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East Side Neighorhood Service Volunteer Positions

East Side Neighborhood Service, Inc.
Contact Info Varies: See locations below for contact.
Administrative Address: 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413
Jazmin Danielson, Youth Programs Director
612-787-4034 JDanielson@esns.org
www.esns.org
Bus Lines: Bottineau-18;

Orientation/Training
Site Orientation/Training scheduled prior to volunteering.
Youth Development trainings held early April.

Organization Description
East Side Neighborhood Services has been operating in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis since 1915. Our mission is to foster the healthy development and well-being of individuals and families while strengthening our diverse community. Our programs range from Northeast Child Development Center, employment assistance and counseling, Menlo Park Alternative High School, family violence intervention, parenting support and education, volunteer and community services, and senior employment, transportation, meal, and assistance programs. Our program's are provided at little or no cost to families. Of 1269 youth served by our programs in 2010, 89% were reportedly living in households with incomes below poverty level. Approximately 55% of youth served were classified as new immigrants or refugees.

Position Description
Our Youth Department offers after-school, evening, school release day, and summer programming to Minneapolis youth ages 7-18, at numerous sites within area schools, parks, community centers, Camp Bovey, and ESNS itself. Programs are facilitated by trained staff and adult volunteers primarily in a small group format. Individual groups are designed to build character and leadership in youth, empower youth as valuable and active community members, offer consistent and supportive relationships with positive adults, teach interpersonal and communication skills, and provide academic support and truancy prevention through multi-generational and multi-cultural activities. The Youth Department targets developmental assets known to be critical in the success and resiliency of youth, families, and community.

Program Locations
1. Bottineau Neighborhood-1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis, 55413
Contact: Talia Galowitch -Bottineau Youth Work Coordinator-612-787-4029, TGalowitch@esns.org
Best Time of Day/Method for Contact: Weekdays by Phone or Email
2. Glendale Neighborhood-112 Williams Ave SE, Minneapolis, 55414 JEmmons@esns.org
Contact: Jean Emmons-Glendale Youth Work Coordinator-612-331-8678
3. Pratt School-66 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, 55414 EJohnson@esns.org
Contact: Emily Smith-After School Achievers 612-668-1122

Position Descriptions:
-Tutor/Mentor-program operates Monday- Thursdays 2-5p.m., or 3-6p.m. Assist staff with implementation of an afterschool youth program. Help youth with a variety of homework, plan and participate in enrichment activities including cooking, art, computer lab, and team games. Good for a variety of majors and backgrounds wanting to promote literacy, education, and healthy youth development.
-Youth Council-Program Assistant-the Youth Council plans and performs community service and focuses on leadership and team building. This group is in it's seventh year and meets on Thursday's from 5:00-6:30. Help build your own leadership skills while helping youth develop theirs and encouraging youth to become active community members.

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