Mission

Saint Paul Almanac is a literary-centered arts organization. We share stories across cultures and cultivate dialogue to promote understanding, relationships, and collaborative action. 

Values

STORYTELLING: We connect people to one another through sharing stories. 

MENTORING: We support authentic intergenerational and intercultural learning between youth, elders, emerging and established artists and writers. 

EQUITY: We facilitate opportunities for the voices of diverse people to be heard and to shape the communities in which we live. 

IMPACT: We infuse the arts into lives and life into the arts as a catalyst for building more productive, connected and informed, just and livable communities. 

WORK: We recognize artists as workers and we build ladders of opportunity for artists, including paying for the contributions of local writers and artists. 

 

Vision

A world of equitable communities made strong through literature and the arts.

 

Practices and Principles

1) Recognizing and mobilizing community assets;

2) Connecting across cultures;

3) Facilitating collaborative action;

4) Continuously learning and improving;

5) Being accountable

(Practices and Principles adopted from Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up by Paul Schmitz)

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