Get Involved

There is plenty to do in Southeast Como! SECIA hosts its own committees and partners with other organizations to work on projects that benefit the neighborhood.

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Welcome new students and existing neighbors! Click here to get to know more about the Southeast Como Neighborhood.

Attend the SECIA Annual Meeting and Consider Running for the Board
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm: SECIA Annual Meeting & Board Elections

Live or work in SE Como? YOU can run for the SECIA Board! The SECIA Board of Directors is responsible for the overall policy, direction, and work of the organization, and reports its activities to the community at its regular monthly meetings. It’s a great opportunity to serve your neighborhood community and get involved in neighborhood issues or projects you care most about. Email if interested or want to learn more.

Check the 2021 Annual Meeting page for updated info on candidate and Zoom meeting registration and other meeting details, coming soon!

Join a Committee
Committees at SECIA work on different areas of neighborhood improvement. There are currently three active committees: The Environment Committee, Land Use & Development Committee, and the Community Building Committee. Anyone is welcome to get involved with any of these groups. Find meeting times and learn more here.

Reimagining SECIA & Racial Equity Work Group
Join the Reimagining SECIA & Racial Equity Work Group to continue to develop and implement a plan for better serving our community. This committee meets monthly. More details can be found here.

Community Project Night
Each month SECIA hosts a meeting to bring together community members to plan future projects and initiatives. This space can be used to pitch new ideas for projects and work with neighbors on existing projects. Community project night is currently the third Tuesday of each month. Find the meeting links and more on our calendar at

Como Cares
There are one-time opportunities to get involved such as attending a drop-in day to support sheltered neighbors or attending a workshop. Long term opportunities include attending regular planning meetings and reaching out to local organizations. We also welcome new projects, so please reach out if you have an idea of your own.

Como Cookout
The Como Cookout is an annual celebration including music, food, and meeting your neighbors. It is hosted in partnership with the UMN Office of Off-Campus Living, but it is completely open to anyone in the neighborhood. This year’s event is on October 2nd. Sign up to help plan the event here.

Apply for a Mini Grant
Do you live or work in SE Como? Got an idea for a project to build community? To better connect and get to know, or to help out your neighbors? Need some $$ to help get your neighborhood project off the ground, or try something new for your apartment building/floor or your block? If you are interested in learning more or have questions, please contact Application & more info can be found at: (available in English, Español, Hmoob, and Soomaaliga)