The FNA is Hiring!

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in your community? Do you love connecting with people? The Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA) is hiring for two different positions. You will get the opportunity to build a ground level team right here on the Northside.

Neighborhood Connector: APPLICATION HERE

The Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA) is seeking a part-time independent contractor to serve as a Connector that builds relationships with residents to foster involvement with the FNA. The Neighborhood Connector will report to the FNA Board. The FNA is a non-profit, managed by a board of directors and works for the benefit and betterment of the Folwell neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN. The FNA’s hiring values include equality, community representation, and local hiring within our community, but does not disqualify candidates on these principles.

Job Expectations:

Connect with neighbors using door knocking, phone calls, house visits, events, and flyers Use Spotio database

Organize and facilitate follow ups and 1×1’s with residents

Attend weekly Connector meeting

Attend Folwell’s monthly Neighborhood Night

Help organize and host block parties

Attend Neighborhood Connector Training, six month review, and exit interview

Hours and Benefits:

Total Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week Pay: $18 per hour

Phone will be provided by the FNA Vacation time not included / Benefits not included Requirements


Must be available during evenings and weekends, or when it works to connect with the community. Enjoys working with people Passionate about building community Able to walk and climb stairs Preferred Fluent in a second language (Spanish, Hmong, or Somali) Experience: Proficient in G-Suite Comfortable with technology Organizing training preferred but not expected Experience or training in de-escalation Experience or training in mediation


Youth CoordinatorAPPLICATION

The Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA) is seeking a part-time independent contractor to serve as a Youth Coordinator that builds relationships with youth and fosters involvement with the FNA. The Youth Coordinator will report to the FNA board. The FNA is a non-profit managed by a board of directors and works for the benefit and betterment of the Folwell neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN.

The FNA hiring values include: Equality, community representation, and local hiring within our community, but does not disqualify candidates on these principles.

Hours: 20-25/week Benefits/Vacation: Not included Start of Contract: ASAP Expiration: 05/31/2021(possibility of renewal)


Work with youth of 10-18 years of age.

Determine youth needs through community outreach

Build a strong network of support to promote long-term success through one monthly event and one recurring program.

Creates processes to continuously grow youth participation.

Facilitates, designs, and implements two youth programs over course of contract

Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the youth of the community

Creating partnerships with other community outreach organizations.

Submit for at least one grant quarterly with the aid of a youth committee

Provide quarterly update to neighborhood

Participate in weekly staff meetings

Create goals within the program

Track/document program participation through sign in sheets


Must be able to pass a background check

Experience in youth programming, including development and implementation

Understanding of the social and economic circumstances that surround North Minneapolis youth

Ability to relate to youth while maintaining professional boundaries

Experience or training in deescalating/ mediation

Possess knowledge of grant writing

Passionate about building with diverse communities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Be able to operate independently and with minimal supervision

Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills.

Must be available during evenings and weekends or flexible to the needs of the community.

Must be flexible to the demands of a small organization and willing to step into tasks as needed

Bilingual- bonus but not required

For questions please contact us at info@folwell.org.


Winter Wear Donation Drive

The time is here where the cold has arrived and temps will continue to drop. Many the community are experiencing challenging times financially and could use a little support preparing for the cold from their neighbors.

The Folwell Neighborhood Association is collecting all Winter Gear (Adults and kids) for donations to give to families in need. You can drop off donations EVERY Tuesday and Thursday in November from 2:00 -7:00 pm at 3701 Fremont Ave N.

Items being collected should be new or slightly used and in good condition, etc.


Items will be given away at a time and location TBD. Please check the FB event to find out updated details.

Contact Ogi if you want to donate or need a coat or supplies: ogi@folwell.org

Financial donations also accepted to purchase supplies through PayPal. Please note that your donation is for the Winter Wear Donation Drive.


Census 2020: WE COUNT

The 2020 Census is here. Have you received it in the mail? Have you filled it out?

Check out the live interactive map to see how well Folwell, the Northside, and Minneapolis is doing.

Learn more about the Census and how to fill it out. Every count matters when it comes to funding critical programs like SNAP, WIC, Parks, Schools and City infrastructure.

Looking for work? Census Job applications have been extended through May.

Multi language Census Videos to help you understand and learn more.


Falloween: Bringing Halloween Back to Folwell

Did you participate in our first ever Falloween? We would love to hear back from you about your experience so we can continue to grow and improve the community’s collective experience around this event. You can find the form here.

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Remember the years when every porch light was on and the streets were full of children and families? Ghosts, Goblins, superheros, cheerleaders, and wizards would visit every home with the magical chant that granted them the one day a year where their pillow case would be full of candy. For many however, recent years have seen visibly empty streets and much of their bags of candy go untouched as kids and families choose to Trick or Treat in other neighborhoods. 

Residents in Folwell have teamed up with the Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA) and Folwell Park to bring Halloween back to Folwell! This year on Oct. 31 neighbors have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Falloween Fun! 

  • Trunk or Treat will be held at Folwell Park. No registration required, just bring your car (decorated or not) and park it in the lot. This is a great activity for little kids! Come visit the FNA tent and get your picture taken at the Photo Booth before you get candy!
  • A Bonfire and treats will be waiting for kids and families at the Story Garden on 35th and Humboldt. 
  • If you are looking for a more spooky experience, visit the garden on 34th and Penn “Eddie’s Garden of Dreams” previously known as the Love Garden. There will be a variety of harvest activities and a scary movie!

Residents of Folwell can also register their house for Trick or Treating to receive $10 to help offset costs. While anyone can hand out candy, those who register will be put on a map to help create a Trail of Treats journey for families to move them from event to event. 

You can register HERE!

Got questions, ideas or would you like to volunteer to be a safe spot on the Trail of Treats? Contact us at info@folwell.org


2019 Folwell Resource Fair Registration

The Annual Folwell Resource Fair and Ice Cream Social is coming up on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5-8 pm. More than a thousand residents show up to the park to hang out, play games, enjoy music, and food together.

Providing tables as platforms that creates access to dozens of resources for community members is a key focus of the FNA’s largest event of the year. We prioritize space for Northside business first, but welcome any agency that provides services or opportunities for Folwell’s residents.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form to get more information and confirm a spot.

This event is free to participate in. For more questions, contact the event organizer, Dani at danielle@folwell.org.