Board of Directors

The CANDO Board of Directors are elected at each year's Annual Meeting to serve two year terms. Anyone 16 years or older who lives or owns property in Central Neighborhood or who works at a business or institution physically located in the neighborhood is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.



Londel French                          
Tim Fries
Cruz Garza                              
Alex Griffin                              
Alexander Hage                              
Andrew Jackson                        
Tyler Kutscheid                                                                                               
Gabriel Rodreick                    
Siddeeqah Shabazz                            
Paul Van Der Werf                        




Carmen Means
Executive Director

Eduardo Cardenas
Lead Organizer

Chloe Jackson
Housing Organizer

Victoria Lauing

Tommy McBrayer
Community Organizer

Fernanda Sequeiros-Hart
Plant-Grow-Share Co-Coordinator

 Magdalena Kaluza
Plant-Grow-Share Co-Coordinator




CANDO appreciates and supports its many partners, whether public or private, contractual or volunteer, non-profit or for-profit, formal or informal, for the hard work and commitment they bring to the Central neighborhood of Minneapolis.



Agents of Change

Bancroft Neighborhood Association

Central Park & Gymnasium

Circle of Discipline

Community Planning & Economic Development


Department of Inspections

Eighth Ward City Council Office

Hosmer Library

Inquillinxs Unidxs por Justicia


Master Gardeners

Minnesota Office of Justice Programs

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct

Minneapolis Renter’s Coalition

Neighborhood Housing Services of Minneapolis

No Lock Doors

Office of the City Attorney

Office of the Mayor

Out In The Backyard

Pillsbury House

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Public Works, Solid Waste & Recycling

Sabathani Community Center

Sisters Camelot

Southside United Neighborhoods

Southside Urban Coalition

Twin Cities Christian Foundation

Urban Ventures Family Center