TC Directory - Education

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Community/Group

Achieve Language Academy
St. Paul Public Schools
2169 Stillwater Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55119
http://achieve.mn.org

Achieve Language Academy is a public charter school serving students grades K-8. The school's mission is to enhance the academic performance of students by promoting and maintaining high academic standards and expectations; strengthen the abilities of students whose primary language is not English to excel within the English-speaking community; ensure that all students come to understand and respect the language and heritage of all cultures; and enrich and improve students' academic performance through the creation of partnerships with parents and by creating links with community groups, agencies, governmental bodies, the business community, colleges, and surrounding schools.

Multicultural

Al-Amal School
1401 Gardena Ave. NE
Fridley, MN, 55432
www.al-amal.org

Al-Amal School is a full-time Islamic school for students grades pre-K through 12. The school provides an Islamic educational environment for more than 300 Muslim students from the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

African, Somali

American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
1925 W. C.R. B2
Roseville, MN, 55113
http://www.aaaom.org

The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) is an accredited school that prepares graduates to use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina, Asian dietary therapy, and other healing modalities of traditional Chinese medicine to diagnose and treat patients. Students may choose an emphasis in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, or Oriental medicine, and may focus on one or more of areas of specialization in traditional Chinese internal medicine, such as gynecology, pediatrics, or dermatology.

Asian, Chinese

American Indian Education Programs
St. Paul Public Schools
1028 Van Slyke Ave.
St. Andrews Building
St. Paul, MN 55103
http://www.indianeducation.spps.org

The mission of St. Paul American Indian Education Programs is to assist American Indian students in graduating from high school with a quality education and positive cultural/personal identity. The programs are intended to preserve and present the unique political, sovereign, cultural, traditional, and spiritual values of American Indian nations through education.

American Indian

American Indian Magnet School
St. Paul Public Schools
1075 E. Third St.
St. Paul, MN, 55106
http://www.aims.spps.org

American Indian Magnet School serves American Indian students grades pre-K-6. The school focuses on teaching and preserving American Indian languages and culture, and strives to cultivate an active community of learners through an emphasis on core values such as respect, gratitude, humility, cooperation, and environmental responsibility.

American Indian

American Indian Student Services
Metropolitan State University
730 Hennepin Ave.
Rm. 503, Minneapolis Campus
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.metrostate.edu/studentaff/aiss.html#CI

American Indian Student Services (AISS) promotes the enhancement of the American Indian student experience at Metropolitan State University. AISS supports the academic goals of American Indian students through culturally sensitive advising and programming, and links students to both the university and the urban American Indian community through appropriate referrals to social, cultural, and academic services.

American Indian

Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Program
Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools
2727 N. Ferry St.
Anoka, MN, 55303
http://www.anoka.k12.mn.us/indianeducation

Anoka Hennepin Indian Education provides cultural and academic support for American Indian students who reside in the Anoka-Hennepin school district boundaries. The program views family involvement as the key to success.

American Indian

Association of Black Women in Higher Education-Minnesota Chapter
P.O. Box 6893
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
http://www.abwheminn.org/

The members of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) are dedicated to the task of fostering and expanding the historically substantive role of Black women in higher education.

African American

Aurora Charter School
2520 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.auroracharterschool.com

Aurora Charter School is a public charter school that serves both monolingual and multilingual Spanish-speaking students pre-K to 8th grade. The mission of the school is to operate a center for learning that embraces academic excellence and celebrates Latino culture.

Latino

Carter G. Woodson Institute for Student Excellence
YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis
2620 N. Russell Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://www.wiseschool.org

The Woodson Institute for Student Excellence (WISE) is a public charter school serving 303 African American students grades K-7 in north Minneapolis. The goal of the school is to improve the academic and social development of each child by bringing together families and community-based organizations to surround families with support.

