July 2016
U P C O M I N G 
E V E N T S 
Monday, Aug 15
6:00 PM
Accessory Dwelling Units --
Community Meeting
Saint Paul College
Room 2115
235 Marshall Ave

Tuesday, Aug 16
Neighborhood Development Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

Tuesday Aug 16
Western District Police Department Community Meeting
Police Department,
367 Grove St

Wednesday, Aug 17
1:30 PM
The On-time Circus: Pop up Puppet Show
Carty Park

Wednesday, Aug 17
6:30 PM
Community Safety and Improvement Committee Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

Tuesday, Aug 23
SUPC Board Election Filing Deadline

Tuesday, Aug 23
6 PM
SUPC Board Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

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SUPC Board Elections are Coming!!
See the article below for more info.
We want to hear from you!
Take a Short SUPC Survey
As your local community planning council, we're interested in getting to know more about our neighbors. We want to know which parks you like, what your favorite things to do in the neighborhood are, and what you'd like to see more of! Understanding what YOU want helps us build and grow the neighborhood.

So we're starting a new project: every month in the Porchlite, there will be a link to a very short survey, usually only 3 questions. Take the survey and you'll be entered in a special quarterly drawing to win a gift card to a local business.

Aug 15:A Special Community Forum
What is an accessory dwelling unit? An accessory dwelling unit or ADU is a secondary living space in a single-family home that has been configured to be used a separate dwelling unit.

There is currently a proposed change to the City's zoning code to allow for ADUs within one-half mile of the Green Line. This change would impact approximately 2/3rds of the Summit-University area.

We want to create a space for neighbors to learn more about ADUs, voice their opinion, and connect with other neighbors around this issue.

Monday, August 15 6-7:30 PM
Saint Paul College, 
235 Marshall Ave
Room 2115

For more information, click HERE.

The On-time Circus: Pop up Puppet Show
Come see Puppets in the Park! For Free!

Ms. Tock has set out with her feisty dog, a diva chicken, and tagalong mice in her quirky little trailer assembled from pieces of her past! Together they have a circus to perform. Puppets, clowning, live music, and songs make this show a must see. And it's free and open for all ages!

The On-time Circus will be presented in Carty Park (705 Iglehart) at 1:30pm on Wednesday, August 17th. 

St. Paul Parks and Recreation and Margo McCreary, long time Twin Cities puppeteer, have collaborated on this tour to answer a community need for events in the smaller neighborhood parks. "The On-Time Circus" is a highly creative 45 minute long puppet and clown show with live music and original songs for family audiences. It is an outdoor show, so bring blankets or chairs to set out on the grass! This tour is made possible with a Community Arts Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and support from The Midway Men's Club.

Summit-University Planning Council
Board of Directors Elections
Summit University Planning Council will be holding elections this fall for its community board of directors! Our board of 25 serves staggered two year terms, so half of the seats are open for election this year.

We try to make our election process accessible to everyone, so there are many ways to vote. Beginning on September 1st, you can vote online through our website. You can also drop in to the SUPC office and fill our a ballot. Finally, we'll have a voting booth at Selby Jazz Fest on September 10th. 

The deadline for filing for election is coming up fast: August Tuesday August 23rd. So if you're interested in volunteering in a fun and interesting role that serves your community and neighborhood, give us a call or drop by the office and talk to Jens Werner about this awesome leadership opportunity!

SUPC Office
627 Selby Ave
(651) 228-1855
NNO - National Night Out
National  Night out (NNO) was Tuesday, August 2, and it was a big success!

From visits from local police and giant Eureka recycling trucks to live music, food, and friends, the street was the place to be! 

Go to our Facebook page and share your photos of the evening.
National  Night out (NNO) was Tuesday, August 2, and it was a big success!

From visits from local police and giant Eureka recycling trucks to live music, food, and friends, the street was the place to be! 

Go to our Facebook page and share your photos of the evening.
Fall Youth Soccer, Lacrosse, and Football
Space is still available in some age groups for fall youth soccer, lacrosse, football, and flag football at Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center. Practices begin mid-to-late August. For more information, call 

Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center at 
(651) 642-0650

Updates from Hallie Q. Brown
Hallie Q. Brown Hosts a Successful National Night Out!

On Tuesday, August 2, Hallie Q. Brown joined with many other community organizations and neighborhoods in hosting National Night Out for members of our community. Over 50 people attended to enjoy food from the grill, meet their neighbors, and learn more about Hallie Q. Brown. Local kids enjoyed hula-hooping, games and a bounce house. In addition, St. Paul Police officers stopped by to chat with community members. It was a fun evening - thanks to all who stopped by!

Support Needed for New Classroom in Early Learning Center

Hallie Q. Brown is excited to announce a new campaign to support creating an additional classroom in our Early Learning Center (ELC)! The ELC is currently at capacity with 42 students, and developing a new classroom would allow us to provide 20 additional St. Paul students with quality, compassionate early education. Please visit our Go Fund Me page and watch the video to learn more about the ELC, our success stories, and how you can help "Build Up Kids, Build Up Community."

