CSR Minneapolis is part of the Minnesota Project & Network for the state of Minnesota. It is the demographic and population for the City of Minneapolis and western metropolitan Twin Cities, MN. Also known as Hennepin, Carver & Scott counties.
It was because I was living in the western metro of the Twin Cities, MN that I started with this part of the Minnesota demographic. That combined with the fact that the western metropolitan Twin Cities are the largest population demographic in the state of Minnesota.
Community Participation and Engagement
The vision for this work has always included community participation because we need to know what it means to truthfully live together. Genuinely living together starts with each one of us asking the hard questions of ourselves, facing and addressing our own issues. Then, reaching out to help others. The best and most effective help comes through our own experiences. Nothing beats people actively helping other people from a position of authenticity and integrity. We make the best network and human database.
This section is under construction, much more to be shared & published soon...
There is a forum designated for the people of the City of Minneapolis and western metropolitan Twin Cities, MN. Or the counties of Hennepin, Carver and Scott.
This forum is about News, Information, Updates and discussion of events and issues, as well as telling individual stories regarding the this same community of Hennepin, Carver and Scott counties.
This is the overall network of demographic resource groups that is meant to cover the whole of Minnesota. This is called the "Minnesota Project" or the "Minnesota Resource Project." When I first began developing this concept for a new nonprofit to do the work no one else was doing. I wanted the goal to be all of Minnesota. But, without having to lump all the resources for the entire state all together.
CSR Minneapolis is the population & demographic of Western Metropolitan Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Or, Hennepin, Carver, and Scott Counties.
Status: The overall development of CSR Minneapolis has been Primary over all other demographics, because the western metro has a larger population and therefore a larger number of resources.
CSR MN Help, or CSR Minnesota Help is the resource listing and information demographic for the overall state of Minnesota. All of the content for CSR MN Help is meant to be for all of Minnesota. This especially applies to Advocacy and Fundraisers as well as Elections and Voter Registration.
CSR St Paul is the population & demographic of Eastern Metropolitan Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Or, Anoka, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties.
Status: The overall development of CSR St Paul has been secondary to CSR Minneapolis because the western metro has a larger population and therefore a larger number of resources.
CSR Minnesota is the population & demographic of Out-state or Greater Minnesota.
Status: The overall development of CSR Minnesota has been secondary to CSR Minneapolis because the western metro has a larger population and therefore a larger number of resources.
The CSR Direct Project is the name for this concept for a new nonprofit that I began developing in 2010. CSR Minneapolis is the first population demographic developed for what could be called the CSR Minnesota Project & Network. The over all goal is Helping people navigate Community, Service & Resource information throughout the state of Minnesota.
I was one person, just starting to develop this very new concept for a nonprofit business, so the work had to be prioritized. I was, and still am living in Minneapolis.
The western metropolitan Twin Cities is arguably the largest population demographic in Minnesota. Also referred to as Hennepin, Carver and Scott counties.
So, the Goal here is serving all of Minnesota. Helping all of the people in Minnesota navigate Community, Services and Resources by asking questions of all of us. Questions like what are we doing, how are we doing it, and (wait for it....) are we getting it done! This is where the word "Direct" in our name becomes relevant by asking when are going to get it done!
It was because I was in the Minneapolis shelter system that I began to do this work. United Way was not, and is not the First Call for Help for most all of us labeled "homeless!" If United Way was actually serving the people most in need, the "Handbook of the Streets" would not have been developed, printed and handed out to those staying in the shelter system. Both, for Minneapolis and St Paul. The spark for the CSR Direct Project, and the development of the CSR Minneapolis Resource and Web Development came from my own need to be proactive. I created a Google Calendar for select Free Community Meals so I could coordinate my travels throughout the day. I had already decided not to continue developing my Web Design business, and thought "why keep this kind of information to myself?" So, I began developing this vision that is bigger and more comprehensive than what anyone else has developed.
Community Services & Social Justice
I began doing this work because it was the "Right Thing to Do!" And, as I began to envision this idea, I had to continue to use my intuition. The same intuition that help me to more than survive being born into a domestic violence family system. And, raised in an alcoholic family system. Because of what happened inside my family, I was sexually molested outside the family when participating in the Boy Scouts. Multiple boys were molested because of the pedophile that was allowed to groom victims within our time in the Boy Scouts. So, this Project Development is more than just about community resource listings for "those" people. The vision is Community Service and Social Justice for all of us.
Much more content & information on the way...
David Jordahl, October 21, 2019
David Jordahl, developer of the CSR Direct Project. Working daily at the Ridgedale Library.
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