African American

Cedar Riverside Community School
1610 South 6th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
http://crcs-school.org/

Cedar Riverside Community School, founded in 1993, is an outcome-based charter school located in the Cedar Riverside Plaza housing complex. This location has had a powerful impact upon the school's evolution.

African, Somali

Eci' Nompa Woonspe' Charter School
Redwood Falls School District
280 N. Centennial Dr.
P.O. Box 10
Morton, MN, 56270
http://www.enwcharterschool.com

Eci' Nompa Woonspe' is a public charter school serving students grades 7-12. The school's mission is to create a learning environment that encourages culture-based community values and language, and challenges learners to tanhan ihudhda (take care of yourself) through critical thinking and balance of self for Mitakuye Oyasin (All my Relatives).

American Indian

Eden Prairie ABC Foundation
8761 Preserve Blvd.
Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
http://edenprairieabc.org

Eden Prairie ABC Foundation is a high school education program for academically talented students of color who wish to receive a college preparatory education at Eden Prairie High School.

Multicultural

Edgewood Alternative Learning Center
6601 Xylon Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428
Phone: (763) 550-7371
Email: jovittera@district287.org

Multicultural

El Colegio Charter School
Augsburg College
4137 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
http://www.el-colegio.org

El Colegio is a public charter high school that serves students grades 9-12. Major areas of focus include the arts, the environment, and technology, with a continual focus on Spanish/English bilingualism.

Latino

English Learning Center
Our Saviour's Outreach Ministries
2315 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.englishlc.org

The English Learning Center is a volunteer-based center that works to educationally empower immigrant and refugee adults and their families. The Adult Program promotes self-sufficiency in adult immigrants and refugees through volunteer-taught courses in English as a second language, math, computer skills, and citizenship preparation.

Multicultural

Excell Academy for Higher Learning Charter School
6510 Zane Ave N #107
Minneapolis, MN, 55429
http://www.excellacademy.org

Excell Academy for Higher Learning is a public charter school serving students grades K-6. The academy's mission is to equip and prepare students for higher levels of education and to be positive, productive members of society by identifying, nurturing, and developing their academic gifts, talents, and creativity.

Multicultural

Face to Face Academy
St. Paul Public Schools
1165 Arcade St.
St. Paul, MN, 55106
http://www.face2face.org

Face to Face Academy is a public charter school serving students grades 9-12. The school's mission is to promote the physical, emotional, and educational development of economically or socially disadvantaged youth and young adults by integrating a structured, experiential education program with a comprehensive, holistic youth service approach through the partnership of a charter school and a community-based adolescent service agency.

Multicultural

Family Opportunities and Living Collaborative
1515 S. Fourth St., Ste. 2009
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
http://comm-org.wisc.edu/cr/directory.htm#15

Family Opportunities and Literacy Collaborative is a collaboration of individual organizations working together for the Cedar Riverside neighborhood to create opportunities for immigrant and refugee families with young children, to advance family literacy, to increase economic self-sufficiency for adults, and to prepare children for success in school.

Multicultural

Eci' Nompa Woonspe' Charter School
Redwood Falls School District
280 N. Centennial Dr.
P.O. Box 10
Morton, MN, 56270
http://www.enwcharterschool.com

Eci' Nompa Woonspe' is a public charter school serving students grades 7-12. The school's mission is to create a learning environment that encourages culture-based community values and language, and challenges learners to tanhan ihudhda (take care of yourself) through critical thinking and balance of self for Mitakuye Oyasin (All my Relatives).

American Indian

Eden Prairie ABC Foundation
8761 Preserve Blvd.
Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
http://edenprairieabc.org

Eden Prairie ABC Foundation is a high school education program for academically talented students of color who wish to receive a college preparatory education at Eden Prairie High School.

Multicultural

Edgewood Alternative Learning Center
6601 Xylon Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428
Phone: (763) 550-7371
Email: jovittera@district287.org

Multicultural

El Colegio Charter School
Augsburg College
4137 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
http://www.el-colegio.org

El Colegio is a public charter high school that serves students grades 9-12. Major areas of focus include the arts, the environment, and technology, with a continual focus on Spanish/English bilingualism.