This Fall, Fly Around the World Without Leaving St. Paul

"Come Fly Around the World" with us at Hallie Q. Brown's 87th Annual Gala, taking place on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event features heavy appetizers, drinks, multi-cultural food and festivities, a silent auction, live music, dancing and much more. Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing by buying tickets on or before September 1. Tickets are available at  www.hallieqbrown.org, and all proceeds benefit our programs. We hope you'll join us!

Summit-University Youth Council
The Summit-University Planning Council is hosting Youth Council meetings this summer!

The SUYC is a place for youth to voice their concerns about community issues. In the first meeting, youth connected with each other by discussing what they would like to improve in the community. We brainstormed on projects the council would like to take part in. These projects include Neighborhood clean ups, community gardens, drop-in
centers, among others.

Together the youth in the community will help build a stronger, cleaner, and more united Summit-University nieghborhood.

The SUYC is important to the neighborhood because it's a
way for the youth to become more involved with the community. It also allows youth to become more aware of community issues, as well as voice their opinions on issues that matter. Youth voices are essential to creating a better Saint Paul. Youth are the leaders of the future, and without their input, Saint Paul and the Summit Universit neighborhood will be jeopardizing their future ahead.

By: Hannah Ihekoronye, Summit-University Youth Council
Want to Start Your Own Business? 
Plan It!
Rondo Community Land Trust (CLT) in partnership with Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) and the Summit University Planning Council are offering, Plan It! An Entrepreneur's Guide to Success.

The program helps start-up and young micro-businesses in targeted Twin Cities neighborhoods including the Rondo community to obtain business training, financing, and other support within their own communities.

The program is specifically targeted to low and moderate-income residents who want to learn the skills needed to successfully start and operate a business. Applications are now available.

For more information,  CLICK HERE.

Get a Free Workout this Summer with Fitness Classes at Central Village Park
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is now offering free Fitness in the Parks classes at Central Village Park! Classes include BootCamp, Tabata HIIT, Tai Chi Chi and more. Classes are open to all ages, but Capture the Flag and Park Play Fit are especially great for kids.

There is no registration required -
just pick a class you like and show up! Classes run through early October and are subject to change. Classes are also held at Boyd Park, Summit Overlook Park and all around Saint Paul. Visit Saint Paul's Fitness in the Parks page for the most up-to-date schedule and information.

Central High School Transformation
For the past five years Central High School in Saint Paul has been working to improve the campus life of their students and community. Central has been creating a community effort
to reshape the landscape with an effort known as "Transforming Central". 

Central began installation of a new outdoor area in June 2016, and the renovation should continue till mid August.

The goal of the renovation is to improve students' experience and the environmental impacts on campus.

The renovation includes a new paved pathway to Lexington Parkway that will be maintained during winter and spring. It will also include a new outdoor classroom space based on teacher preferences. 

Transforming Central also wants to improve the campus's environmental impact by improving landscape management. Central will be removing the berm areas in front of the school to implement an underground storm water treatment system. Permeable pavers will be installed, as well as new planters with seating and a large rain garden. 

Lastly, due to Central's student environmental awareness group, "Roots and Shoots", there will be new bike racks installed in the unused alcoves in front of the building.

All of these renovations are expected to be finished before Central goes into their 150th year. Congrats!

For more information, CLICK HERE

Senior Community Services
Attention Seniors! Do you need help around the house?

Then the HOME program of Senior Community Services is the answer for you. HOME (Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly) offers an array of services designed to help you stay in your home.

Our handymen can help with that dripping faucet that's just getting worse or with those other repairs that you just haven't taken care of. Our homemakers can help with those cleaning tasks that are getting harder to do as well as run errands for you. This time of year, yard work might be on your mind as well.

We have a large numbers of volunteers available every fall to help with raking. One new service that we are offering is a Home Health and Safety assessment. During this one hour visit, we will identify safety issues in your home and work with you to make the corrective repairs. Our goal is to help you stay safe in your home and avoid falls. As a non-profit, we offer our services on a sliding fee scale based on your income. Don't put off help any longer, call us today at 952-746- 4046 or visit us on the web at  seniorcommunity.org. We also have an office conveniently located at Creekside Community Center so

stop by for a visit. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

News from Our Council
Check out our new website  --   summit-university.org and keep current on neighborhood events, projects, block clubs and recycling information. 

Do you have a community concern or issue?  Do you have some ideas on how to make our neighborhoods safer or more vibrant?  If so please come to the SUPC Community Forum, Thursday, April 14 from 6-7:30 at the SUPC office, 627 Selby, Suite A.

Please consider becoming a board member. Districts A and D each have a vacancy.  If you are interested, contact Jens@summit-university.org.