Volunteers of America Foster Parent Information Meetings Ongoing
How Did I Get Here? (How Do I Get Back?!) May 11
Join motivational speaker and empowerment coach Benita Edwards for the 90-minute coffee How Did I Get Here? (How Do I Get Back?!) on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Park Avenue United Methodist Church located at 3400 Park Avenue in South Minneapolis The event will give individuals the courage to face their truths; and understand how their beliefs, behaviors, attitudes and values impact what they get out of life. Additionally, professionals will be on hand to share best practices for growth and success in the areas of wellness, finance, organizational skills and more!
Get out of 'park' by taking control of the keys to start you on the road to living life on purpose and on point! Grab a cup of coffee and come along for the ride of your life! For more information call (334) 270-2051.
Where Should the Birds Fly May 12
Fida Qishta, a photojournalist from Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territory, has produced a beautiful and compelling film about life in Gaza before and after the Israeli assault codenamed Operation Cast Lead, December 2008 – January 2009. The film's most tragic and eloquent star is a young girl, one of the few survivors of an apparent deliberate attack on about 100 civilians herded together in an apartment building. Ms. Qishta will be leading a discussion after the film showing at 3:30 pm May 12 at 4200 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis. $5.00 suggested donation.
Hmong American Day May 14
Saturday May 11th the first ever Hmong American Day will be held at Fort Snelling State Park. This event will commemorate the Hmong people's contribution and sacrifices during the Vietnam War. Here, Governor Mark Dayton will proclaim May 14th "Hmong American Day" in Minnesota. The event is free and open to the public. More news and updates concerning this event can be found on the Hmong American Day facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HmongAmericanDayMN
U of M 5th Annual Plant Sale May 18
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program in Hennepin County will hold their 5th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hopkins Pavilion, 11000 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins. Come celebrate spring and the beginning of a new gardening season. Buy beautiful plants for sun or shade at great prices. Plants are grown by Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions and provide helpful information on the plants you purchase. Proceeds from this sale benefit University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program in Hennepin County community programs. For more information on this sale and the Master Gardeners Program, visit our website at, www.hcmg.umn.edu, or call our office at 612-596-2130.
Pavia Winds Woodwind Quintet at Camden Music School June 1
The Pavia Winds Woodwind Quintet, one of the Midwest's most exciting young chamber music ensembles will perform 4 pm Saturday, June 1 at Camden Music School, 3751 Sheridan Avenue North (Luther Memorial Lutheran Church), 55412. The concert is free and open to the public. More information: 612-618-0219 or www.camdenmusicschool.com.
Spring and Summer Registration at Camden Music School Now thru June 15
Spring term at Camden Music School is on now through June 15. Students may enroll at any time. Tuition will be prorated. Lessons and classes are also offered this summer. Choose from one of two 4-week terms (June 24 – July 18, July 22 – August 15) or an 8-week term (June 24 – August 15). CMS offers vocal and instrumental lessons, Musikgarten early childhood music classes (newborn to age 8), ensembles, music theory, songwriting and more. Family discounts are available. Summer scholarship applications are due by 5pm Friday, June 14. Application online at www.camdenmusicschool.com. All ages. Excellent instructors. Joyful spirit. CMS in Camden: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 3751 Sheridan Ave. N., 55412. CMS in Northeast Minneapolis: Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St. NE, 55413. More information: 612-618-0219 or www.camdenmusicschool.com.