Latino

English Learning Center
Our Saviour's Outreach Ministries
2315 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.englishlc.org

The English Learning Center is a volunteer-based center that works to educationally empower immigrant and refugee adults and their families. The Adult Program promotes self-sufficiency in adult immigrants and refugees through volunteer-taught courses in English as a second language, math, computer skills, and citizenship preparation.

Multicultural

Excell Academy for Higher Learning Charter School
6510 Zane Ave N #107
Minneapolis, MN, 55429
http://www.excellacademy.org

Excell Academy for Higher Learning is a public charter school serving students grades K-6. The academy's mission is to equip and prepare students for higher levels of education and to be positive, productive members of society by identifying, nurturing, and developing their academic gifts, talents, and creativity.

Multicultural

Face to Face Academy
St. Paul Public Schools
1165 Arcade St.
St. Paul, MN, 55106
http://www.face2face.org

Face to Face Academy is a public charter school serving students grades 9-12. The school's mission is to promote the physical, emotional, and educational development of economically or socially disadvantaged youth and young adults by integrating a structured, experiential education program with a comprehensive, holistic youth service approach through the partnership of a charter school and a community-based adolescent service agency.

Multicultural

Family Opportunities and Living Collaborative
1515 S. Fourth St., Ste. 2009
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
http://comm-org.wisc.edu/cr/directory.htm#15

Family Opportunities and Literacy Collaborative is a collaboration of individual organizations working together for the Cedar Riverside neighborhood to create opportunities for immigrant and refugee families with young children, to advance family literacy, to increase economic self-sufficiency for adults, and to prepare children for success in school.

Multicultural

Four Directions Charter School
Metropolitan State University
1113 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://fdcsabout.blogspot.com/

Four Directions is a public charter school serving students grades 9-12. The mission of Four Directions is to provide culturally based education that will be the foundation of life-long learning for American Indian students.

American Indian

Friendship Academy of Fine Arts Charter School
Minneapolis Public Schools
2600 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
http://www.friendshipacademy.org

Friendship Academy of Fine Arts (FAFA) is a public charter school serving students grades K-4. FAFA believes school, students, parents, and community are important and necessary partners in education; that high standards stimulate achievement; and that every student possesses the potential to learn. The school creates an environment of intensive arts training built into the curriculum of reading, math, science, and social studies.

Multicultural

Gender Education Center
http://www.debradavis.org/

A Minnesota non-profit corporation of differently gendered people dedicated to support, advocacy & education.We specialize in coordinating workplace gender transitions for transgender employees and managers.

GLBTQA

Generation for Change and Growth
153 E. 10th St.
St. Paul, MN, 55101
http://www.thegcg.org/home0.aspx

To provide opportunities for accessing Education, Technology and basic Health care services and in the process, eliminate poverty and promote peace and prosperity in our World.

African, Somali

Groves Academy
3200 Minnesota 100
Minneapolis, MN, 55416
http://www.grovesacademy.org/

Groves Academy is Minnesota's only estalished school for students with learning disabiities and attention disorders, and a center for literacy, education and advocacy in the Midwest.

People with Disabilities

Guadalupe Alternative Programs
381 E. Robie St.
St. Paul, MN, 55107
www.gapschool.org/

Guadalupe Alternative Programs (GAP) is an alternative education center in St. Paul. GAP offers three services: an alternative junior/senior high school for at-risk teens, adult literacy/English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs, and early childhood education.

Latino

Harvest Preparatory School
Minneapolis Public Schools
1300 Olsen Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://www.seed-harvest.org/index.htm

Harvest Preparatory School is a charter school serving children grades K-6. Since its inception in 1992, Harvest Preparatory's enrollment has increased from 24 to more than 450 children. It is located in its own facility with a newly built gymnasium and classrooms. Harvest Preparatory is the only accredited full-time, African-centered preschool and elementary school in the state of Minnesota.

