Off-Campus Student Employment (OCSE) Approved Sites 2016-2017

Below are the available OCSE 2016-2017 positions. Click on the arrow beside the position name to view the expanded, full position description.

Applications for 2016-2017 academic year are now closed. Deadline was 8:00am Monday, February 8, 2016.

2016-2017 POSITIONS

2017/18 Positions

 

Organization Name:   Casa de Esperanza

Job Title:   Family Advocacy Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Casa de Esperanza is a national organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota with a mission to “mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence”. Casa de Esperanza was founded in 1982 to provide emergency shelter for Latinas and other women and children experiencing domestic violence. Today, Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latin@s* in the United States.

Locally, the organization continues to offer critical and innovative services and support in its Minnesota Twin Cities communities, ranging from family advocacy and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin@ youth, women and men. Casa de Esperanza partners with numerous organizations across the Twin Cities to ensure Latin@ families have access to quality culturally relevant resources. Recently, the organization was one of six local partners in the Building the Field of Community Engagement three-year initiative designed to magnify and elevate the power of community engagement to change the way problems are solved and resources are invested.

As a national organization, Casa de Esperanza is home to the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), which works with a network of individuals and organizations interested in ending domestic violence and promoting the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The NLN provides training and technical assistance to organizations, conducts academic and community-based research, and leads public policy initiatives that positively impact Latin@ families. Casa de Esperanza has also spearheaded international work with organizations and governments in Latin America as well as participated in key policy and programmatic initiatives that have had a far-reaching impact. Casa de Esperanza’s leadership in the field has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has designated the organization as the Culturally Specific Issue Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Latin@ Communities.

Each year Casa de Esperanza serves approximately 17,000 individuals locally and across the country.

*Casa de Esperanza has chosen to use “@” in place of the masculine “o” when referring to people or things that are either gender neutral or both masculine and feminine in make-up. This decision reflects our commitment to gender inclusion and recognizes the important contributions that both men and women make to our communities.

 Specific Duties:  

• Provide supportive listening to women and children in Refugio.

• Assist Refugio residents in tasks such as job seeking, apartment searches and applying for public assistance.

• Plan and engage in activities with children and/or women residents.

• Answer the crisis line.

• Assist Senior Advocate with support groups for residents.

• Organize physical activities for residents (yoga, zumba, walking groups etc.)

• Organize craft and art activities for residents (knitting, jewelry making etc.)

• Teach participants how to use the Metro Transit system.

• Assist Refugio Manager with data-entry, statistical gathering and analysis.

• Seek donations from businesses and organizations in the community.

• Other special projects based on assistant interests and needs.

Work Schedule:   Evenings and/or weekend hours are preferred but not required. Monday and Friday mornings are also preferred.

Worksite Location:  The Refugio is located in St. Paul, three blocks from a major bus line. The address is confidential until student employee is hired. Student will be asked to sign a Confidentiality Agreement upon hire date, to maintain the confidentiality of the residents and staff.

Website:  http://casadeesperanza.org

 

Organization Name:   Center for Victims of Torture

Job Title:   New Tactics Student Employee

Overview/Description of Position:  A program of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), New Tactics in Human Rights helps human rights defenders work more effectively so they can achieve their goals and better address human rights violations around the world. The New Tactics in Human Rights program at CVT collects, analyzes, and disseminates tactics being carried out by human rights activists to effectively advance and protect human rights around the world. New Tactics connects human rights activists through an online community to share information and promote successes. 

Specific Duties:  1. Develop, plan, and help implement online conversations, including background research, topic development, and outreach to human rights leaders.

2.Research human rights organizations and write tactics

3. Write and edit summaries of online conversations

4. Assist with general content updates to the New Tactics website

5. Assist in marketing and outreach: eNewsletter, blogs, articles, and social media.

6. Identify a project of interest that matches academic goals with New Tactics objectives.

Work Schedule:   Available M-F 8am-4pm

Preferred: Tues/Wed/Fri, Mornings; two or fewer days per week.

Worksite Location:  2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Website:  www.newtactics.org

 

Organization Name:   CLUES - Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio

Job Title:   Youth in Action Student Liaison

Overview/Description of Position:  CLUES is a linguistically and culturally relevant nonprofit organization by Latinos for Latinos. Our programs and services connect families to resources, skills, institutions, and systems and create an environment for people to be engaged and empowered. CLUES programs are designed to provide access to resources and opportunities for Latino families and individuals to be healthier, prosperous and engaged. Within CLUES, the YA! Program provides college access, career preparation, civic engagement, and mentoring support to Latino high school students. 

