Folwell Updates


Free Pumpkin Give Away!

Join the neighborhood in a Socially Distant Pumpkin Give Away on Friday October 2 at 7 – 9pm at The Story Garden located at 35th and Humboldt Ave N.

During COVID 19 we are pulling back on the large activities that we do in Folwell. There will be no Harvest Festival this year, but the pumpkins have been grown and are ready to give away. We encourage folks to wear masks and if you don’t have one we will have some to give away.

There will be a bonfire keeping folks warm, candy to be handed out (with safe guards in place), and the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” playing on a screen!

You can pick up Litter Be Gone Supplies and register to vote!

Check out the bees, pick a couple tomatoes, and tour the garden.

Dress warm, come ready to hunt for your perfect pumpkin and be prepared to wait in line. (we will be monitoring folks at the pumpkin pile to reduce contact.)

Contact Dani with questions,


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


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:

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


2020 Annual Gathering and Election

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it on Monday night for the Annual Neighborhood Gathering and Election! If you weren’t there, we sure did miss you! It was wonderful to gather safely together as the weather turns colder, knowing that for the majority of the coming months, due to COVID-19 we will be meeting together over zoom.

We gathered in the newly renovated yard at 3701 Fremont Ave N. Folks gathered in the adjoining empty lot, among the garden and around the fire pit.

Thank you to Angelo Williamson with Wha’Jamican who provided amazing burritos!

Thank you to Elder Amoke Kubat for sharing art through story and centering the value of stories for us.

Thank you Kenzie O’Keefe from Pillsbury and being there with Get Out the Vote.

Thank you to our elected officials; Irene Krissie Fernando, KerryJo Felder, Bobby Joe Champion, and Phillipe Cunningham – Ward 4 Minneapolis City Council Member for being in community with us an sharing about your work.

Thank you Linda Hitzeman Krohn from Thrivent for being there to help out with Census outreach.

Thank you Cody Olson for coming and sharing info around the C-line that coming down Fremont.

Thank you Ariah Fine for helping with our neighborhood elections and ensuring that every vote was counted.

Thank you to Kathleen Acaso and the Green Team for all the Liter Be Gone supplies that got distributed!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have done incredible work throughout the last year. We are SO grateful to each and every one of you. We hope you enjoy your gift card from Adorn by Kella with Markella Smith!

Thank you Katrina Hannemann for being our photographer and capturing the event!

Folks enjoyed coming to tour the space, electing new Board Members, eating and getting to know one another, and then ending the night with a bonfire. It was so incredible being in our new space together!

Check out the photos and please give a warm welcome to our new Board of Directors! The community elected five new folks to serve on the board. Welcome Sara Merrill, Emily Flower, Beatrice Hawkins, Malory Leishman, and Gary Way. You can contact them on the “Get to know the Board of Directors” page on the website.