African

Heritage Academy of Science and Technology
1042 18th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
www.heritagetech.net/

As a school, We believe our children are best prepared to live in a scientific & technological world through: nurturing cultural values, traditions & language, & developing academic English skills in math, science & technology.

African, Somali

High School for Recording Arts
St. Paul Public Schools
550 Vandalia St
St. Paul, MN, 55114
http://www.hsra.org

High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) is a public charter school serving students grades 9-12. The mission of HSRA is to provide youth the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma through the exploration of the music business and other creative endeavors.

African American

Higher Ground Academy
St. Paul Public Schools
1381 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55104
www.heritagetech.net/

Higher Ground Academy is a public charter school serving students grades K-12. The school is dedicated to creating a socially committed, morally responsible, and ethnically diverse learning environment that values students individually and collectively.

African

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)
270 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
http://www.hacer-mn.org

HACER is a nonprofit community-based research and advocacy organization whose mission is to provide the Minnesota Latino community the ability to create and control information about itself to effect institutional decisions and public policy. The organization's research reports can be downloaded free from its website.

Latino

Hmong Youth Education Services
757 N. Milton St.
St. Paul, MN, 55104
http://hmongyes.org

Hmong YES provides mentoring and tutoring for Hmong youth aged 6-18.

Asian, Hmong

HOPE Community Academy
University of St. Thomas
720 Payne Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55130
http://www.hope-school.org/

HOPE Academy is a public charter school serving students grades K-8. The school's focus is on teaching Hmong language and culture.

Asian, Hmong

Hmong International Academy
1501 30th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://hia.mpls.k12.mn.us/

Hmong International Academy (HIA) is a Pre-K-Grade 8, culturally specific school, providing students with daily opportunities to engage in activities that enhance understanding of the Hmong culture and language. We are located on the North Side of Minneapolis.

Asian, Hmong

International Leadership Institute
5021 Vernon Avenue South, PMB 136
Minneapolis, MN, 55436
http://www.internationalleadership.org/

Providing partnerships in infrastructure, rule of law, and educational development projects throughout the world that focus on people and nations in transition. The Institute's mission is to facilitate interaction in world affairs and foster intercultural communication among Minnesotans, international organizations and people in other countries.

Multicultural

Jennings Experiential High School
2455 University Ave W
St Paul, MN, 55114
http://www.jehs.org

Jennings Experiential High School is a public charter school that serves students grades 9-12. The curriculum is based on the belief that learning should take place within real-world, meaningful contexts, and that students should have rich project-based environments that allow them to explore the community first-hand--through extensive field trips, community service projects, investigation of authentic problems, and through the design and creation of actual products.

Multicultural

Kaleidoscope Place
2504 Columbus Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.kaleidoscope-kids.org

Kaleidoscope Place's mission is to provide a creative, educational, and nurturing environment for children and youth to learn and grow in character and community. The organization provides year-round out-of-school time programming for students in High Five through grade 8, and offers year-round youth employment opportunities for middle and high school students.

Multicultural

Korean Institute of Minnesota
5840 Humboldt Ave. N.
Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430
http://www.geocities.com/kimhomepage/

Korean Institute of Minnesota, which primarily serves the Korean community, provides cultural and language education about Korea on Saturday mornings.

Asian, Korean

La Creche Early Childhood Centers, Inc.
Olson Memorial Hwy.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://www.lacrechekids.com

La Creche is an early childhood education organization that serves communities of color in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The organization has been providing early care and education to residents of Minneapolis for more than 35 years, with three childcare centers to serve the community. The organization also has another location at McKnight Center Building, 4208 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409.

Multicultural

La Escuelita
4137 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
http://www.laescuelita.org

La Escuelita provides academic assistance and leadership opportunities to Latino youth in Minneapolis. La Escuelita provides tutoring, basic skills preparation, and other enrichment activities for youth during after-school hours.

