The sizable immigrant and growing refugee community in Northfield has been largely invisible for many years and suffers issues that are specific to them. Neighbors United works to bring visibility and empowerment to this community.


Our Work Together

The Necessary Conversations program continues
We bring workshops on different topics and participants get small grants as part of the necessary conversations.
With other groups, NorthSTAR, Stand Up Northfield and others we created the Northfield Antirracist Action Coalition, NAAC  

The Antiracist Coalition, NAAC, continues to explore ways to make our community a welcoming one for everybody.

Cultural Activities

Creating a Community Mural

Northfield Shares granted funds from the Nutting Beautification Fund to work on the "Our Great Diverse Community" mural. 2020-2021 at the Just Food Co-op

Mercado Local

The market of immigrant vendors from Mexico and Guatemala

With an initial grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, SMIF, the Mercado Local started December 2021


  • Neighbors Associations

  • Municipal ID, first in MN

  • Business Association

  • Advisory/Office of Immigrants and Refugees

Working to empower immigrants and refugees in Rice County

Census 2020! We Counted!

We did it! We counted!

Due to COVID-19 our Census 2020 campaign went digital! The Census Ambassadors Program was conducted by phone and many of us were counted!

Future Events

Follow us on the radio show El Súper Barrio Latino, at the local station in Northfield, KYMN, The One, 95.1. FM, 1080 AM
Sundays from 7-9 pm

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