Specific Duties:  

• Conduct student check-ins

• Assist with Youth Advisory Board meetings (2-4 per month)

• Connect students with community events (including opportunities at Macalester)

• Help during YA! Institutes and other activities

• Identify areas for program growth and expansion within the broader community

• Track student progress and attendance

• Record results of program surveys and evaluations

• Increase parent/mentor/student connection

• Outreach to new students, parents, community, and partners (primarily in Minneapolis)

• Represent CLUES and promote the YA! Program at community events

• Tutor students in area of study

• Support students in learning about college access

Work Schedule:   Flexible, Some Saturdays required

Worksite Location:  797 E 7th St. - St. Paul, MN 55106 as main base, with some activities there

St. Paul Advisory Board meets at St. Thomas, Mpls Advisory Board likely at Augsburg

Website:  www.clues.org

 

Organization Name:   Cycles for Change

Job Title:   Shop Programs Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The mission of Cycles for Change is to build a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. C4C seeks to specifically engage traditionally under-represented communities – including women, people of color, immigrants, and low-income community members – to ensure that the health, financial, and empowerment benefits of bicycling are shared equitably. C4C operates two community bike shops; our oldest location is at 712 University Avenue West in the Frogtown/Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul, while our Minneapolis shop is in the Seward neighborhood at 1915 East 22nd Street. 

Specific Duties:  

-Greet and welcome all community members visiting our shop

-Support community members in signing in and assigning them a stand to repair their bike

-Help receive donations of bicycles brought in during shop hours

-As skills dictate, help shop patrons perform basic repairs on their bicycle

-Keep the shop clean and organized at all times

-Forward C4C’s values around equity and inclusion at all times

Work Schedule:   Monday 4-8pm; Wednesday 4-8pm; Saturday 1-5pm. Other times are available as well, depending on the student's specific interest and schedule.

Worksite Location:  C4C's St. Paul location is at 712 University Avenue West in St. Paul. Depending on interest and mobility, students would be invited to work some shifts at our Minneapolis shop at 1915 East 22nd Street.

Website:  www.cyclesforchange.org

 

Organization Name:   El Colegio Charter School

Job Title:   Educational Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  El Colegio Charter School is a small public charter high school in Minneapolis that has been serving students in English and Spanish since 2000.

El Colegio Charter School is a public, tuition-free high school with an affiliated after-school program located in the vibrant and ethnically diverse Bancroft neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Rooted in the Latino experience, El Colegio builds upon the talents of bilingual, bicultural students and their families to provide the academic preparation, leadership skills, and community connections necessary to become lifelong leaders and change agents.

We do this by way of our two critical components. First, we offer a high school experience that builds on the cultural and linguistic strengths of our students are developing a rigorous academic curriculum, including a dual enrollment option with Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Second, we support our students, along with their families and other youth in the community, through a wide-ranging after-school enrichment program that provides academic support, leadership opportunities, and community connections.

 Specific Duties:  Essential Functions: Educational Assistantsl support and deliver a variety of activities to support students. These activities may include:

• Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at number of youth will experience academic gains.

• Meet regularly with Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress;and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students.

• Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in at least 20 hours of civic engagement and service-learning activities during the year as an additional strategy to improve academic success. Lead civic engagement activities with youth, including reflection components.

• Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants inareas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration.

• Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations.

• Participate in all required staff meetings and trainings.

• Support teachers and other school and community members to determine the best local dropout preventionstrategies, including how community volunteers will help address the needs of the targeted youth.

• Organize field trips and other special events to make learning and being at school more engaging andrelevant to youth who are disengaged and at risk of dropping out.

 

Work Schedule:   School hours: 9 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. This job requires occasional weekend and after-hours work as needed.

Worksite Location:  4137 Bloomington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Website:  www.el-colegio.org

 

Organization Name:   Family Tree Clinic

Job Title:   Program Development Specialist

Overview/Description of Position:  Family Tree Clinic is a leading reproductive and sexual health care clinic. We strive to offer quality, respectful health care services at prices you can afford. We bring a unique perspective to our health care, putting the focus on education, accessibility and understanding. 

Specific Duties:  

-Develop, maintain and update curriculum

-Work with volunteers and staff for training and education

-Meet with patients to conduct patient education

-Research program growth opportunities

-Engage with various community members at events

-Evaluate program success and growth opportunities

Work Schedule:   8am-830pm M,W    8am-5pm T, Th    10am-2pm Sat

Worksite Location:  1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 205, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Website:  www.familytreeclinic.org

 

Organization Name:   Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center

Job Title:   Education Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Established in 2002, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center engages our tennis community to inspire youth to thrive on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. Successful businessman Fred Wells found tennis later in life and appreciated the key physical and emotional benefits from the sport. He wanted to ensure that tennis was accessible to all, particularly youth who live in under-resourced communities. Today, Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center is a both a respected full-service tennis center offering lessons, drills and leagues for players of all levels, and an innovative youth development program serving youth who qualify for free or reduced lunch to teach them the lifelong game of tennis and the social emotional skills learned on the court. TennisWorks is a responsive program delivered to youth in grades 3-12 by culturally congruent coaches either at schools or at our tennis center. We serve more than 500 youth annually. One of our most successful programs, Serving Up Science, was developed by our current Bonner Scholar, Brandon Hinrichs. 

Specific Duties:  Assist in the planning and delivery of our afterschool programs.

Learn how to coach tennis and support youth development. (Skill and experience is not necessary, but a bonus!)

Serve as a tutor in the schools we partner with

Ideally organize opportunities for on-campus experiments and experience

Work Schedule:   2-5 PM Mondays through Thursdays, Saturdays 11-2

Worksite Location:  Saturday and afternoon opportunities at our main site (transit friendly): 100 Federal Drive, St. Paul, MN 55111

Afternoon St. Paul sites during week: include: Maxfield School, Obama School

Website:  www.fwtec.org

 

Organization Name:   Great Plains Institute

Job Title:   Energy Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Non-Profit focused on transforming our energy system to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. 

