The West Side Community Organization powers the people of the West Side to create a vibrant and thriving neighborhood for all.
Growing out of a movement in 1973 to save Humboldt High School, WSCO is rooted in activism, using organizing and equitable development principles as a foundation for all of our work. Our staff, board members and volunteers:
PURPOSE & SCOPE
WSCO is seeking a fundraising consultant/expert to build organizational capacity for raising funds and meeting revenue goals in 2017.
This position will:
Review and assess current fundraising strategy and activities
Recommend annual strategies and lead the development of resulting activities
Specific Deliverables Include:
Total project not to exceed $10,000
Consultants will be evaluated on previous success working with community-based organizations, their ability to meet expected deliverables, and the timeline & budget.
This opportunity is open to both individuals and firms/organizations. WSCO is especially interested in working with traditionally underrepresented persons and/or those who have demonstrated success in economically & racially diverse communities.
Please submit complete applications to LeahS@wsco.org by Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5 pm. No phone calls please.
WSCO wants to thank you for coming out and marching with us and TakeAction MN on Saturday. It was POWERFUL seeing all of you out in the streets marching, standing, and supporting out our immigrant and refugee community as well as elevating issues of racial, social, and economic injustices seen and experienced on the West Side. Your love and commitment to your community is inspirational and this march through the West Side demonstrated the power that this community carries.
We would love for you to continue participating in WSCO events and committees! Below are a few upcoming events and committees to look out for:
-Riverfront Development & Land Use Committee 3/21 @ 6:30PM at the Baker Center
-Business & Economic Power 4/5 @ 6:30 at the Baker Center
-Earth Day Greenway & Sunflower event 4/22 at the West Side Flats Greenway Space
Also, this photo was taken by our own ex-officio, Monica Bryand. If you took pictures you would like to share, please email them to us : email@example.com.
“If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson
Funding for afterschool programs in Minnesota is in danger of severe cuts! President’s Trumps proposed funding zeroes out the $1.3 Billion that supports youth through afterschool programming through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC).
This link makes it SO EASY to reach out to your legislators. What’s at stake? Currently, 110 afterschool centers serve over 15,000 young people from Bemidji to Rochester and the Twin Cities to Hendricks. 21st CCLC is the largest source of funding for afterschool in Minnesota.
The West Side neighborhood has a 21st Century grant that serves over 500 youth at many different West Side Schools and community based organizations.
All of these programs would be eliminated under President Trump’s proposed budget.
Remember, only Congress can pass a budget.
Please let your legislators how important these resources are to our community.
SATURDAY 3/18 12:30 pm Join WSCO and TakeAction in marching through the West Side in solidarity with issues affecting the West Side, the Twin Cities, and Minnesota.
We are marching in support of our community, our immigrant neighbors, and neighbors of color. Join WSCO in leading the march through the West Side.
Meet us at 12:30PM the Wellstone Center to walk with WSCO and TakeAction in renewing our hope and supporting our community.
LOOK FOR THE ‘WEST SIDE STRONG’ SIGNS.
If you are interested in joining TakeAction in their Believe Resist 2017 Annual Meeting, please find more details at TakeAction’s event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/1861242607456500/
“The Annual meeting is a chance to be with others who are trying to make meaning of this moment, who are resisting, who are hopeful, and who are ready to fight for Minnesota and a country where love, joy, and justice prevail.”