There are a number of community initiatives working with and around migrant communities and policy. Read about the City of Northfield’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals as part of their current Strategic Plan.
Northfield Municipal ID
Northfield was the first city in the state of Minnesota to have a municipal ID program. Municipal ID programs provide another form of identification for people who may be unable to obtain forms of photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. The more people who utilize this program, the more normalized it becomes in our community!
Apply for a Northfield Municipal ID HERE
- “Recipes for Action” on the Rural Immigration Network website, founded by St. Olaf College Political Science Professor Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak.
- El Super Barrio Latino radio show on KYMN 95.1 The One, Sundays at 7 pm. This radio show is led by local Latinx community leaders.
- City of Northfield Human Rights Commission. The public is welcome to attend meetings
- The following community organizations work directly with immigrant communities. There are many ways you can get involved to support their efforts:
- Neighbors United of Northfield, MN (community organizing)
- HealthFinders Collaborative (healthcare)
- Growing Up Healthy (early childhood education; part of Northfield Healthy Community Initiative)
- Main Street Project (regenerative agriculture)
- Greenvale Park Community School (out of school time education)
- Northfield Public Library and the LINK Desk (access to services)
- Dakota Prairie Adult Basic Education (adult education)
- TORCH (college preparedness program for high schoolers)
- St. Dominic’s Church (faith-based organization)
- Regeneration Farms (regenerative agriculture)
- Faribault Diversity Coalition (community organizing and education support)
- Faribault Community School (out of school time education)
- Somali Community Resettlement Services (social services provider)