The Bancroft Neighborhood needs the energy of volunteers to keep our neighborhood running smoothly. Click the links below to find out how you can become involved. For additional information on any of the opportunities listed please contact the BNA office at 612-724-5313. Thanks for your continued support of the Bancroft Neighborhood Association!

BNA Community Council

The Bancroft Neighborhood Association currently has vacant positions available on its Community Council Board of Directors. The Council meets on the second Thursday of each month and works to determine, adopt and communicate a number of priorities within the neighborhood. Elections are at the Annual Meeting in November. Please contact us if you are interested in being on the board. There are usually vacant seats and we are always looking for new voices.


A great way to get involved just the way you want. Check out the various ways to get involved. Usually committees meet once a month and are a casual way to get things done and have fun!

Block Clubs

We have active Block Leaders throughout Bancroft however, not every block is covered. Block Club leaders organize events on their street, know their neighbors, host potlucks and keep in contact with the Crime and Safety Officer. If you are interested in knowing whether your block has a leader or want to know more about the process get in touch. The Community Crime Prevention / SAFE unit of the Minneapolis Police Department works closely with block leaders to share crime prevention information, area crime statistics, and discuss both positive and negative issues affecting the neighborhood. CCP/SAFE is always looking to recruit block leaders on unorganized blocks, as well as referring area residents to participate in existing block club activities. If you are interested in learning more about either joining or starting a block club, please contact Karen Notsch at 612-673-2856 or email her at

In the Neighborhood

Bancroft Neighborhood Association is excited to partner with nearby neighborhoods, area businesses, organizations, and the city of Minneapolis on efforts to improve our community. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend area meetings to stay informed, connect, and work in partnership. Contact these neighborhood groups for more information, or get in touch with the Community Coordinator at the BNA office to talk about supporting Bancroft’s work in these groups.