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

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Community Design Center of Minnesota

Community Design Center of Minnesota

A Video Introduction to What We Do


The Community Design Center of Minnesota offers paid youth internships in Garden, Nutrition, and Conservation Corps programs

Applications are due no later than March 4th, 2013

Who can apply?

To apply

Complete the required application and return it to the address included on the form online trading no later than March 4th, 2013.

Download the application: summer_intern_application_2013.pdf (2.7MB PDF)


Changemakers: Teens Who Earn and Learn

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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.

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Alumni share their CDC story


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.