Windom Community Council

A nonprofit organization

Windom Community Council (WCC)

The Windom Community Council (WCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the diverse Windom neighborhood located in southwest Minneapolis.   It is managed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to ensure that Windom remains a great neighborhood live, work and visit. They work together to set the direction of the organization, ensure sound fiscal procedures, develop projects with community stakeholders and organize events that build community. 

Windom Neighborhood

Windom is a southwest Minneapolis neighborhood.  Abutting I-35W and Highway 62, Windom residents enjoy a location that is near many of the metro area’s best features: Minnehaha Creek and the Chain of Lakes, direct access for work or play to major arterials and the International Airport, great local businesses and short drives to major cultural attractions and malls.

City of Minneapolis: Neighborhood profile of Windom - http://www.mncompass.org/profiles/neighborhoods/minneapolis/windom

WCC Mission Statement

The Windom Community seeks to be recognized, locally and beyond, as an attractive, supportive and involved neighborhood that takes pride in its cultural diversity and rich history. We are a community of people who strive to provide a safe, clean, educational and prosperous haven for all our residents and businesses. 

WCC Purpose

  1. Consider and act upon issues which affect the livability and quality of the neighborhood;
  2. Provide an open process by which members may involve themselves in neighborhood affairs;
  3. Take positions in matters of civic interest and promote those positions in communications;
  4. Inform residents of events or plans affecting the neighborhood; and
  5. Establish and maintain open communication with other organizations, such as district coalitions, educational institutions, other neighborhood associations, and city, county  and state government agencies.

WCC Programs

Windom Readis an annual children's literacy program that brings together Windom areas families with local children's books authors, local children's book publishing houses and local partners including the National Federation of the Blind: Minnesota Chapter, the Minneapolis Police and Fire Departments, Minneapolis Public Schools (Windom School), Hennepin County (Washburn) Library, and other organizations to promote reading to children.

Tots Rock Dance Party is an annual dance event organized for neighborhood children 0-7 years of age.  It promotes healthy eating and exercise within families, in the cold winter months.  The project was created by Windom mothers who saw a need for programming targeting children under the age of 7 that promotes a healthy lifestyle and getting active.

Windom Community Garden. Since its creation in 2012, the Windom Community Garden has worked to create a gardening space that provides opportunities for people to grow their own food, increase healthy activity, get to know their neighbors, learn from each other and create a productive and beautiful commons in an urban area. The goals of the Windom Community Garden include:

  1. Growing healthy produce for families in the community
  2. Providing an educational opportunity for children
  3. Provides gardening opportunity for townhome and apartment residents without yards for home gardening.
  4. Foster a sense of community among a diverse, transient population
Developed from a former MNDOT construction staging area, the Windom Community Garden has grown by leaps and bounds since its creation and now counts over 50 individual gardeners as its members and contains 44 garden plots (15 4ft x 20ft plots and 29 4ft x 10ft plots) as well as communal herb spirals, berry beds, and fruit trees.

Organization Information

Name

Windom Community Council

Employer id number (ein)

41-1791271

Address

5821 WENTWORTH AVE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55419-2308

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