Front row (left to right): Angie Schmidt Whitney (Co-Director), Meg Schrafft, Bao Yang, Maggie Ellis, Jackie Liska, & Victoria Beach. Back row (left to right): Theresa Farrell, Diana Elhard, Gary Eichten (Minnesota Public Radio), Matt Lindstrom (Co-Director), Michelle Hansmann, Jacob Shawback, & Sadie Vahle.

Civic Engagement Sites:

Victoria Beach - Early Learning Center of Brookings, SD

Diana Elhard - MORE Multicultural Empowerment

Maggie Ellis - Children's Museum of South Dakota

Theresa Farrell - United Way of Central Minnesota

Michelle Hansmann - Catholic Charities, Minneapolis

Jackie Liska - Boys & Girls Club of Brookings, SD

Meg Schrafft - Birthline

Jacob Shawback - Kim Hunter & Associates

Sadie Vahle - 360 Communities

Bao Yang - Hmong American Partnership

A few of our Fellows showcasing our "Good Neighbor" project.

Left to right: Bao Yang, Meg Schrafft, Theresa Farrell, Jackie Liska, Angie Schmidt Whitney (Co-Director), & Sadie Vahle

Inspired by their diverse experiences of community in civic engagement internships, the 2015 CSB Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows set out to ask the people around them: "What does it mean to be a good neighbor?". Workshops were conducted over the course of two months and received responses from over 100 individuals throughout Saint Cloud and Saint Joseph.

Participating Organizations:

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

Community Pillars

Joe Town Table

Kennedy Elementary School KIDSTOP

Saint Benedict's Monastery &

Other Community Groups