Community Connections

The mission of the Community Connections Committee is to build strong intergenerational, multicultural, safe neighborhoods through community ownership.

Participating Community Partners

Volunteers of America Residential Reentry Center

2825 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

VOARRCVOA provides residential reentry services for men and women who are allowed to complete part of their prison sentences in the community. This affords them the opportunity to restore community ties, obtain employment, and pay a portion of their care and supervision to the state or federal jurisdictions who have authority over them for the period of their stay. See more information here.

East Lake Library

2727 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

East Lake Library 004East Lake Library provides myriad community activities, workshops, classes, presentations and discussions, for anyone from youth to seniors citizens! Check out their website for up-to-date information on hours,  upcoming events, and opportunities.

Minneapolis Police Dept 3rd Precinct Crime Prevention

3000 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Shun Tillman, the 3rd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS), regularly attends CCC meetings to brief members on crime trends, community safety meetings, block club leader development, and other pertinent information. As our neighborhood CPS, he works with residents, neighborhood organizations and businesses to:

  • Recruit and train block leaders to get block clubs started
  • Maintain block clubs
  • Present safety and neighborhood livability information to the public
  • Publish and distribute crime alerts
  • Promote National Night Out
  • Resolve complaints about problem properties
  • Respond to crime trends

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the above information, you can find Shun Tillman at:

MPD 3rd Precinct CCP/SAFE
3000 Minnehaha Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-673-3563 Fax

Current & Upcoming Projects We’re Supporting

Greater Longfellow Raking and Shoveling Network

The committee is working to establish a volunteer network to assist elderly and disabled neighbors with raking and shoveling of yards and sidewalks. We are in the early stages of organizing this network, stay tuned for more details!


Longfellow365, a Community Photography Project

Starting January 2014, seven photographers from Greater Longfellow will each be assigned a day of the week to photograph something in the neighborhood. Find more information, click here, or for questions contact Guthrie at Photos will be posted daily to


Past Projects:

Minnehaha Free Space Youth Video Project

LCC contracted Intermedia Arts to execute a four-week course in video media production with underserved youth at Longfellow Park. Participants made videos that focused on Greater Longfellow.

Meeting Day and Time:

Generally the second Tuesday of the month. Check the LCC web calendar for meeting location and time.

For further information:

To get involved, email or call 612-722-4529 EXT 13.