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.

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Our Work Together

With other groups, NorthSTAR, Stand Up Northfield and others we created the Northfield Antiracist Action Coalition in 2020, NAAC.
Since 2021 working on the Initiative 

 PATHWAYS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP 

The Necessary Conversations program continues

We bring workshops on different topics and participants get small grants as part of the necessary conversations.

Cultural Activities

Creating a Community Mural at Just Food and working to connect with our Native neighbors

●  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

●  Working to connect with our Native neighbors and create

    panels by the river to tell the history of our area

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. During the summer the market is at Riverside Market

OUR ACTIONS

  • Neighbors Associations and supporting the Viking Terrace Resident Association

  • Municipal ID, first in MN

  • Creating a 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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We stand on the homelands of the Wahpekute and other Bands of the Dakota Nation. We honor with gratitude the people who have stewarded the land throughout the generations and their ongoing contributions to this region. We acknowledge the ongoing injustices that we have committed against the Dakota Nation, and we wish to interrupt this legacy, beginning with acts of healing and honest storytelling about this place.

                                                                                            Statement approved by the City of Northfield November 17, 2020 thanks to the work

                                                                                                          of the Northfield Human Rights Commission and our organization