Specific Duties:  • Work with staff to promote, assist with the selection committee process and support the 2018 seed grant projects.

• Work with staff to plan and promote the CERTs 2018 statewide conference.

• Support communications by assisting with the quarterly e-newsletter, writing blogs to highlight clean energy resources for communities.

• Support the CERTified Campaigns to deploy clean energy technologies to the Metro region.

• Support workshops and other events to assist communities identify, plan and implement clean energy projects.

• Work with staff to provide general clean energy project assistance for the 11 county metro area.

 

Work Schedule:   Very flexible--M-F anytime 9am-5pm, some evenings as needed for events

Worksite Location:  2801 21st Ave. S., Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Website:  www.BETTERENERGY.org

 

Organization Name:   Great River School

Job Title:   Achievement Gap Student Worker

Overview/Description of Position:  Montessori Educations means, unlike traditional schools, academics is integrated with all aspects of student life: movement, music, art and purposeful work. The Montessori prepared environment nurtures the intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual potential of the whole student. This is holistic learning!

Great River School, an urban Montessori learning environment, prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens of the world 

Specific Duties:  -Work one-on-one with 3-5 students during independent work sessions

-assist students with keeping and using an updated planner

-access grades and online homework log to assist student

-help students complete and turn in homework

-help students maintain focus, gauge need and take breaks with students when needed

- talk with the students, provide a caring environment

- maintain communication with GRS guides and student families

-Participate in ongoing group learning environment in school

-Take on leadership role in group over time

Work Schedule:   mornings

Worksite Location:  1326 Energy park Dr, St Paul, MN 55108

Website:  www.greatriverschool.org

 

Organization Name:   Hmong American Partnership

Job Title:   ESL Instructor

Overview/Description of Position:  Vision

HAP reaches out to the world with profound social, economic and educational transformation.

Mission

HAP’s mission is to empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential. HAP achieves its mission by:

Improving the lives of individuals and families in our diverse communities through culturally sensitive social services.

Strengthening neighborhoods through housing, community and economic development opportunities.

Promoting the rich heritage of our ethnic communities. 

Specific Duties:  • Work cooperatively with coordinators and other volunteers to determine lesson content and approaches.

• Provide instruction for ESL classes of 3-12 adult learners.

• Record class attendance

• Inform coordinator of problems.

• Help to track student progress and achievements.

 

Work Schedule:   4-8pm, Monday-Thursday.

Worksite Location:  394 University Avenue, Upper Floor, St. Paul, MN 55103

Website:  www.hmong.org

 

Organization Name:   Hubbs Center

Job Title:   Adult ELL Tutor/Classroom Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Hubbs Center is an Adult Learning Center of the St. Paul Public Schools that provides opportunities for adults to improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills, prepare for their GED or brush up on basic skills. 

Specific Duties:  1. Assist adult learners in the classroom, tutoring lab, or individually on site.

2. Work cooperatively with staff to determine lesson content and approaches.

3. Meet regularly and punctually as scheduled

4. Provide encouragement and support to learners.

5. Complete reports as requested by coordinator (attendance, progress,etc.)

 

Work Schedule:   Hours flexible between times: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Worksite Location:  1030 University Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104

Website:  www.hubbs.spps.org

 

Organization Name:   Jean Lyle Children's Center

Job Title:   Teacher Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  We are an independent, small, non-profit school serving about 70 families in the Macalester/Merriam Park neighborhoods providing 3 half-day preschool classes and one-half day kindergarten with options for early drop off and extended care. We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for children 3-6 years old to make friends and choices, to take joy in learning, to be both independent and cooperative and to learn through play. In a setting of respect and acceptance we provide a transition from the family to the larger world. Our school is in its 37th year since leaving the Macalester campus where it was the lab school for many years. 

Specific Duties:  1. Engaging and interacting with individuals or small groups of children in both child-chosen and teacher-directed activities.

2. Helping children learn how to share, take turns, enter and sustain play, be independent and be a good friend/community member.

3. Assisting with preparation of classroom projects.

4. Assisting with light clean up of materials and the classroom (washing paint brushes, putting things away, etc.)

5. Being an involved, positive, contributing classroom participant.

Work Schedule:   School hours are M-F 9-11:30 and 12:30-3:15. Work hours are usually in 4 hour increments two days per week and need to cover either morning or afternoon school hours, although our first choice is to have students work with us in our afternoon kindergarten

Worksite Location:  130 N. Howell, St. Paul, MN (corner of Laurel and Howell) located in (but not affiliated with) St. Mary's Episcopal Church. This is about 1 mile from campus and students find walking to and from very manageable. Our entrance is the red door next to the playground and the alley.

Website:  www.jeanlyle.org

 

Organization Name:   Keystone Community Services

Job Title:   After School Program Assistant and Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  Keystone Community Services is a St. Paull nonprofit organization that has provided services for youth and seniors as well as basic needs assistance for people of all ages for over 75 years. The Community Kids after school program in the West 7th Community Center provides academic support, enrichment activities, social emotional skill building, and leadership opportunities for low-income, ethnically diverse youth in grades K-12. Programming is free for low income families and transportation is available to make our program accessible to everyone in the community. 

