A newsletter of the District 1 Community Council
St. Paul, Minnesota
May 2022 

Battle Creek | Conway  | Eastview | Highwood

WThe mission of the Southeast Community Organization (SECO) is to share knowledge and power, to organize and to advocate with the people who live and work in our neighborhoods. We are seeking a new Executive Director to help move our work forward. Please send a resume and a letter or email outlining your interest in the position to
Position remains open until filled 

We want to hear from you! 
Therese Scherbel was re-elected to the SECO Board in the April 2022 election. 
"I have been a resident of the Conway neighborhood since 1998. My husband and I raised our two daughters here. I have served on the Southeast Community Organization board for the past few years and I wanted to continue serving because I think it is important to be involved in the community. I'm involved in coordinating membership and engagement at the Conway community garden and serving on the environmental committee. I'm also a strong advocate in improving public information and communications so that our neighbors are aware of issues that affect Conway, Eastview, Battle Creek, and Highwood." 

Volunteers Needed for Drop- off Day

For a small fee, community members can come bring in the things that they need to get rid of - from mattresses to TVs to old and broken toys, clothes, and small electronics - that are not collected in the regular trash.


Two volunteer shifts, from 7:30 am-10:30 am and 10:15 am-1:30 pm are available. Volunteers get a voucher for a free drop-off for themselves, & food/drink during their shifts


Go to the form HERE to volunteer 

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Equity Center

The Sanneh Foundation
Conway Rec Center
2090 Conway St, St Paul, MN 55119


The Sanneh Foundation held their grand opening of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Equity Center in St. Paul!  The ribbon/floss cutting, and program took place April 13. Remarks were given by Sanneh Foundation CEO Tony Sanneh, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Delta Dental of Minnesota CEO and President Rod Young, and B. Kyle, CEO of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce.

This state-of-the-art facility will help the Sanneh Foundation with their focus on combatting inequities by providing support, activities and education to children and families.  You can learn more about the facility here:


June 21-24th 2022

The Sanneh Foundation along with St. Paul Parks and Rec is offering free soccer clinics this summer.  Clinics are for youth ages 5 - 13. Topics covered include basic skill training, speed and agility development, attacking, defending, small-sided games, and tactics. Participants receive daily soccer instruction, a FREE t-shirt, water bottle, cinch sack, and a Delta Dental oral hygiene kit. Meals and/or snacks may be provided at the camp. Click HERE for more information

St. Paul Public Library -SPPL
Createch is created by teens for teens, ages, 12-18 to  explore creative talents, pursue their interests, and spark new passions.

Play video games with friends, create a design on the laser engraver, dive into a VR game on an Oculus Quest headset, try your hand at painting, drawing, and sewing, pilot a drone, or record your next song in the recording studio.

Experiential Learning Bakery Program
Our hands-on, “earn as you learn” job training program teaches essential employment skills to teens in youth-centered bakeries. Our Bakery Program takes a creative, engaged teaching approach, equipping teens with fundamental job skills including: Responsibility to manage a work schedule and ability to ask questions
Mental health awareness month 2021



Each of us can play a role in promoting good mental health by reaching out virtually to a friend, family member or a loved one. Ramsey County provides a variety of mental health resources.

Gift cards now offered for all doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine and booster

Now through May 31, get a $50 gift card for your first, second or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Ramsey County-operated clinic, while supplies last.

  • Get your gift card immediately after vaccination - no forms or paperwork required.
  • You do not have to be a Ramsey County resident to get vaccinated at a Ramsey County clinic or to receive the gift card.
  • For location and dates of Ramsey County-operated clinics, see the vaccine page or call 651-266-1190.
Highwood Hills Recreation Center | Saint Paul Minnesota

Rec Check is a free after-school and summer program for youth in grades 1–5 provided at various recreation center sites. Rec Check is open for youth who live or attend school in Saint Paul. Additional programs are available on no-school days. Visit the Rec Check webpage for this season's full details, including registration information and COVID-19 safety procedures.

Join us in shaping the 2023 City Budget through this virtual community conversation

Led by the Office of Financial Services in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, these 5 virtual community conversations will be held on Microsoft Teams, will be free, and open to the public.

The dates and times of these sessions include:  

  • Saturday, May 7 – 10-11 a.m. 

  • Thursday, May 12 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, May 24 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

  • Thursday, June 2 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Community members interested in participating can register here. 

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