Fix-It Clinic offer help to the unhandy June 15
Hennepin County, as part of its waste reduction efforts, is asking residents to sort through basements, closets and garages for clothing and household items that need repair. At the Fix-It Clinic, skilled volunteers will help you learn to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix your broken household items and electronics, clothing in need of mending, and more. The Fix-It Clinic is Sat. June 15: Noon – 4pm Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington. The clinic is first-come, first-served – no pre-registration. Items must be carry-in (no oversized items). Please bring any tools that might be helpful, a digital camera to document the disassembly, and small boxes or bags to organize and carry home parts. This event is family-friendly. For more information, visit www.hennepin.us/fixitclinic or call 612-348-3777.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
HELPING SENIORS IN MINNEAPOLIS
RAKE IT Spring Yard Clean-Up
West African Dance & Drum Classes
African Dance w/ Whitney $12 - All classes Drop-In. Every Saturday 1:00pm - 2:30pm; Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:30pm. at Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Foster Parent Information Meetings
GED, ELL, College Prep and skills development courses offered
Minneapolis Public Schools-Adult Education is offering free GED, ELL, College Prep and skills development courses. Prepare for GED exams; Increase Math, Reading, and Writing skills; Develop Computer skills; Job training and specific certifications; Comfortable learning environment; and Day and evening classes available! For more information, please contact staff at: Minneapolis Public School Adult Education, 1250 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 55411 or Abe.mpls.k12.mn.us or (612) 668-1863.
SUPER DUPER HANDYPERSON WANTED
The Council on Crime and Justice is moving temporarily!
Volunteer at Skyline Tower Conversation Group
Volunteer as an English Teacher with the Minnesota Literacy Council.
The Mu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc at the U of MN is searching for former members
Hazelden Offers Free Educational Opportunity
Concerned about someone's alcohol or drug use? Addressing Concerns Together (ACT), Hazelden's new outreach program, can help. Join us for a free event to learn more about addiction, intervention, assessment, and treatment. Hazelden's St. Paul campus, 680 Stewart Ave., St. Paul. 2nd and 4th Mon. of each month at 6pm. This is an open event and there is no need to register. If you have questions, please contact Hazelden at 800-257-7800.
Free Classes for Adults
The Minnesota Literacy Council, a non-profit organization, has free classes for adults at our Lake Street Learning Center at 2700 East Lake Street, 2nd floor, above Denny's. For classes and more info, visit: http://www.mnliteracy.org/
Free Internet Access
Access internet, check email, look for housing, type up resumes, job search, practice typing, learn Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. M-F 11am-2pm and 5pm-7pm. At Sabathani Community Center Room 324 310 E 38th St Mpls, MN 55409.
Youth Business Club Develops Entrepreneurial Skills
Free Lead Paint Testing
If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible to receive new windows through a Hennepin County grant program:
• Home built before 1978
• A child (5 or under) lives in or frequently visits your home
• Live in Hennepin County
• Meet certain income qualifications
Sustainable Resources Center have partnered with the National Center for Healthy Housing to bring a national perspective to our efforts in Minnesota. SRC will be working with public, private and nonprofit organizations throughout the State to develop the plan. This is a great opportunity to encourage and support the creation of healthy homes for all! Call Sustainable Resources Center at 612.872.3281 to schedule a free home visit! Communication available in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. http://www.src-mn.org/
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program (MFPP)
MFPP provides free counseling for Minneapolis homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages (and referrals for clients outside of our service area). Located in the Minneapolis Urban League building at 2100 Plymouth Ave N, call 612.331.4090 and select option 3 to speak with a MFPP representative and set up an appointment.
The Black Parent Group - Mondays
PCLG Parent Support Group – Ongoing 2nd Mon. of each month
Seniors Program of Neighborhood Involvement Program
Need to read better?
Call us for free classes or tutoring near your home.
• Improve your reading or math
• Get ready for your GED
• Learn computer skills
• Study English as a Second Language
Minnesota Literacy Council's Adult Literacy Hotline: 1.800.222.1990
An Individualized Internet Course for Senior Adults
At last! Individualized instruction to help you find health information on the Internet. Free, ongoing classes and workshops held at these locations: Eastside Neighborhood Services 1700 2nd St. NE, Mpls. 55413 .612.787.4020 or The Seniors' Place 1801 Central Ave. NE, MPLS. 55418 (612.788.9186.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Serves all of Hennepin County, offering a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis counseling, up to 72-hour overnight residential care, community referrals, parent education, parent support group, and a home visiting program. For more information or if you need services: .763.591.0100. Services are accessed voluntarily by families through the Crisis Hotline.
