On June 10th, 2022, Saint Paul residents and volunteers will come together to celebrate the Frogtown Neighborhood during an afternoon of kid-friendly activities to observe NeighborWorks Week, an annual, nationally recognized event.
During NeighborWorks Week (June 4-11), NeighborWorks Home Partners and other NeighborWorks network organizations across the country celebrate the successes of communities and how NeighborWorks and residents work together to empower people to enhance their lives. On June 10th, 2022, from 3:00-6:00pm, NeighborWorks Home Partners will open up their yard at 533 Dale Street North to host an afternoon of gardening, book reading, and art making in partnership with local organizations, ArtStart/ArtScraps, Urban Farm and Garden Alliance (UFGA), and Renewing the Countryside. From 3:00-3:45, Vanessa Aciro Apira of the UFGA will lead kids in book reading and gardening activities. There will be a 3:45-4:15 break for complimentary snacks. Then from 4:15-6:00, artist Kara Fraki will lead the kids in a Make and Take art class where kids will learn how to make bird feeders. ArtStart will also provide free bird seed to take home. The event is free and no registration is required.
NeighborWorks Home Partners is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of nearly 250 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Throughout the year, NeighborWorks network organizations empower people to take steps to achieve their goals, such as make their community safer, find and maintain secure housing, and ensure financial stability, which leads to thriving, healthier communities. In fiscal year 2021, the NeighborWorks network provided 470,704 housing and counseling services; created 22,001 new homeowners; and constructed, acquired and preserved 13,749 rental homes.
NeighborWorks Home Partners is a non-profit homeownership center located in Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood, and they help families buy and maintain one of the biggest investment in their lives, their home. NeighborWorks dynamic programming includes: advising and educational services for homebuyers; down payment help and first mortgage financing; home improvement financing for fixup projects; and advising services for homeowners who need help to keep their home. NeighborWorks also develops affordable, high-quality homes through new construction and renovation. Services are available in English and Hmong. More information is available at nwhomepartners.org, or you may call them at 651-292-8710.
For additional details, visit the Facebook event page.