Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre has been an active member of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Arts community for the past 40 years. With continuous involvement in exemplifying the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization, Zorongo supports and stands by the importance of expressing oneself through art. We encourage anyone who wants to try Flamenco to come to attend a class. We have a beginner's course designed to help new attendees get comfortable with the basics of Flamenco.
As we reopen, we are also looking for new board members to join the Zorongo family. Anyone and everyone is welcome. All you need to do is email Michael Bargas at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the board will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please let them know Zorongo would be happy to have them!
"Some members have danced Flamenco for years, others had not heard of this art form before joining the board. That diversity is part of what makes being a member of Zorongo's board interesting, engaging, and rewarding." - Board Member Trish
Since 2004, the Longfellow Business Directory has been published in cooperation between the LBA and the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger. We are just getting started on work for the 2022 Directory, which will be printed and distributed to neighborhood households this December. It is totally FREE for your business to be included in the directory. Please take a look at your current listing HERE (there is an alphabetical index of all businesses in the back). If you have any changes or updates, you can click on the fillable pdf survey below and email it to email@example.com.
If you are interested in purchasing ad space in the Directory, you can reach out to Denis Woulfe at 651-917-4183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligible employers, such as businesses and tax-exempt organizations with fewer than 500 employees and certain governmental employers, can receive a tax credit for providing paid time off for each employee receiving the vaccine and for any time needed to recover from the vaccine. For example, if an eligible employer offers employees a paid day off in order to get vaccinated, the employer can receive a tax credit equal to the wages paid to employees for that day (up to certain limits). Learn more
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal has now re-opened. The SBA has also added the following updated resources.
Kennedy & Cain, PLLC is a small law firm located at 3400 E Lake St. Minneapolis, MN that practices primarily in business law (transactional and litigation) and criminal defense. Kennedy & Cain, PLLC seeks to fill the role of FT legal secretary/paralegal. The position will provide support to two attorneys and manage day to day communications with clients. Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply send your resume and two references to Michael Cain at email@example.com
In May 2020, the murder of George Floyd had created a deep pain within our communities. On May 29, 2020, MIGIZI’s building caught on fire due to the proximity of neighboring fires and fell shortly after.
On Friday, May 28th, MIGIZI wishes to bring the community together for a walk down East Lake street in remembrance of George Floyd and to memorialize their space as they acknowledge the past year of challenges, and just as importantly, look ahead to a time of growth and prosperity. There will be a program prior to the walk at 3017 27th Ave S. where speakers and leaders will have the opportunity to speak, sing, pray, and say a blessing for MIGIZI’S new space at 1845 E. Lake St. which plans to open in May 2022.
MIGIZI is inviting all community members to come walk with them on May 28th from their previous space at 3017 27th Ave S. Minneapolis to their new building at 1845 E. Lake St. Minneapolis (formerly Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly). They will begin their walk with a gathering at 3017 27th Ave S. at 11:00AM to then finish their event with food at 1845 E. Lake St. by 1:00PM.
ABOUT MIGIZI: MIGIZI is a Native American nonprofit organization that has been equipping young people with the academic and professional skills to succeed in school and their careers since 1977. Today, MIGIZI empowers young people with professional training within the media and green industry and provides academic, cultural resources to students around the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis bars and restaurants can still apply for temporary expansion permits for outdoor dining. This free permit allows businesses to add seating outside to compensate for reduced indoor capacity. Businesses that were granted temporary outdoor expansion permits on private property last summer do not need to reapply. Businesses that were granted lane use permits will need to reapply. Businesses that would like to change their set up from last summer should contact their license inspector. More information.
Applications for the RRF opens on Monday, May 3 at 11AM CST, with a 21-day priority window for small businesses owned by women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The SBA will accept applications from all eligible applicants, but only process and fund the priority group applications until day 21 of the process. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.
Eligible businesses include:
HOW TO APPLY
In preparation, qualifying applicants should familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient application. Follow the steps below.
For more information, visit the SBA website.
The Fund for Safe Communities was established in 2018 by the Minneapolis Foundation to support tangible, specific, and meaningful actions to address and prevent violence. This funding opportunity is designed to support gatherings and activities to address community trauma and promote wellness among Minneapolis youth and adults.
Funding will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, and religious organizations that support youth, adults, and families in Minneapolis neighborhoods. The Foundation plans to award a total of up to $250,000, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 and an average award of approximately $3,000. Learn more and apply here.
The City of Minneapolis has awarded about $1 million to seven community organizations to provide positive outreach and support services during and after the trials of the former officers involved in the killing of George Floyd. These community organizations will provide positive outreach and community engagement; support two-way communication between communities and the City; de-escalate, mediate and resolve conflicts if needed; and share information about existing City and community supports and help community members access them. Contracts will run through Dec. 31, 2021.
The seven organizations are:
• A Mother’s Love
• Center for Multicultural Mediation
• Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)
• Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and T.O.U.C.H. Outreach
• Change Equals Opportunity (C.E.O.)
• Restoration Inc
• We Push for Peace.
The organizations will work in specific areas of the City covering north, south and downtown. Eligible organizations included nonprofit or community-based organizations, neighborhood organizations, cultural organizations, places of worship or faith organizations, and individuals. Visit the City website for more information about the City of Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention and its other programs. https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/departments/health/office-violence-prevention