Specific Duties:  Assist students to complete school homework

Tutor students in reading and math using center curriculum

Spend time reading with students one-to-one

Accompany students to the on-site public library to read and get books

Plan and conduct a weekly interest club (with support from staff)

Participate in recreation activities with students such as games and sports

Talk with students about their day, life, and aspirations

Discuss college life and encourage post-secondary plans

 

Work Schedule:   Preferably 3-4 afternoons a week, between 3:00 and - 6:00pm.

Worksite Location:  265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

Website:  http://www.keystonecommunityservices.org

 

Organization Name:   Latino Economic Development Center

Job Title:   Bilingual Adult Learning and Workforce Program Associate

Overview/Description of Position:  Latino Economic Development Center is a nonprofit doing work related to adult education, scholarship fundraising for Latino youth, and small business development with offices in South Minneapolis and the East Side of Saint Paul.

We provide the Twin Cities' only Spanish-language GED program, teach computer and English skills, place job seekers with employers, grant scholarships to Latino students of roughly $35,000 annually, provide technical assistance to entrepreneurs (including agricultural cooperative development), and offer small business loans in a bilingual and bicultural environment. 

Specific Duties:  Help job seekers write resumes and succeed in English-language job interviews.

Tutor Spanish-speaking adult learners in basic computer, ESL, math, and reading skills.

Notify participants of job openings with our partner employers or free job trainings that they've expressed interest in.

Grade student work, TABE, and CASAS tests.

Create class flashcards and other materials.

Help with outreach and encouraging job seekers to further their education.

Explain our program to employers who contact us about hiring our participants.

 

Work Schedule:   LEDC has typical business hours, and the office stays open until 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. on class nights. Being able to work some regular hours weekly during evening class hours is necessary.

Worksite Location:  1501 East Lake Street, Lower Level, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Website:  ledc-mn.org

 

Organization Name:   LearningWorks at Blake: A Breakthrough Program

Job Title:   Alumni Programs Manager

Overview/Description of Position:  LearningWorks at Blake: A Breakthrough Program is one of 24 sites of the Breakthrough Collaborative. We are located in Minneapolis and have a dual mission: to offer a challenging academic enrichment program to a representative group of highly motivated, high potential middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools, setting them on the path to college by preparing them to enter rigorous high school programs; AND to draw talented high school and college students into the education field by engaging them in the art of teaching. 

Specific Duties:  --Work with staff to identify relevant and applicable workshop topics

--Creatively advertise Alumni Institute sessions to students

--Develop presentations and materials for each session

--Lead each session in an engaging, student-friendly manner

--Use a variety of forms of communication to build relationships with students and their families

--Identify and collaborate with other education professionals with areas of expertise relevant to the workshops

--Track and report student attendance and workshop feedback

--Attend weekly staff meetings and one-on-one check-ins with direct supervisor

Work Schedule:   Must be available either Saturday mornings or afternoons. Weekday availability is flexible.

Worksite Location:  LearningWorks at Blake: A Breakthrough Program

511 Kenwood Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Website:  www.blakeschool.org/learningworks

 

Organization Name:   Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (Saint Paul Public Schools)

Job Title:   Student Teaching Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Public PreK-8 school with an arts focus. 

Specific Duties:  1. 1:1 tutoring in areas of reading, math, writing

2. Small group instruction in reading, math or writing (or content of their choice)

3. Assisting a classroom teacher with whole group instruction

4. Assisting an arts specialist teacher with class instruction

Work Schedule:   Between 9:30am-4:00pm

Worksite Location:  1023 Osceola Ave (lower campus) or 810 Palace (upper campus)

Website:  lmap.spps.org

 

Organization Name:   Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC)

Job Title:   Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) is recognized by the City of St. Paul as the official citizen participation organization for the residents, businesses, and institutions in District 14 (the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood). MGCC helps identify and organize around community-based initiatives and develops leadership among residents. It listens, inquires, plans and acts on a wide range of matters, including zoning and land use, transportation, capital spending and environmental sustainability issues. The City of Saint Paul’s District 14 is bounded as follows: Summit Avenue to the north; Ayd Mill Road/I-35 corridor to the east; Randolph Avenue to the south; the Mississippi River Boulevard to the west. 

Specific Duties:  Depending on the successful applicant’s interests and skills, he/she could work in a variety of program areas in the role of Program Assistant. Our work generally falls into the following broad categories described below with examples:

- Community Building

o We bring our community together for a variety of events throughout the year - small events like Frost Fest in February to Mac-Grove Fest, our annual large fall festival. For example, in 2016, we created an Arts Fellowship for neighborhood artists to utilize the arts in creative community engagement at Mac-Grove Fest.

o In 2017, our Community Building Committee is launching a new Neighborhood Small Grants program to award small amounts of money to individuals for tangible projects to enhance our neighborhood.

- Transportation

o Through our Mac-Grove Moves and Golden Shoe Hunt programs, we encourage and incentivize individuals to make trips by bike, foot or transit instead of by car.

o We review and provide input to the City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County on street reconstruction projects throughout the neighborhood.