Pillsbury Crisis Nursery - A program of Pillsbury United Communities
Serves all of Hennepin County, offering a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis counseling, emergency day care, and limited 72-hour overnight home based care. For more information or if you need services: 612.302.3500. Services are accessed voluntarily by families through the Crisis Hotline.
Homeless Intervention Services
Are you a Minneapolis resident who needs help finding housing? Call the Minneapolis Urban League's In-take Line at (612) 827-9299. For more information about the services, contact the Minneapolis Urban League, Sharon Sayles Belton Community Services Center, 411 38th Avenue S., Minneapolis, (612) 827-5673.
City of St. Paul mortgage foreclosure prevention
Contact for free counseling to help you learn about the steps necessary to keep your home. 25 W Fourth St., 12th floor, St. Paul. (651) 266-6626.
NHS Refinance clinic
Call (612) 521-3581 for details, to register for the refinance information session or to schedule an individual appointment with a mortgage counselor.
Free Legal Services from Legal Aid Society
An attorney is available by appointment each Monday from 1:00–5:00 p.m. Call the Minneapolis Urban League at (612) 302-3100.
Free Drug Rehab Resource consultations
Call today 1-866-649-1594 or find out more at www.drugrehabresource.net. Don't wait.
Help someone in your community learn English
Brooklyn Center Support Group for Families
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota (NAMI-MN) sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Brooklyn Center at 7:00 p.m., on the first Tuesday of the month. For information, call Bob at (763) 533-1729.
Thinking About Welcoming an Exchange Student?
AFS-USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has been leading international high school student exchange for more than 60 years. Anyone interested in learning more about hosting or volunteering with AFS should visit www.afs.org/usa/hostfamily or call 1-800-AFS-INFO.
NIP Seniors Program RAKE IT seeks volunteers Now–Nov
Improve your health while helping a senior citizen in Minneapolis remain independent in their home! You choose the date and time to rake. Exact location TBD in Minneapolis, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. Ongoing opportunities are also available. Please contact Jeanne the NIP Seniors Program, Volunteer
Impact the life of a child: Become a literacy tutor with RSVP
Wanted: Community-minded book lovers
Senior Companions Make a Difference
Foster Care Programs
Volunteers of America-Minnesota is looking for parents to provide care for youth in one of our two foster care programs. We have kids of all ages in need of a stable home with dedicated parents who appreciate the difficulties of childhood! Volunteers of America provides foster parents with friendly training, 24 hour support and a monthly stipend. Stop by an information meeting and learn more about making a difference in the life of a child! Meetings are held Fridays from 10:00-11:30 and the fourth Monday of every month from 6:00-7:30. Sessions are held at the VOA office: 7625 Metro Blvd, Mpls, MN 55439 Contact Heather Thornton at 952-945-4064 for more information, or to RSVP. Also, visit us online at www.voafostercare.org
Volunteer tutors are needed to teach Adult ESL & GED classes
Mentors Make a Difference
Volunteer: Coach to Success Mentoring Program
Volunteer to become a mentor with AAAC's mentoring program. Make a positive impact on the life of a young student in the Osseo Area School District #279. For more information, contact the African American Action Council, 6001 78th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN. 763-503-0159.
Adult Literacy Tutors
Jacobs Ladder Inc. & P.A.L. tutoring program
Certified teachers needed to volunteer with the Jacobs Ladder Inc. & P.A.L tutoring program. Contact Diashka B. Jackson, (763) 458-3440.
Volunteers Needed: American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Guild Incorporated is a health and human services organization that exists to help people with mental illness lead quality lives. The Volunteer Service Program at Guild Incorporated offers: flexible scheduling, expense reimbursement, training, ongoing support and recognition of your efforts. For more information about volunteering, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (651) 925-8465 or heck out www.guildincorporated.org. A variety of volunteer positions are available.
Become a Minneapolis Urban League volunteer or mentor
To become a Minneapolis Urban League classroom volunteer or to mentor a student, contact the Marketing Department at (612) 302-3143.