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August 28, 2015


Minneapolis Urban League Family Day Festival

Aug. 29, 12 PM-dusk, Plymouth Ave. between Logan and Penn. An urban festival, market-place, and resource fair. Find flyer here.


HMinneapolis Forum: The Hmong in Minneapolis

Sept. 3, 6-8 PM, Capri A cultural event with information, live music, and Asian food. See news release.


MIC 2015 Summit: Increasing Life Opportunities & Equity with Our Youth

Sept. 10, 7 AM-5 PM, TAP Resource Center, St Paul. Register here.


EDTalks: Students Lead in Anti-Racist Classrooms + Knowing Where We Come From Determines Where We're Going

Sept. 21, 6-7:30PM, Icehouse, Minneapolis 

Tom Rademacher, 2014 MN Teacher of the Year and Peggy Flanagan, Exec. Dir., Children's Defense Fund - Minnesota!

Info and Registration


24th Annual Black Storytelling Festival

Sept 24 - Sept 26

For locations and event times click here.


National Check & Connect Conference

October 7-8, U of M

Student engagement and at-risk youth.

Registration here.   




Center for Early Education and Development Summer Online Courses

Click here.


ATTACh Conference: Attachment Matters Raising the Bar for Child Wellbeing

Sept. 24-17, Mpls. 

Training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment. Register


YIPA Trainings


Search Institute November Trainings


Jobs for Adults


Cookie Cart Consultant


Tubman Youth Worker






YMCA Twin Cities


U of M Extension


State Assistant Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Coordinator




MCM (Montessori Center of Minnesota)   

Teacher training candidate to start fall 2015. Full scholarship avail. For woman of color, low-income, have a B.A. Contact Nicole at 651.298.1120

MCM Website


Patchwork Quilt Program Director and Youth Workers


Division of Indian Work                                       


Intermedia Arts




Minnesota Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps Promise Fellows




Girl Scouts of MN & WI River Valleys


City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


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MPS After-school Meal and Snack Program

MPS (Minneapolis Public Schools) is a sponsor of the after-school meal and snack program which provides snacks and/or dinners to after school centers and community sites. Snacks and meals for the upcoming school year will start Monday, September 14. If your organization is interested in participating as a site, please fill out this application.


Sites can offer just a snack, just dinner, or both – for just one day a week to as many as all five weekdays. Please note you are also able to use this program to provide meals and snacks on MPS release days which can be a great option if you have camps over holiday breaks. There is no meal service time requirement as long as meals and snacks are served after the school day is over (on school days). You’ll see on the application there is not even a section for meal times. This flexibility can make things easier if kids drop in at different times throughout the afternoon and evening.


Creating Cooks and Urban Farmers

After living with the effects of gang violence in north Minneapolis for 16 years, Princess Titus hungered to change her neighborhood. Her son, Anthony, had been shot and killed by a gang when he was 16.


Titus felt a change was needed on the north side. She teamed up with Michelle Horovitz, a lawyer turned chef, and fellow north sider Latasha Powell. Together, the trio created Appetite For Change (AFC),  a nonprofit that trains north Minneapolis youth in the food industry and provides jobs in farming, facilities and service to north siders.


Last year, AFC fed 500 people healthy meals through its Community Cooks program. In May, it opened a restaurant, the Breaking Bread Cafe. It harvested more than 5,000 pounds of fresh food from 18 urban farm sites in Minneapolis, five of which it manages.


AFC has created more than 30 jobs for north siders. It has focused its work on young people, training and hiring mostly African-American men 14 to 24 years old. 


Read the whole story.  


Opportunities for Youth

What's Up 612!

Find afterschool and summer activities in Minneapolis for ages 5-21.


S.W.A.G. - Scholars Working to Ascend a Generation

Are you creative with the Arts—Spoken Word, Hip Hop, Dance, etc., and want to share that with scholars? Become a S.W.A.G. Engager. Encourage and empower young people to be change agents in their community.  For more information, click here. Send resumes to SEWELL@SEWELLSPEAKS.COM


Rec Plus

Rec Plus provides affordable childcare for children ages 5-12 (must be in grades K-6) at neighborhood recreation centers, including on release days. Activities include games and sports, arts and crafts, homework help, field trips and nutritious snacks.  Find more information here.



Newborn Screening Booth at the State Fair

The Minnesota Newborn Screening Program is hosting its first ever booth at the Minnesota State Fair this year from Aug. 27-Sept. 7th. The booth is located at the HealthFair 11 building. Find more information here.


Minnesota Campus Compact Open Requests for Proposals

Minnesota Campus Compact supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities. Find more information here.


Nurturing Parenting Group

Every Thursday (open-ended registration)

Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (12 session series)

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, 2400 Park Ave S, Minneapolis

More information here.


Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices:

A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications

This guide from the Children’s Bureau is intended to help caseworkers, foster parents, or other caring adults learn about trauma experienced by youth in foster care and treatment options. The guide presents strategies for seeking help for youth, identifying appropriate treatment, and supporting youth in making decisions about their mental health.

Click here  for the guide.


Elpis Enterprises

Elpis Enterprises is a Saint Paul-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides job training, work experience and job placement for homeless or precariously-housed young people ages 16-23. They also can make reasonably priced screen-printed t-shirts for your organization or event. Visit the website.


Phillips Eye Institute's Early Youth Eyecare (E.Y.E.) Community Initiative

E.Y.E. strives to remove vision problems as a major roadblock to learning by providing regular vision screenings and subsequent treatment services to Minneapolis and St. Paul school children in kindergarten, first, third, fifth and sixth grades.


In addition to providing screening services, E.Y.E. works with families to identify and remove barriers to receiving treatment - offering interpreter services, transportation, and financial support for vision care, serving more than 27,000 students annually.


Learn more here.