Resources for NAZ Staff & Families 

Parent Workshop Event – 3/18, 230-430 @ North YMCA

  • Listen to a parent-led panel about the school-selection process
  • Receive a copy of Minneapolis School Finder
  • Ask questions
  • Food & child care provided
  • FREE & open to the public
  • Gift Cards for participants

WHEN: Saturday, March 18th, 230-430 pm

WHERE: Harold Mezile North Community YMCA, 1711 W Broadway

WHO: Featuring Poet & DJ Miss Brit

RSVP: Call 612-643-1305 or email info@minneapolisschoolfinder.org


Northside Housing Fair

WHEN: Saturday, 3/18 from 10am-3pm

WHERE: Lucy Craft Laney, 3333 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412


Northside Celebration @ North H.S. on March 18 & 19

***Tickets are FREE but reservations are required.***

WHAT: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Capri Theater invite you to attend the Northside Celebration, a collaborative concert experience celebrating our very own North Minneapolis community through music!  

Performances include gospel choir works, spoken word, poetry and the world premiere of True North for choir and chamber orchestra. (For more details see poster, attached, or www.thespco.org/northside).

WHEN: Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th @ 4pm

WHERE: North High School, 1500 James Ave N (enter door 18 off Irving Ave)

Reserve free tickets online at www.thespco.org/northside or by calling the SPCO’s Ticket Office at 651.291.1144.   

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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.