Resources for NAZ Staff & Families
CGTrader Scholarship 2018 Challenge
Please notify high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students of this opportunity.
CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2M members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.
Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.
Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.
To learn more, visit: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships
This opportunity runs through December 14, 2018.
Resources Open to Minneapolis families
UNITED WAY 2-1-1: United Way receives information from organizations that are providing Holiday food, toys or gifts. Call 2-1-1 or 651-291-0211. They will search for programs within your zip code.
The Transit Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help make public transit more affordable for low-income residents. Click here to learn more.
To sign up, you must:
- Present one of the following accepted certificates listed below.
- Show a photo ID card or utility statement with your name and address on it.
- Add money to your TAP card.
- Once the TAP card is used, you will have access to the $1.00 fare for a full year.
Free IDs (State ID, Marriage, Death, or Birth Certificate)
FOR: NAZ Families in need of obtaining a State ID, Marriage, Death, or Birth certificate.
WHERE: If one of your families has no other means of obtaining these items, have them go to The Basilica of Saint Mary’s 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 333-1381 located at the end of downtown Minneapolis.
WHEN: ID voucher days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 930-1130,
NOTE: Arrive early and prepare to be in line by 8:00am as it gets busy. Families will be given a free voucher for any of the above documents and you will then be able to go downtown and purchase your document without any financial worries. Families must bring two forms of ID. Students can bring a student ID and a copy of their enrollment record as proof. All persons need a piece of mail with a Minneapolis address.
Free Shoes for Mpls Residents
Shoe voucher to Kmart on Lake St
Serving our neighbors who need shoes or boots
· Mondays and Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am, Teresa of Calcutta Hall
Since 1988, we’ve provided over 200,000 pairs of shoes to children and families in Minneapolis.
What kind of help do we give?
· Shoe vouchers redeemable at the Lake Street K-mart are available once every 12 months.
How to obtain assistance?
Apply in person in Teresa of Calcutta Hall in the undercroft on Mondays or Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am; first come, first served.
· Each adult guest needs to be present.
· Children do not need to be present. A medical card, Social Security card, birth certificate, or form of ID must be provided for each child.
Please bring the following documentation:
· A picture ID. A valid driver’s license is required for a gas card.
· Proof of residency in 55401, 55402, 55403, 55405, or 55411 zip codes. This may be a utility bill or other piece of mail dated within 30 days of receiving the shoe voucher.
· Minneapolis shelter or transitional housing residents need a letter from shelter
. (The shelter must be in Minneapolis, but does not need to meet the zip code requirement.)
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/
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
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.
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.
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.