St. Paul's East Side
Collaboration across cultures and communities
The East Side Prosperity Campaign (ESPC) is a group of multicultural organizations and residents forging a new way of working together in order to see their community thrive once again. The ESPC primarily focuses on the Dayton’s Bluff and Payne/Phalen neighborhoods, but invites participation throughout the entire East Side of Saint Paul.
Begun in 2006 as a forum where organizations could develop relationships to improve the network of support for East Side residents, the ESPC has evolved into a collaboration among several organizations representing different cultures, issue areas, and sectors—all of whom have united around a comprehensive development vision for the East Side. This vision is grounded in community-based organizations and local residents and aims for an engaged, powerful, and equitable East Side. The mission is to foster collaboration across cultures and communities to achieve lasting change.
The ESPC’s framework includes four vision areas established by the community: Community Building and Civic Participation, Community Wealth and Prosperity, Community Education and Learning, and Community Health and Wellness.