Our mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development.

Please support the work of the Community Design Center of Minnesota by making an online donation at Givemn.org

Photo: Children’s Garden at 3rd and Maria

Dayton's Bluff Children's Garden at 3rd & Maria

Photo: Working at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

Working at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

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Community Design Center of Minnesota

Community Design Center of Minnesota

Join the Community Design Center at the 2012 Youth Social Entrepreneur Summit

Find out more at the Facebook event listing.

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Fall 2011 Newsletter

Download our Fall 2011 newsletter: cdc_newsletter-fall_2011.pdf (627 KB PDF)


A Video Introduction to What We Do


Changemakers: Teens Who Earn and Learn

[Logo: Sundance Family Foundation]

These clips are selections about the Community Design Center of Minnesota from the Changemakers video. To learn more about Changemakers: Teens Who Learn and Earn and the Sundance Family Foundation, visit the Sundance Family Foundation Web site.

Learn more about Emergence Films

Purchase the full DVD from Film Baby


Check out our youth interns in action at one of our cooking classes


The Community Design Center of Minnesota is proud to be a host site and partner for the City of St. Paul's Youth Job Corps. We are grateful for the support this program provides for our youth internships.