The Lyndale Neighborhood Association's vision is to create a safe, vibrant, sustainable community!
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association's mission is to be a diverse community driven organizations that brings people together to work on common issues and opportunities to ensure all community members have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a safe vibrant, and sustainable community.
The Lyndale Neighborhood has a remarkable story of success. Over the past 30 years Lyndale residents have worked together to fight crime, transform the neighborhood’s housing stock, initiate economic development, provide youth enrichment programs, and most importantly build community.
Located in the heart of South Minneapolis, living in this area are over 8,000 people and over 250 businesses. As a neighborhood Lyndale has always worked tenaciously to leverage outside resources to provide for the neighborhood's needs, this has resulted in Lyndale leveraging over $50 million dollars for neighborhood activities and programs.
Programs such as the Women's Leadership Program and ESL work to create bonding and bridging connections between and across diverse cultures, while community events provide opportunities for people to get involved, work together, and learn about each other's cultures. LNA's work is built upon a foundation of committee work that address livability issues and creates innovative initiatives that address these issues.
To accomplish this work LNA provides support to community members to implement their ideas, partners with local government, public, and private organizations to help bring people together to take advantage of common opportunities and solve common problems. In essence, LNA strives to be the catalyst that makes everything in the community work.
LNA's goals are: