Resources for NAZ Staff & Families
Please notify families with legal issues that people with misdemeanor warrants in Hennepin County have an opportunity to clear them on “Hennepin County Misdemeanor Warrant Forgiveness Day.”
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Sabathani Community Center, 310 E 38th St, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
NOTES: Pre-registration required
People who have a misdemeanor warrant and do not have any felony or domestic charges, any juvenile court cases or any DWI cases, may be able to clear their warrant without being arrested. They also may be able to resolve their case after meeting with a public defender and prosecutor.
Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available.
Office to End Homelessness
Financial Literacy Directory for Families Looking for Financial Literacy
This directory was created to compile all of the financial services that were highlighted in the Financial Literacy Workshop on April 18th & 19th. This listing is a ‘work in progress’, and will be revised as more resources are added and updated.
On the first page, the various financial services for clients are listed. If you click on the logos, you will reach the website for the agency to get more detailed information, find schedules for classes and workshops, and contact information to refer your clients. The second page of the directory lists valuable online resources for agencies and counselors. To reach the webpages, simply highlight the URL -> right click -> click go.
Agencies can find guidance to use in developing financial literacy training for your clients including curriculum, resources and user guides.
Counselors can find tools and resources to use in one-on-one sessions with clients. This directory has been posted on websites for easy access. It can be found –
1. City of Minneapolis website – bottom of the page: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.
2. Hennepin County MFIP website – under in the Community resources drawer, under the Budgeting and Finance section:http://www.hennepin.us/
MPHA is opening their two-bedroom public housing waitlist
Please notify your families (via email, text, or a quick call) that MPHA is opening their two-bedroom public housing waitlist. Click here for a flyer with more information.
What: Two-Bedroom Public Housing
When: Apply between June 1 8am – June 3 11:59pm or every 3rd Wednesday until waitlist has reached capacity.
Notes: Interested families MUST apply to the waitlist online at
Questions? See Ashaundria Prowell
Job Training at PPL’s Learning Center
Please notify your families (via email, text, or a quick call) that PPL’s Learning Center has two upcoming trainings for adults interested in careers in banking or the public sector. This is a great opportunity with a key partner! Please send a connection for interested families to Andre McNeal.
What: Banking Training
When: June 5 – June 23
Notes: This training improves professional and customer service skills for employment as a Bank Teller or Personal Banker, and includes first round interviews with local bank managers.
What: Public Sector Office Administration Training
When: June 19 – July 28
Notes: This training improves clerical skills, builds professionalism, and includes an on-site job shadow at an employer partner
FREE Job Development Career Fair 6/5 for families looking for employment
Please share with families looking for employment – all are welcome to attend.
WHAT: Job Development Career Fair
WHEN: Monday, June 5th, 2017 from 9am – 2pm.
WHERE: Hennepin County Library – Brookdale – 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway – Room ABC, Brooklyn Center, MN.
Free and open to all job searchers. Over 25 employers attending this event! The employers attending have several job openings, so bring copies of your resume and be prepared for interviews! Please dress professionally.
This event is sponsored by Hennepin County Eligibility and Work Services (EWS).
QUESTIONS: contact Lisa Cain at email@example.com or 612-596-1990.
For more information and to see the list of participating employers, please visit the website http://www.hennepin.us/
Please pass this along to anyone that would be interested!
See you there!
Lisa Cain, GCDF
Hennepin County – HSPHD
Eligibility and Work Supports
310 East 38th Street Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Summer Academic Enrichment Program for students in grades 3-11
- The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Academic Enrichment Program!WHAT
The Summer Academic Enrichment program will provide stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost for students in grades 3-11 to attend eligible summer academic enrichment programs in summer 2017.
- If you are a MN resident attending an eligible summer enrichment program, and
- You are eligible for free or reduced priced lunches*, and
- You are currently in grades 3-11, and
- If you are in grades 7-11 you must either have an overall “C” average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend*, and
- Funds are still available.
AMOUNT OF STIPEND
The Summer Enrichment stipend will cover the cost of the summer program up to a maximum amount of $1,000. Students will only be able to receive one stipend.
The deadline date is established by the summer program until all funds have been awarded out to students.
How will I know if I was approved?
The summer program will notify you of your eligibility for an award from the Summer Academic Enrichment Program.
What is the Application Process?
You must apply directly to the eligible summer program. The summer program will complete the online application for a stipend from the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. Funds will be processed and will go directly to the eligible summer program.
You will need to provide the summer program with documentation from a school official that you are eligible for free or reduced price lunches. And if you are in grades 7-11 you will need to provide the summer program with documentation that you have either an overall “C” average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend.
FREE Summer Scholars Academy for entering college freshman who recently graduated from high school or a student returning to school after time away
With support from Beverly and Richard Fink, seven colleges in the Twin Cities metro area that are part of Minnesota State are offering the Summer Scholars Academy.
Whether you are an entering college freshman who recently graduated from high school or a student returning to school after time away, this program is designed to be a free* alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money.
Summer Scholars Academy will help ease the transition to college life by providing you the opportunity to network with peers and build your confidence as a scholar.
For full details on the gift and the program, check out our press release.
FEE / REIMBURSEMENT
*A $75 application fee is required; however, this money may be earned back in the form of a $150 scholarship upon successful completion of the program and enrolling in fall semester courses at the Minnesota State college where you participated in Summer Scholars Academy.
Enhance Your Skills and Knowledge: Program activities are focused on building skills in reading, writing, and/or math. This work will not only help you discover your strengths and opportunities as a student, but can help you focus on the road ahead and potentially save you time and money.
Meet Fellow Students
The Summer Scholars Academy is ideal for getting to know peers who can support you during the program and beyond. The program enrolls a small cohort of students on each participating campus, providing ample opportunity for you to get to know those participating as you work, learn, think, and have fun together.
Plan for Your Future
In addition to preparing you for the near future of starting college in the fall, the Summer Scholars Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Staff at each participating college can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them.
Explore Student Support Service and Resources
The colleges that are part of Minnesota State are bursting with resources that can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Scholars Academy, you have an opportunity to learn about resources and services available on your campus.
In addition to your time and commitment to the program, the Summer Scholars Academy requires a $75 application fee.* However, choosing to invest in yourself pays. If you meet all the program requirements, you will receive support for transportation costs. You may also earn a $150 scholarship toward your fall semester tuition upon successful completion of the Summer Scholars Academy when you register for fall courses at any college or university that is part of Minnesota State.
*Participating colleges may have assistance available to students facing financial hardship. Contact the individual college for details.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Inver Hills Community College
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Normandale Community College
North Hennepin Community College
Saint Paul College
For more information about the Summer Scholars Academy, you are encouraged to use the links provided for the participating colleges and use the contact information provided by the individual college.
General inquiries about the program may be directed to:
Pakou Yang, System Director of P-20 and College Readiness, at Pakou.Yang@MinnState.edu or 651-201-1760.
FREE Training for Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparatory Program (LRT Build)
Please notify scholars who are graduating high school and other young adults that they can receive free training through LRT Build’s Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparatory Program.
Application Deadline: Application Deadline is June 23rd.
Program Starts: 07/10/2017
Program Ends: 08/20/2017
For more information, visit: https://metrocouncil.org/
Second Chance Saturdays – Every 3rd Saturday Starting 4/15 from 1130-230
MPD Citizens’ Academy
Learn directly from investigators, trainers, precinct commanders and officers about police procedures, what it is like to be an officer and how the Minneapolis Police Department is organized at the Citizens’ Academy. This 10-week course offered by the Training Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department is open to people who:
• Are 18 years of age;
• Live or work in Minneapolis; or are parents, partners, or spouses of employees of Minneapolis Police Department; and
• Pass a background check.
Topics include Use of Force, Investigations, K-9 Unit, 911 Operations, Emergency Response Unit and much more. For any questions or for information on registering for the class, Mary Lou Fiala in the Training Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department, 673-3420.
The Minneapolis Police Department seeks to serve people from a wide variety of backgrounds when selecting participants in its Citizen’s Academy classes. It attempts to attract candidates of different ethnicities, professions, cultural backgrounds, age groups, and neighborhoods throughout the city in the hopes of enriching class discussions and reaching out to as many communities as possible.
Seating is limited–we give priority to those applicants who commit to becoming block leaders. If seating capacity is exceeded, we will put non-block leaders on a waiting list. Applicants are requested to complete an application and will be requested to have a background check completed through the Minneapolis Police Department. Application
FREE – Fun, Lunch & Hands-on Learning for Northsiders Interested in a Career in Healthcare
Please notify families with anyone 9 and older, who are interested in becoming a doctor, dentist, nurse, vet, EMT or other healthcare professionals, of this opportunity from The Ladder. The Ladder is a society of medical scholars, ages 9-99, committed to service learning, leadership development, and cascading mentorship. This monthly event includes lunch, hands-on activities, and mentorship on next-steps for scholars of all ages interested in pursuing healthcare careers.
WHO: The Ladder (www.theladderMN.org)
WHEN: Each month, every second Saturday, from 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
COST: The Ladder is FREE and a light, healthy lunch is served
TRANSPORTATION: Bus routes 19, 32 and 7
RSVP: No reservations are needed. Please attend when your schedule permits
IN HIM Batterer Intervention Program
WHEN: Mondays from 2/27-6/12 from 6-9pm (meal served)
WHERE: 1200 Emerson Ave North, Minneapolis
WHAT: Anger accountability, violence, and abuse intervention services for men.
Jobs with Minneapolis Public Schools
Forward these job opportunities to any of your friends who might have an interest in any of these positions: jobs.mpls.k12.mn.us.
Transit Assistance Program (TAP) offers $1 rides
Ride for $1 per trip – including transfers – until April 10, 2017!
Qualified low-income residents of the Twin Cities: Ride more for less through the new Transit Assistance Program (TAP).
How the pilot program works
- Household member ages 13-64 – not including college students, seniors or persons with disabilities – are eligible to participate in the test program that will offer discounted transit rides, on any bus (express or non-express) or train at any times of day. For those not eligible, other programs may apply.
- Ride all regional buses and light rail for $1, transfers included.
- You can add value online, at any Go-To Card outlet (including all Cub Food stores) or any rail ticket machine. NOTE: Discount does not apply on Transit Link or Metro Mobility buses.
This pilot program will run for six months (one card per Certified ID).
Hurry – a limited number of cards are available! Participants receive a new TAP Go-To Card with $5 of ride value. That’s five rides for FREE, so don’t wait to sign up! Those who already have a registered Go-To Card can transfer their balance to a TAP card to take advantage of the discount.
You’ll need to agree to take a pre-pilot and post-pilot survey about your experience and register your Go-To Card against loss or theft (registration is free). To speed up your enrollment process, print out and complete the Go-To Card Registration and pre-pilot survey.
New Moms Group @ Appetite for Change
A group for pregnant women, 1st time moms, and moms with a child under the age of 24 months who want to engage with other moms and learn more about healthy living, breast feeding, making baby food, and celebrating women. The group meets twice a month on Tuesdays from 5-730pm. Please see flyer for more information.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is hiring
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is hiring for various positions! Openings include: Advocacy Associate; Events Program Manager; Faith Relations Senior Associate; Senior Human Resources Assistant; ReStore Sales Associates at new South Minneapolis ReStore.
There are also AmeriCorps spots for Construction Volunteer Facilitators to begin in September. The living allowance for the full term (9/6/16 to 8/18/17) is $12,530 and the education award is now $5,775. If you know anyone interested in building for a year, please have them contact Heather at or visit the website. AmeriCorps is a great way to learn a new skill and get your foot in the door with working for Habitat for Humanity.
Tips on how to talk to kids about traumatic events
Please share these tips with your families on how to have the difficult conversation surrounding tragedies. Please use whatever parts are most helpful for you or your families and feel free to print it off and pass it out. You should reach out to families that you believe may be struggling the most.
If you anticipate these ideas not being enough for some families you can refer them to the 24hr crisis line where they can get support-612-379-6363. Let families know that if they want to give a fake name or no name when speaking to a counselor they can.
Mobile units are available 24hrs and if needed can come to the home for someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Adults call 612-596-1223
For children call 612-348-2233
Submit an Opportunity
To submit an opportunity for NAZ families, be sure to fill out the form here.