- Environment/Sustainability

o We conduct workshops or events on a variety of timely topics including climate change, food waste reduction, recycling/waste management, and sustainable stormwater management, among others.

o In 2017, we will be hosting a series of workshops on sustainable stormwater management and helping residents implement specific projects on their property.

- Housing and Land Use

o We work with the City of Saint Paul to develop policies and guidelines for zoning, land use and construction in our neighborhood. Examples of current projects include rezoning of Snelling Ave, implementing design standards for new homes and exploring a Conservation District for the Tangletown neighborhood.

Potential specific duties include:

• Assist the MGCC Director and Program/Communications Coordinator in the staffing of committees and task forces through recruitment of members, development of agendas, attending/participating in meetings and completing requested tasks or research projects.

• Work with MGCC staff, committee and community members to identify areas for improvement in existing programming as well as explore potential for new programming or projects.

• Assist with planning events throughout the year including developing themes and promotional materials, recruiting and managing volunteers and coordinating logistics.

• Develop communications material for print and web, as needed.

• Respond to inquiries from community members, program participants and volunteers by email, phone and in-person

• Distribute educational and promotional information, update as needed.

• Maintain program records and document any changes over time.

 

Work Schedule:   Flexible Schedule

Worksite Location:  320 S Griggs Street (MGCC office is inside the Edgumbe Rec Center)

Website:  www.macgrove.org

 

Organization Name:   Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP)

Job Title:   EPCEA Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives. Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services.

HIV prevention is at the core of all services that we provide including our services that support people who are living with HIV. These services directly help individuals living with HIV and those who support this population access necessary information and resources in order to obtain and maintain medical care. This access improves the quality of life for those living with HIV. It also gives people education to reduce risks of transmitting HIV and to access treatment which will eventually suppress the HIV virus, lowering the community viral load and transmission rates.

MAP provides a number of services for individuals including: benefits counseling, case management, chemical health counseling and assessment, emergency financial assistance, legal assistance, transitional housing programs, transportation assistance and more. The agency provides rapid HIV tests in various settings, social support and educational activities to increase understanding of HIV and reduce risk behaviors in key communities. The entry point service for the agency is the MAP AIDSLine. The AIDSLine is the information and referral center for HIV prevention and services in the state of MN. This program offers assistance to individuals via phone, email and internet chats. The AIDSLine also does short-term direct client service work with people living with HIV to orient them to resources and link them to care in the HIV service system. 

Specific Duties:  1. Entering program data including client demographic information into program database. Assisting with the day to day operations of the EPCEA program.

2. Receiving and processing client check requests.

3. Answering and returning client/providers questions or inquires either via in person, email or voicemail responses.

4. Understanding and complying to the agency's confidentiality guidelines.

5. Assisting with other administrative projects of other agency programs if needed or as appropriate.

Work Schedule:   Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Worksite Location:  2577 W. Territorial Rd.

St. Paul, MN 55114

Website:  mnaidsproject.org

 

Organization Name:   Minnesota Historical Society

Job Title:   Collections Outreach - History Day

Overview/Description of Position:  The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. state of Minnesota. 

Specific Duties:  Facilitate research assistance for 6-12 graders at History Day school and library events (Hullabaloos)

Gain familiarity with MNHS collections and collections management system (CMS)

Gain familiarity with History Day and HD topics for 2018

Digitize identified Collections artifacts that are currently not available to the public

Catalog artifacts into the CMS system

Help plan and prepare for research open houses

Transition into Spring semester serving as the support position for the MNHS library, as well as working with continuing library programs

Assist History Day staff with Collections-related training

Work Schedule:   Monday - Friday between 8-5 Occasional evenings and weekends

Worksite Location:  History Center 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. St. Paul, Mn 55102

Website:  www.mnhs.org

 

Organization Name:   Minnesota Internship Center High School

Job Title:   MNIC Health Advocate

Overview/Description of Position:  The Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC) partners with learners and community to achieve academic, career and life success. MNIC is a decentralized high school program, with four locations in north and south inner city Minneapolis and St Paul, targeting low income populations, mainly African-American students. Our students face multiple barriers to achieving their academic, career and other important life goals. MNIC has a strong commitment to providing a variety of approaches to academic learning and career training. High school age students are able to earn their diploma in a non- traditional setting that addressees the challenges they face to continuing their education. Our mission is to provide unique learning opportunities both in the classroom and the broader community through service, internships and paid work.

 

Specific Duties:  Attend required trainings and support meetings

Build relationships with MNIC students through classroom tutoring as time allows

Integrate into the MNIC school structure becoming an active team member at their site

Work one on one with students needing assistance in accessing health services or information with a focus on preventative care, health insurance, urgent health needs and dental care.

