March 23, 2023

Volunteer for our Annual
RLA Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, April 22
9-11:30 a.m.

Help clean-up the neighborhood and get ready for Spring. Join the Rice & Larpenteur Alliance and make a positive impact in our community in just one morning.

We will meet at Caribou Coffee to pick up a hot cup of free coffee and supplies. Bring family, friends, and neighbors. This event is rain or shine.

Please register in advance on Sign-Up Genius!
2022 Annual Report Now Available
A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Rice & Larpenteur Community,

This neighborhood we love is finally being granted the attention and support needed to become the safe, engaging, and inviting community that local residents and businesses have long hoped for and always deserved.

Since creating a Shared Vision in 2018, and launching our organization in 2020, we’ve shared successes and
suffered heartache. Now is the time to double-down, scale-up, and show the world that Rice & Larpenteur is not two busy roads on the edge of three cities - it is the heart of one extraordinary place to live, work, and play.

Thanks to unwavering support from City leadership in Roseville, Maplewood, and St. Paul, as well as Ramsey
County - we are well-positioned not only to see our vision come to life but to build upon it. Our progress so far proves that we can achieve more than was ever imagined as long as we stay focused, do the work, and continually engage our community in shaping a bright future for the Rice & Larpenteur area.

The work we do matters. We bring people together as neighbors, connect residents and businesses to opportunities, demand safe conditions and human dignity for all, invest in public spaces and demonstrate neighborhood pride and hope for the future. Rice & Larpenteur will look different in the years ahead. With reconstruction on Rice Street beginning next year and planning for significant transit investments, the question is not if change is coming, but how that change serves the people of Rice & Larpenteur now and for generations to

I want to send my deepest gratitude to our Community-Based Advisory Board, composed of local residents, businesses and nonprofits, and government officials who have dedicated countless hours to the Rice & Larpenteur Alliance since we launched the Board in 2020. Without volunteer support and community dedication - the Alliance wouldn’t have the credibility to carry the vision forward.

We need you to keep the momentum going. Join us in building the future of the Rice & Larpenteur area!
Support Rice & Larpenteur with a Sponsorship or Gift
Join our growing group of donors and sponsors.

Businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to check out our Rice & Larpenteur Sponsorship Opportunities for 2023-2024.

Our community events reach several hundreds each year with fun, family-friendly opportunities and build neighborhood pride. Be part of the action with an event sponsorship, or join us as a Annual Corporate Partner and connect with our community all year.

For individuals, every dollar counts towards improvements like public art, fun community events, and neighborhood beautification. Donations are tax-deductible.

Your show of support means all the difference for the future sustainability of this work.
Congratulations to our Rice & Larpenteur Community Champions!

Community work takes all of us bringing our unique skills and interests to benefit the neighborhood and make meaningful change. The RLA's success is possible because of the many volunteers and organizations who give so much of themselves to positively impact our community. This year, we gave our first-ever Community Champions Awards to:

  • LaTanya Black and Mothers Against Community Gun Violence
  • Pastor Dana Nelson and Galilee Lutheran Church
  • The Capitol Region Watershed District
  • William "Big Bill" Hogan
  • St Paul City Council President Amy Brendmoen
  • Greg Simbeck, Volunteer of the Year

These honorees were surprised at our February Annual Community Gathering. View photos of the wonderful evening here.
Save the Date!
The Rice & Larpenteur Alliance 2023 event schedule is here. We're bringing back our seasonal events for fun all year round.

Don't forget to follow us on social media and check back to the website regularly for events and opportunities in the area.

The Rice and Larpenteur Alliance is a collaboration of the City of Maplewood, City of Roseville, City of Saint Paul, and Ramsey County. More information at