The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


Join the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site

As of June 1st, the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site will be a completely free service to anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.  Although there will not be a fee for using the Drop-off Site during the next operating year (June 1st, 2014 through May 31st, 2015), all members (both new and renewing) must complete a new registration form.

Annual Neighborhood Gathering

Thursday, April 10th, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Smail Gallery, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue (#16 on this map)
* Live music * Photo booth * Desserts of Macalester-Groveland *  Kid’s art activities * Check out the ten-year Macalester-Groveland Community Plan draft *

Last spring, MGCC embarked on a process to update the Macalester-Groveland 10-year community plan: a visioning document for the neighborhood that will be adopted into the City of Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan when complete. After a year of collecting data, meeting with stakeholders, and doing outreach to find out what’s most important to you, we now have a draft we want to share with you to help us make even better. Explore ideas for the future of transportation, land use, environmental sustainability, business and economic development, and community outreach in our neighborhood and tell us what you think. This is a perfect opportunity to share your ideas and join your neighbors in shaping the future of this community.

The evening will also include the election of one-third of the community council’s Board of Directors, which includes all even-numbered grid representatives. To identify your representative, see the current board list. Interested in running for a Board seat or learning more about what being a Board member entails? Contact the MGCC office.

  • All members of the Macalester-Groveland community are welcome and encouraged to attend – that’s everyone who lives, works, learns, and/or plays in the neighborhood.
  • Come to learn more about your community, vote for your representatives, and enjoy a sampling of Macalester-Groveland desserts.
  • Kid’s art activities are being generously provided by Art Start’s Art Scraps.

Fix-it Clinic - April 26th at the Home Improvement Fair

Our next Fix-it Clinic takes place on Saturday, April 26th from 10am - 1pm at the Macalester-Groveland/Highland Home Improvement Fair at Cretin-Derham Hall (550 South Albert Street). This will be our final Fix-it Clinic in partnership with local reuse business, Fixity. Fix-it Clinics are made possible by a generous grant from the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board through Community POWER: Partners on Waste Education and Reduction.

Community Council Seeking Applicants for Executive Director Position

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is seeking applicants for an Executive Director! See below (click "Read More") for details:

Summer Internship Opportunity at MGCC

MGCC is looking for a part-time, unpaid summer intern to help with our great recycling and environmental programs - for more information, please see below:
Recycling & Environmental Intern
This is a paid, part-time internship at approximately 10 hours/week (occasional evenings required) from early to mid May through late August.  Compensation is $10/hour.
Description of the Organization

Home Improvement Fair

The 2014 Home Improvement Fair will be on Saturday, April 26th, 9:00am - 2:00pm at Cretin Derham Hall (550 South Albert Street, St. Paul, MN 55116).

The fair is one of our neighborhood’s most popular events, bringing in hundreds of area homeowners to learn about local home improvement products, services, and/or educational efforts. The Home Improvement Fair features 80 exhibitors and 15 workshops to help you take on your next project (and save money, energy, and time in the process)! Door prizes for the 2014 fair included energy efficiency services, furnace and A/C tune-up, design consultation, gutter cleaning, gift certificates, and more! Get updates about the fair on Facebook.

We will be hosting fifteen 45 minute workshops running between 9:30 and 1:15 p.m. See the full workshop schedule attached at the bottom of this page.

Check out these new features in 2014:

  • Fill out a punch card to win a door prize
  • Make a bird house with Elpis Enterprises
  • Bring your broken household items to get fixed at the Fix-It Clinic
  • Recycle cell phones, cords, and small electronics FREE with Tech Dump (more info at
  • Good eats from Rusty Taco and Twisted Fork
  • Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Francis Basket Food Shelf

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? 

The deadline for applications was Friday, February 21st, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list for this year's fair, or the contact list for next year's fair, contact or call 651-695-4000.

Think Spring! Time to Plan Your Garden

Join the Local Foods Resource Hub

Become a member and gain access to a wealth of resources including seeds, seedlings, classes (last year's classes included Edible Landscaping, Beekeeping, Seed Saving, Canning/Preserving, Pest Management and more!), a tool library, and a network of fellow local food gardeners and advocates in Saint Paul.

St. Paul Bikes - Neighborhood Rides

Join a neighborhood ride, host a neighborhood ride, explore the city and meet your neighbors. St. Paul Bikes is currently looking to expand the network of neighborhood bikers (welcoming all ages and levels) to join on monthly bike rides and to host future rides. Visit to join in on the fun!

Macalester-Groveland T-shirts for Sale!

Macalester-Groveland is a great place to live, work, learn, and play. Show off your love for the neighborhood with a Macalester-Groveland t-shirt!

Donate to the Macalester-Groveland Community Council to keep your neighborhood strong and vibrant! If you donate more than $50, you’ll receive a free Macalester-Groveland t-shirt (seen in photo at right)! Additional shirts are available for purchase ($15 for one-sided, $18 for two-sided with the words "A great place to live, work, learn, and play" on the back). American Apparel shirts, Adult sizes S-XL.

Contact or call 651-695-4000 to arrange a time to pick up your t-shirts, or stop by our office in the Edgcumbe Rec Center (320 S Griggs Street) during our office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-2. 

Citywide Pedestrian Safety Campaign - Call for Volunteers

Saint Paul Walks is the new citywide pedestrian safety campaign! We work to make St. Paul safer for people of all ages to get around by foot, stroller, or wheelchair through awareness, education, and outreach.


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