Resources for NAZ Staff & Families 

Please share w/ partners or families who may be interested in housing law issues

Hello there! My name is Lynn Hu and I’m with an organization called Call for Justice, which works to connect people in need of legal help with free legal resources.

Call for Justice will be hosting a training on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Northside Achievement Zone Gathering Space—and we’d really like you to come!

WHO: This training is for human service providers (client advocates, case managers, social workers, etc.) who work with low-income people

WHAT: The training will focus on how to help your clients address their housing issues—from getting repairs made, to defending against eviction, to expunging their housing records

WHERE: Northside Achievement Zone Gathering Space, 2123 West Broadway Avenue #100

WHEN: Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

COST: Priceless—but free!

Call for Justice knows how hard you work on behalf of people who need help, and we want to help you help your clients the best you can. This training will feature attorney Mike Vraa, who has more than 20 years of experience in landlord/tenant law. We will cover a wide range of housing issues so please bring your questions! Click here for the flyer.

Register online at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/yE3t7YbPKQv7CVhV2

If you have any questions, please contact me at lynn.hu@callforjustice.org or executive director Nicole Lindemyer at Nicole.lindemyer@callforjustice.org. You may also call (612) 333-4000 or visit our website at callforjustice.org. We look forward to seeing you on April 20th!



Second Chance Saturdays – Every 3rd Saturday Starting 4/15 from 1130-230

Second Chance Saturday is a workshop for expungement and criminal records assistance. Partnering with local attorneys, we provide free legal advice about expunging criminal records and related issues. This work helps people with a criminal record reduce and remove the stigma and burden of having a criminal history, and the barriers that go with it, such as difficulty finding employment or housing.
Who: Families with criminal records
What: expungement and criminal records assistance
Where: UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
When: Every 3rd Saturday starting 4/15 from 1130am-230pm
Contact: Hannah Lomax-Vogt, Criminal Justice League, 419-296-1159, lomax014@umn.edu for more information

CNA & Clerical Healthcare Training @ PPL’s Learning Center 4/24

Please notify your families (via email, text, or a quick call) that PPL’s Learning Center is hosting CNA & Clerical Healthcare Internship Training starting on April 24th. This is a great opportunity with a key partner! Please see attached flyers for more information and send a connection for interested families to Andre McNeal. 
What: CNA & Clerical Healthcare Training
When: April 24th
Where: PPL’s Learning Center, 1925 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
***This training improves industry-specific soft skills while providing experience in a nursing home or hospital setting. The program includes 24 hours of Medical Terminology, Basic Life Support certification, twelve months of employment specialist support and one-on-one financial coaching. 


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

Click here for more information.


IN HIM Batterer Intervention Program

WHEN: Mondays from 2/27-6/12 from 6-9pm (meal served)

WHERE: 1200 Emerson Ave North, Minneapolis

ORIENTATION: Was Monday, 2/13, so please contact Dr. Wilma McKinnies at 612/529-6055 / wilma@agapeoasis.com for more information.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Ride all regional buses and light rail for $1, transfers included.
  3. 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.