Promise Neighborhood Key to Making St. Paul an “Education City”

19 Apr 2011 |

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman gives his annual State of the City address at the Oxford Community Center in St. Paul on Monday, April 18, 2011.

Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman delivered his State of the City Address yesterday, at which he emphasized the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood as central to a bright future. This is exciting, especially because he connected Promise Neighborhoods to the new light rail being built through the Central Corridor–a very hot issue.

“Even in the Central Corridor, education will be at the core of our mission,” Coleman said. “A strong transit system will allow children to get from their school to an afterschool program, downtown for an internship or, after graduating from high school, to one of the many colleges or universities connected to the corridor.”

Check out the full article to all the ways he sees the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood helping lead the charge in education, public transportation, and green jobs.