Latino

Laura Jeffrey Girls Academy (LJA)
1550 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN, 55105
http://www.laurajeffreyacademy.org/

Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA), is a Twin Cities tuition free charter school offering a unique year round, girl-focused educational experience, grades five through eight. Students learn through rigorous study, by asking questions, solving problems, and participating in the community.

Youth, Girls

Midwest Migrant Education Resource Center
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave. MS-C1924
St. Paul, MN, 55104
http://www.hamline.edu/mmerc/

The mission of the Midwest Migrant Education Resource Center (MMERC) is to assist upper Midwest partner states in meeting the educational needs of migrant children. MMERC provides educational materials and to teachers of the migrant students in school districts and state migrant departments in Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Latino

Minneapolis Even Start Family School
Minneapolis Public Schools
1006 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Phone: 612-668-3851

Minneapolis Even Start Family School is a literacy program that aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing a holistic, integrated education for families with young children. The school serves families from Minneapolis who have young children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Multicultural

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)
1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
www.mpls.k12.mn.us/

From the first morning bus route to the last activity of the night, countless efforts combine to educate 34,000-plus students in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) every day. MPS turn everyday achievement into student achievement. The Minneapolis Public Schools embraces diversity in our students, in our staff, and in the programs we offer to accelerate learning.

Multicultural

Minneapolis Public Schools Equity and Diversity Office
1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://equitydiversity.mpls.k12.mn.us/

The mission of the Office of Equity & Diversity (E&D) is to integrate equity, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of Minneapolis Public Schools' (MPS) mission and culture in order to provide the best quality education to our diverse student body while fostering lasting relationships with families and the community.

Multicultural

Minnesota China Academy
2377 Top Hill Circle
Roseville, MN, 55113
http://www.minhua.com/mca/

The mission of Minnesota China Academy is to teach Chinese language, culture, arts, and other related subjects, with a primary focus on students who do not have a Chinese language background. The school also helps immigrants adjust to American society and the American educational system, and promotes cultural and educational exchanges between China and the United States.

Asian, Chinese

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN, 55113
www.education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html

The Minnesota Department of Education is an innovative agency serving a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers.

Multicultural

Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN, 55108
https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency also serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment, financial aid, finance and trends.

Multicultural

Minnesota International Middle School
International Education Center
277 N. 12th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
http://www.tiesmn.org

Minnesota International Middle School is a public charter school that services children grades 5-8. The school's mission is to provide a rigorous American education for immigrant and refugee children in a culturally sensitive environment. Founded by educational leaders in the East African community, this school seeks to prepare students for successful and productive lives as U.S. citizens, while allowing them to retain their unique cultural heritage.

Multicultural

Minnesota Minghua Chinese School
2377 Top Hill Cr.
Roseville, MN, 55113
http://www.minhua.com/mmcs/index.php

Minnesota Minghua Chinese School serves Chinese American students 5 years of age and older.

Asian, Chinese

Minnesota Minority Education Partnership
2233 University Ave. West #220
St. Paul, MN, 55114
http://www.mmep.net

The Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc. (MMEP) is a nonprofit collaborative that seeks to increase the success of Minnesota students of color in Minnesota schools, colleges, and universities. MMEP achieves its mission by working closely with students; communities of color; and representatives from education, business, government, and nonprofits to develop programs that help students of color succeed academically.

Multicultural

Minnesota Schools OUTreach Coalition
4123 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
http://www.mnschooloutreach.org/

MnSOC Services Include: education, technical assistance, legal information and newsletter.

GLBTQA

Minnesota Transitions Charter School
Minneapolis Public Schools
2872 26th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
http://www.mtcs.org

Minnesota Transitions Charter School is a public charter school serving students grades K-12. The mission of the school is to forge partnerships among students, businesses, families, and the larger community to help each learner make the transition from school to career/post-secondary education and meet the responsibilities of a changing future.

