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Chicago Avenue Project

The Chicago Avenue Project brings together the Twin Cities’ best playwrights, actors, and directors to work one-on-one with K-8th graders to create and produce an original play.

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Day Training & Habilitation for Adults with Disabilities

Vocational and non-vocational support services, with an emphasis on community enrichment, integration and employment for adults with disabilities. For more information, contact Vickie at VickieB@pillsburyunited.org, or call 612-529-8054.

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Youth Internships

Paid internships for young people that offer the opportunity to earn while they learn. Interns are paid to work as part of a team, often addressing an issue impacting their community. Interns also receive technical skills and workforce readiness training

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Tutoring

Homework help, tutoring, and literacy support. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Summer Youth Programs

Special interest clubs for middle school and high school aged youth that offer a safe place to learn and grow. Youth can choose to explore a variety of topics including the arts, media, agriculture, technology,  and entrepreneurship through individual and

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Special Events

Community and cultural celebrations that bring neighbors together. Dates and times vary. Check the event calendar for upcoming events.

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Room Rentals

Room rentals and event space for community groups, public meetings, and more. Reservations required. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Public Allies Leadership Program

Leadership development program that includes weekly training on nonprofit mechanics and values-based leadership, individualized coaching, and a supportive cohort of 25 diverse emerging leaders, plus an apprenticeship at a local nonprofit organization. Public Allies earn a $1,500 monthly stipend and receive

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Playgrounds (seasonal)

Family-friendly outdoor spaces to play and connect with neighbors. Hours vary. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Pillsbury House + Theatre

A hub for transformational art that brings the public as close as possible to the best local talent while engaging important conversations that lead to positive change. Visit pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org for upcoming performances.

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Pillsbury Early Education Center

Pillsbury Early Education Center is an accredited learning center with a history of ensuring children are prepared for kindergarten. The arts-integrated learning program offers a wide range of activities designed to spark curiosity and creativity, and build learning confidence. The

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Notary Services

Notary services in English and Spanish. Available by appointment only. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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North News

Grassroots print and digital community news source and youth journalism training program in North Minneapolis. Read online at mynorthnews.org.

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North Market

Full-service grocery store in North Minneapolis offering good food at affordable prices as well as programs in nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness. Visit mynorthmarket.com to learn more.

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Naked Stages

Seven-month training fellowship that provides three emerging performance artists with the time, resources, and mentorship they need to bring their distinctive visions to life on stage. Naked Stages performances are the final step of a multi-layered program designed to empower

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KRSM Radio

FM radio station broadcasting from the Phillips community in South Minneapolis featuring shows in 6 different languages (English, Spanish, Somali, Ojibwe, Hmong, and Haitian Creole) and 10 hours of programming each week by Indigenous hosts. Recording equipment available for loan

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Job Fairs

Special interest career workshops and jobs fairs offered periodically throughout the year. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Internships and Credentialing

Paid internships for people 18-24 that offer the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized credential while gaining valuable work experience. Interns receive personalized one-to-one workforce readiness and job placement assistance as well as wraparound support services including transportation to interviews and

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Immigrant Women’s Support

Assistance for immigrant women who need help understanding and finding resources to adjust to life in Minnesota, including food and housing, daycare, employment, and legal advocacy. Staff speak English, Somali, Arabic, and other East African languages. Appointments and walk-ins available.

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Fitness Classes

Pay-what-you-can fitness classes including cardio boot camp, Zumba/Afrobeats, yoga, and meditation offered in the community room at North Market. Visit mynorthmarket.org/community to view the class schedule.

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College Readiness & Scholarship Program

Free college, career, and life preparatory program for high school students. Students benefit from a support system and activities to strengthen high school performance and to achieve success after graduation in college and beyond. Students that complete the program are

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Emergency Childcare

Short-term daycare placements, information, resources, and referrals for parents with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, in times of crisis or stress. Call 612-302-3500 for services. If you are in an abusive situation or you fear becoming abusive to

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Cooking Classes

Pay-what-you-can healthy cooking classes offered in the community room at North Market. Visit mynorthmarket.org/community to view the class schedule.

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Community Gardens (seasonal)

Space, resources, and support for community members to grow and harvest their own fresh and nutritous food. Youth education and internships also available. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Charter Schools

OPCS Processes: Important Dates and Deadlines (.pdf) Pillsbury United Communities – Office of Public Charter Schools (PUC-OPCS) authorizes and oversees charter schools that boldly engage and affirm all students in innovative, challenging, authentic, relevant and equitable learning opportunities. PUC-OPCS authorizes

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After School Programs

Special interest clubs for middle school and high school aged youth that offer a safe place to learn and grow. Youth can choose to explore a variety of topics including the arts, media, agriculture, technology,  and entrepreneurship through individual and

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Computer Lab

Free access to computers and the internet. Hours vary. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Tax Assistance

Free tax assistance to individuals and families. All taxes are prepared by volunteers who go through extensive training and are certified by the IRS. Each person listed on the return must bring their Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification

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Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Support

Crisis intervention and victim advocacy offered in English, Somali, Arabic, and other East African languages at one of our centers or wherever the client feels most comfortable in the community. Appointments and walk-ins available. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Senior Services

Access to community resources and culturally appropriate services to help seniors remain healthy, active and safe-at-home in their community. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Caregiver Support Services

One-on-one caregiver coaching and educational support groups to help caregivers take care of themselves so they can take care of their loved ones. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Chronic Diseases Management Workshops

Series of educational workshops designed for seniors to help manage chronic conditions and improve overall health. Topics include the prevention and/or management of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and depression. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for

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Senior Nutrition Box

Free nutritional support box for adults 60+. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for details. Registration required for first-time participants. Apply by calling 651-484-8241 or toll-free 1-800-365-0270.

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SNAP Enrollment

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) screenings, assistance with SNAP applications, and post-application follow-up with counties and DHS offered during food shelf hours. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for details.

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Produce Distribution

Free fruits and vegetables for individuals and families offered two times each month. Visitors must register in the morning and pick up their produce later in the day. Days and times vary. See times below or call your neighborhood center

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Community Meals

Free delicious and nutritious hot meals prepared fresh by experienced chefs and served in our family-friendly community cafes. Access to additional resources available to individuals and families if needed. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for details. Important

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Legal Services 

Free legal advice and basic services on a variety of civil issues including immigration, housing, and debt collection. Days and times vary. Call your neighborhood center for details. Waite House Community Center: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

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Arts on Chicago

Arts-based community development projects that use art to knit together existing creative assets in the Central, Powderhorn, Bancroft, and Bryant communities to build a framework for the ongoing support of a vibrant community. Visit Chicago Avenue from 32nd to 42nd

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Food Shelf

Free nutritious groceries for individuals and families. First-time visitors must bring an ID for themselves and their family members and complete a brief registration process. See times below or call your neighborhood center if you have questions. Important COVID-19 update:

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Adult Employment Services

Personalized career development assistance to jobseekers looking for help searching and applying for positions, writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and more. Other support services may include transportation to interviews and access to professional clothing. Appointments recommended. Call

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