Actively support school wide initiatives such as the flu shot clinic, water bottle promotion etc

Serve students by utilizing the data tracking system which allows student to identify self need

Track work with students in the data tool and make internal referrals to staff based on student need

Work Schedule:   Health Advocates are needed during school hours - anytime between 8am - 3pm Monday through Friday

Worksite Location:  2507 Fremont Ave North, Mpls, 310 East 38th St Mpls, 510 Groveland Mpls

Website:  www.mnic.org

 

Organization Name:   Minnesota Literacy Council

Job Title:   Lake Street Student Support Staff

Overview/Description of Position:  The Open Door Learning Center—Lake Street is a program of the Minnesota Literacy Council, a statewide nonprofit organization providing life-changing literacy services for youth, children, and adults. Our adult learning center provides ESL (English as a Second Language) and Adult Basic Education classes, including Basic Math, Computer, GED, Citizenship, Medical Careers and College Preparation classes. Our students are both native and non-native speakers of English from all over the world. At Lake St., most of our classes are volunteer-led, but some are taught by paid staff. We have morning, afternoon and evening programming Monday through Thursday, along with some programming on Friday mornings and early afternoons. 

Specific Duties:  •Assist students in registering for classes and provide customer service in person and by phone

-Administer a distance-learning program, assisting students in completing online practice in a lab setting

• Tutor adult students one-on-one to help improve their English, math, or computer skills

• Teach or assist in an English-as-a-Second-Language class as needed/desired

• Help students connect with community resources that can help them solve problems for themselves and their families

• Complete a long-term project of choice, based on student’s strengths and interests.

Work Schedule:   Flexible—ideally during our programming hours between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM M-Th, or between 4:00 and 9:00 PM M-Th evenings

Worksite Location:  2700 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Website:  mnliteracy.org

 

Organization Name:   Minnesota Urban Debate League

Job Title:   Debate Coach and Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The MN Urban Debate League provides academic competitive debate programming for almost 40 Minneapolis and St. Paul schools, serving 750 students annually. Programming includes: middle and high school national topic debate programming as well as Somali and Spanish community leadership debate programming. 

Specific Duties:  Assist Teacher Coach in the coaching of after school debate team at 1-2 nearby St. Paul middle and high schools.

Review debate curriculum and work with coaches to teach debate packet and arguments to students.

Assist with after school debate practice - playing debate games, speaking drills, and team bonding activities.

Attend debate competitions. Weekend competitions during the fall (September-December) for high school debate and during the week competitions for middle school (January-March). We also have Spanish and Somali debate programming April-May.

At tournaments provide either tournament support or judge students in competitions.

 

Work Schedule:   Position will work at site 2-3 days per week plus tournaments. Typically debate practice takes place after school (2:30pm - 4pm timeframe generally). Each school sets its own practice day and schedule.

High school tournaments happen on the weekend and we

Worksite Location:  Will work to assign student to 1-2 nearby schools; tournaments are held throughout the Twin Cities metro area in local schools. Participating Schools Near Macalester:

Highland Park High School

Highland Park Middle School

Central High School

Gordon Parks High School

Washington Technology

Murray Middle School

Laura Jeffrey Middle School (girl-focused charter)

Capitol Hill Middle School

 

Website:  www.augsburg.edu/urbandebateleague

 

Organization Name:   Neighborhood House

Job Title:   Adult Education Co-Teacher

Overview/Description of Position:  Neighborhood House is a multicultural settlement house founded in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Temple. Located on Saint Paul’s West Side, Neighborhood House was created to help Eastern European Jewish families settle in the Saint Paul area. During the past century, Neighborhood House has supported families from over 50 cultural and ethnic populations in times of transition or need. With each successive wave of newcomers—Mexican immigrants after World War II, Hmong refugees in the 1970s and 80s, and most recently Somalis and Karen—the demographic makeup of our service population has changed. What has not changed is our commitment to helping families move from “survive” to “thrive.” 

Specific Duties:  • Collaborate with co-teacher in the creation of a weekly lesson plan based on curriculum provided

• Co-lead all lessons and activities planned in the classroom

• Train new volunteers on teaching procedures and preparation

• Fill out lesson report form in detail and make note of any information other teachers may need

• Manage classroom attendance and notify Program Manager or Instructors if learners are not attending

• Discuss learner problems that arise with the Program Manager or Instructors and assist in connecting participants with community resources

• Attend quarterly teacher orientation dinner and training session

• Assist with new student orientations

• Help students access other services and resources at Neighborhood House and community partners as needed

• Other program-specific duties as assigned by the Program Manager

Work Schedule:   Flexible; we will design a consistent schedule to fit student employee's schedule

Worksite Location:  179 Robie Street E in St. Paul (main site)

or

2242 7th St W. (Fort Road Flats - Highland Partner Site)

Website:  www.neighb.org

 

Organization Name:   Neighborhood House

Job Title:   Food Market Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Neighborhood House is a multicultural settlement house founded in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Temple. Located on Saint Paul’s West Side, Neighborhood House was created to help Eastern European Jewish families settle in the Saint Paul area. During the past century, Neighborhood House has supported families from over 50 cultural and ethnic populations in times of transition or need. With each successive wave of newcomers—Mexican immigrants after World War II, Hmong refugees in the 1970s and 80s, and most recently Somalis and Karen—the demographic makeup of our service population has changed. What has not changed is our commitment to helping families move from “survive” to “thrive.” 

Specific Duties:  Conduct Food Support Intakes

Stock shelves

Receive food deliveries

Pick-up donations (as appropriate/possible)

Help families select culturally-appropriate foods

Promote Food Market volunteer and food drive opportunities on campus

Work Schedule:   Flexible. Opportunities available on weekdays from 9-Noon or 1-4 pm. We can combine position with other OCSE roles to accommodate students' schedule.