Multicultural

MN Network of Latinos in HigerEducation
http://mnlatinosinhighered.org/

The Minnesota Network of Latinos in Higher Education is an organization in-formation to serve as a structure for individuals across colleges and universities to communicate, advocate, organize, share resources, and to support and work towards the success of Latinos in higher education in Minnesota. This is an important and much needed opportunity for us to strengthen our connections to one another.

Latino

New City School
Hamline University
229 N.E. 13th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
http://www.newcitycharterschool.org

New City School is a charter school serving children grades K-6 (eventually expanding to K-8). The school fosters a small, diverse, supportive learning community that actively engages an ethnic and socioeconomic mix of students to build knowledge, ask meaningful questions, design creative solutions, open their minds, and become skilled and caring citizens in the world.

Multicultural

New Spirit School
St. Paul Public Schools
260 Edmund Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55103
http://www.newspiritschool.com

New Spirit School is a public charter school serving students grades K-8. New Spirit School is a place where pursuit of knowledge is the student's vocation, personal character is the measure of greatness, and service to community is food for the soul.

Multicultural

New Visions School
Volunteers of America
1800 Second St NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55418
http://www.actg.org

New Visions School is a public charter school serving children grades pre-K-8. The school is committed to helping each student identify and cultivate his or her greatest potential and providing a curriculum that will foster the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to live a successful, healthy, fulfilling, and informed life.

Multicultural

Nobles County Integration Collaborative
117 - 11th Avenue
Worthington, MN, 56187
http://www.isd518.net/ncic

The mission of the Nobles County Integration Collaborative, a consortium of adjacent school districts, is to promote students' success and community acceptance of differences by providing opportunities for students, families, and staff from diverse backgrounds to learn from and with one another.

Multicultural

North Vista Education Center
3510 France Ave. N.
Robbinsdale, MN, 55422
http://www.district287.org/

NVEC provides educational opportunities for both pregnant and parenting teens and students who to need to work on the development of basic skills and recover high school credits.

Multicultural

Northside Achievement Zone
2123 West Broadway Avenue #100
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
http://northsideachievement.org/

NAZ is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is designed to replicate the success of the Harlem Children’s Zone. It is both an organization and a collaborative effort that brings together neighbors (including parents and youth), schools, service-providers and government. As gaps in the pipeline are uncovered, additional partners bringing a commitment to proven practices may be identified.

Multicultural

Pacific Educational Group
5115 Excelsior Boulevard #211
St Louis Park, MN, 55416
http://www.pacificeducationalgroup.com/pages/home

Our Purpose at Pacific Educational Group is to transform educational systems into racially conscious and socially just environments that nurture the spirit and infinite potential of all learners, especially black children and their families.

Multicultural

Page Education Foundation
P.O. Box 581254
Minneapolis, MN, 55458
http://www.page-ed.org

The Page Education Foundation's (PEF) mission is to increase participation of Minnesota's youth of color in post-secondary education. By providing emotional and financial support, PEF offers young people of color the chance to create a better quality of life, richer employment opportunities, and a positive impact on their communities.

Multicultural

Parents As Teachers/ Minnesota Early Learning Design
342 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55413
http://parentsasteachers.org

Minnesota Early Learning Design (MELD) is a national parenting education program whose mission is to strengthen families by improving the quality of parenting. It brings together parents who have similar needs, provides them with information, and helps them to develop into supportive peer groups. Programs serve teenage mothers and fathers, parents of children with special needs, and Hmong and Latino/Latina parents.

Multicultural

Partnership Academy Charter School
Project for Pride in Living
305 E. 77th St.
Richfield, MN, 55423
http://www.paschool.org

Partnership Academy is a public charter school serving children grades K-6. The school's mission is to empower teachers, students, families, and the broader community as partners in creating an exceptional school.

