Cindy Booker

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New director keeps doors of Sabathani open for the community

By Khymyle Mims

Contributing Writer


Charisma and joy are emotions evoked from just a few minutes with Cindy Booker, new executive director of the Sabathani Community Center located on the South Side of Minneapolis. Her drive and professionalism can be picked up from a simple LinkedIn overview. However, if you want to see those qualities fueled by an uncommon passion, ask her about the Sabathani Community Center. “I grew up in this community,” Booker says with a smile on her face. Speaking with pride, she reflects on what the community center has meant to her personally and how she sees its impact on the community it serves. Continue Reading →

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MSR Brief: Closed meeting of Sabathani board gives rise to speculation


Community members are asking what is going on lately at Sabathani Community Center as rumors circulate on the topic of recent meetings closed to the public. “People are asking questions,” admits Art Serotoff, who works inside the longtime community center in South Minneapolis. He acknowledged that he has heard the rumors but refused to speculate. Informed sources have indicated to the MSR that personnel issues involving the center’s administration are under discussion and are the reason for maintaining confidentiality. When approached after a July 1 closed meeting, Sabathani board members who were present unanimously declined to comment. Continue Reading →

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