Worksite Location:  Wellstone Center is main site (179 Robie Street E.) or Francis Basket (Sibley Manor in Highland)

Website:  www.neighb.org

 

Organization Name:   Our Saviour's Community Services

Job Title:   Student Support Coordinator

Overview/Description of Position:  The English Learning Center (a program of Our Saviour's Community Services) provides free classes for adult refugees and immigrants. We offer multiple levels of basic English, math, computer, and citizenship classes. Our classes are taught by an impressive corps of volunteer teachers. We provide a welcoming and professional environment for our newest neighbors, and at the same time offer a unique venue for volunteers to have a rich and meaningful experience contributing to their community. Above all, we are a reciprocal learning community of immigrants, refugees, and advocates. 

Specific Duties:  Student Support: (85%)

• In collaboration with Program Director, develop a system and schedule for meeting with students and providing services.

• Maintain detailed notes from student meetings.

• Communicate with students to let them know the services you will provide and how to access them.

• Assist students with employment related activities, such as filling out job applications, writing resumes, and searching for employment opportunities.

• Assist students with filling out paperwork and understanding their personal mail, forms, etc.

• Refer students to community resources and, if necessary, accompany them to access to these resources.

• As time allows, assess the interest in and value of organizing students to act as resources for one another (eg. walking groups, parent support groups, etc.).

• Maintain detailed and organized records and notes as you interact with students.

Other: (15%)

• Research community resources and help to build our resource database.

• Other duties to be discussed as time permits and the needs of the ELC require.

Work Schedule:   Hours for this position can vary but ideally will include both morning and evening hours to overlap with ELC program times:

AM classes: 9:30-11:45am, Monday-Thursday

PM classes: 6:45-8:30pm, Monday-Thursday

Worksite Location:  2315 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Website:  https://oscs-mn.org/englishlearningcenter/

 

Organization Name:   Pangea World Theater

Job Title:   Pangea World Theater Apprentice

Overview/Description of Position:  Our Mission:

Pangea World Theater illuminates the human condition, celebrates cultural differences, and promotes human rights by creating and presenting international, multi-disciplinary theater.

PANGEA WORLD THEATER is one of the nations’ pioneering theaters working with artists from around the world in promoting Social Justice

 

Specific Duties:  These depend on which are the areas of interest. Following are examples:

For theater production, working closely with the Director and/or Stage Manager in every aspect of producing a play.

Artist Leadership and Social Justice: Working with our Lake Street Arts! Program engaging the communities we work with along Lake Street in Minneapolis. Promoting Social Justice to the creation of art.

Work Schedule:   Our office hours are: 10am-4pm with some flexibility

Worksite Location:  711 West Lake St., #102, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Website:  pangeaworldtheater.org

 

Organization Name:   Planned Parenthood

Job Title:   Patient Support Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Reproductive healthcare provider and Advocacy Organization 

Specific Duties:  - Accompanying patients during surgical abortion procedures including rooming the patient and helping them get prepared to see the doctor, sitting by the patient's side and providing support during their procedure, then assisting them into the recovery room.

- Restocking of clinic supplies as needed

- Preparing information packets for patients, filling condom bags

-Some data projects as assigned, including doing reports, data input

-Other special projects as assigned

Work Schedule:   Hours are flexible, Monday through Saturday approximately 10am-5pm

Worksite Location:  671 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul

Website:  www.ppmns.org

 

Organization Name:   Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

Job Title:   Youth Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with poverty, limited education, and other complex barriers to self-reliance. Over our 43-year history as a nonprofit, we have developed a broad range of highly integrated programs that help participants build more stable lives. Our mission: PPL builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services. 

Specific Duties:  •Serve as leader (or co-leader) for one or more groups: pre-K, Leaders (6th-12th grade) or Scholars (K-5th grade)

•Lead and assist with activities during program and mentor and tutor youth

•Support PPL staff and volunteer tutors during program sessions

•Plan/prep age-appropriate literacy/enrichment activities, field trips, service learning opportunities and community partnerships; set up materials

•Serve as a role model to youth through consistent attendance and reliability and help maintain a safe, positive environment for youth, volunteers and staff

•Assist with behavior management at staff direction

•Organize and assist with other projects as assigned

*Actively participate in program evaluation activities; provide constructive feedback to assist in maintaining a high level of program quality

 

Work Schedule:   Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-8 pm (some flexibility possible)

Worksite Location:  PPL Fort Road Flats Apts., 2242 7th St. W, St. Paul 55116

Website:  www.ppl-inc.org

 

Organization Name:   Reading Partners

Job Title:   Literacy Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  Reading Partners is an evidence-based and community-driven organization that recruits and trains volunteers to work with students who are 1 month to 2.5 years behind reading at grade level. Using a structured, research-based curriculum, volunteers work one-on-one with students in under-resourced schools. 

Specific Duties:  Utilize the Reading Partners’ curriculum to tutor/mentor students.

Review student progress notes and prior assessment notes prior to each tutoring session, then complete progress notes after each tutoring session.

Assist in running the tutoring center, including substitute tutoring, assisting in preparing and coordinating tutoring materials for volunteers.