Multicultural

Program in Translation and Interpreting
University of Minnesota
160 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
http://www.cce.umn.edu/pti

The Program in Translation and Interpreting (PTI) at the University of Minnesota is committed to building the capacity of Minnesota institutions, businesses, and public services to communicate with speakers of all languages through written translation and live interpretation of oral interactions.

Multicultural

Saint Paul Public Schools
360 Colborne Street
St Paul, MN, 55102
www.spps.org

With more than 38,000 students, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is Minnesota’s second-largest school district. Through highly trained and deeply dedicated staff, innovative education programs, and the support of our community, we offer students and families a world of opportunities.

Multicultural

Saint Paul Public Library
90 4th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
http://www.sppl.org/

The Vision of the Saint Paul Public Library is to be respected and recognized, by people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, as their doorway to reading and information.

Multicultural

Skills for Tomorrow High School
Rockford School District
547 Wheeler St. N.
St. Paul, MN, 55104
http://www.skillsfortomorrow.org

Skills for Tomorrow High School is a public charter school that serves students grades 9-12. The school's mission is to assist high school students in making the transition to post-secondary education and the high-skill workplace by integrating academic instruction and work-based experiences in a culturally respectful learning environment.

Multicultural

Sojourner Truth Academy
3820 N. Emerson Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55412
http://www.sojournertruthacademy.org

Sojourner Truth Academy is a public charter school that strives to cultivate a well-educated student population with shared values of nonviolence, equality, and unity. The school was founded to serve grades K-6 in the North Minneapolis area and beyond.

Multicultural

Somali American Education Program
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
http://www.cura.umn.edu/projects/west-bank-community-coalition-somali-am

The mission of SAEP is closing the educational gap and promoting higher academic achievements and career advancements of Somali American students.

African, Somali

Somali American Parent Association
1421 Park Ave S. Suite 304
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://mnsapa.org/

The mission of the Somali American Parent Association is to enhance Somali parents’ capacity to support their children’s school work. SAPA with the help of other community institutions will create facilities and educational programs to improve children’s education, behavior, and good citizenship.

African Somali

Somali Education Center
2205 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.someducenter.org/

The Somali Education Center (SEC) is a year-round educational program that serves K-12 immigrant students and adult ESL students. SEC is a charitable, tax exempt, not-for-profit organization that is incorporated as a 501 (c)(3).

African Somali

Somali Radio
3121 Pillsbury Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Phone: 612-341-3144 ex 885
Fax: 612-341-4281
samatar@visi.com

Somali Radio is a news and public affairs discussion program produced in the Twin Cities in Somali about life in the community. Topics include education, health, employment, and cultural issues. Produced by Hussein Samatar, Mohammed Mohammed, and other volunteers at KFAI Radio.

African Somali

Somali Success School
614 East Grant Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Phone: (612) 338-3153

Instruction Offered: English Language/Computers/Nursing Assistant Training/Citizenship

African Somali

Southside Family School
2123 Clinton Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
http://www.southsidefamilyschool.org

Southside Family Charter School is a K-8 alternative school that educates children to become independent-minded citizens who respect themselves and others. It stresses basic skills, encourages creative expression, and offers a range of electives.

Multicultural

The African American Registry
P.O. Box 19441
Minneapolis, MN, 55419
http://www.aaregistry.com/

The African American Registry is the largest encyclopedia of African American history on the Internet in the world. The purpose of the registry is to help educate and inform all people of the thousands of contributions African Americans have made to American history and the world, and to convey the message that African American history is American history.

Multicultural

Ubah Medical Academy
1600 Main Street
Hopkins, MN, 55343
www.ubahmedicalacademy.org/

Ubah Medical Academy is a 9-12 charter school founded by educational leaders in the East African community, with the specific focus of college readiness for all students. Ubah provides a rigorous and relevant education and is uniquely designed to meet the cultural needs of Eastern African students.

African Somali