Perform other duties, as assigned.

Work Schedule:   Monday-Thursday, 8:00 - 3:00

Worksite Location:  Possible Placements accessible from Macalester: Hamline Elementary School - 1599 Englewood, St. Paul 55104

Maxfield Elementary School - 380 Victoria St N, St. Paul 55104

Benjamin E Mays IB World School - 560 Concordia Ave, St. Paul 55103

Website:  www.readingpartners.org

 

Organization Name:   Rondo Avenue, Inc.

Job Title:   Community Event and Outreach Coordinator

Overview/Description of Position:  Rondo Avenue, Inc. (RAI) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to preserving, conserving, and accurately interpreting how the City of St. Paul, Ramsey County, State of Minnesota and the nation have been made better by the contributions of Rondo’s African-American community. In addition, RAI continues to act as a voice of the Rondo community through its significant involvement with development projects in the City of St. Paul that have a direct impact to the infrastructure and economic vitality of the community. One of the primary objectives is to ensure the physical historic preservation of Rondo, along with its traditions and values, and transmit this rich history and legacy to today’s society. Another objective is to provide opportunities for youth to develop skills that will assist them with obtaining employment or pursuing entrepreneurship while contributing to the progression of the Summit-University geography. 

Specific Duties:  This will depend on the the skills and interests of the hired students, but could include:

-Perform a variety of programmatic, social media and some administrative tasks to further the development of the Rondo Commemorative Plaza and the successful development of RAI events like Rondo Days

-Attend community gatherings of all sorts to share about RAI and the Rondo Commemorative Plaza--connecting people to our work

-Assist with the coordination of planning, activities, resources, and information for Super Bowl week

Liaise with Task Force Committee members to identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives

-Fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spread sheets and presentations, preparing materials and handouts for board presentations and monitoring social medial and web-sites for information and response

-Become familiar with Rondo oral history work and work with residents, local schools, community groups, etc. to engage with these materials, learn from the history of Rondo, and relate this history to the community today

-Attend and eventually support the functioning of RAI Board meetings

Work Schedule:  

Minimum of two days per week at four hours per work period.

 

Worksite Location:  270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Hallie Q Brown/MLK Center), Plaza at 820 Concordia Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104

Website:  www.RondoAvenueInc.org, www.rondoplaza.org

 

Organization Name:   Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

Job Title:   Media Center Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  SPNN’s mission is to empower people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice, and build common understanding. SPNN is a place for exploration and diverse voices, for artistic vision and award­-winning quality. Our goal is to empower youth, adults and non-profits to find their voice, by offering the tools, training and access needed to speak out on issues important to their lives.

We welcome and strive to be accessible to youth and adults most affected by the digital divide, including: low income, communities of color, new immigrant communities, differently­-abled persons, GLBTQI persons, and people from other marginalized communities. Youth and adults from such underserved populations rarely see their lives and communities represented accurately by the mass media. Our programs target young people and adults from such communities in order to give them the chance to change that misrepresentation from the ground up. In doing so, we transform youth and adults from novices into filmmakers through dynamic and fun programs that foster the critical thinking, artistic, and technical skills they need to explore their communities creatively through media. In the words of Destiny Roberts, who has been involved with SPNN for over 5 years: “It makes me feel like I have somewhere else to go. Somewhere I can come and be creative, with creative people, and we learn things that are meaningful to our lives and to our communities and to us. I feel like I am actually doing something, like, positive with myself... The environment, the atmosphere of everything, it’s like a place of freedom.”

In our general media education classes and in our special programs we train adults on how to use media to tell their stories. In our monthly basic classes, we work with a wide variety of people from very diverse backgrounds and have training sessions on editing, cameras, studio and field gear. In both of our project oriented programs, Doc U and Making Media, Making Change, participants are guided through the creative process, learning all aspects of filmmaking. Doc U alum, Anna Hover, said this about the process: “Just left from editing and I am overwhelmed with joy, gratitude, and excitement. The Doc U program has been a rewarding journey.”

We started the Doc U program in 2011 as a project-based documentary production opportunity for low income adults. Over 50% of the participants each year are women and/or people of color. This program is designed to give people from traditionally underrepresented communities the skills to effectively tell their stories. Doc U participants have greatly benefited from their participation in the program, leaving with a greater sense of confidence, new skills and knowledge, and an increased appreciation for media arts. Participants say they feel empowered to take their knowledge and use it in their communities to bring voice to those whose stories might not otherwise be heard. They benefited from the learning environments offered by Doc U and increased their ability to tackle demanding projects and bring them to successful completion. One 2013 participant summed up her experience this way, "I feel the principles of Doc U and SPNN provide the footing people require to exercise their personal dreams under the auspices of a caring, professional and mentor based environment."

In 2014 we began our partnership with HECUA (the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) to offer an eight credit course called Making Media, Making Change. This course is grounded in the belief that storytelling and art are powerful vehicles through which to change the world. HECUA and SPNN partner to give students strong video production skills and explore ways that they can make meaningful change. This program has grown from one semester a year to holding class in both the fall and spring.

We have over 200 members, 50 of them are actively using SPNN field gear, edit spaces and studio to create their work and then share it on SPNN’s channels. The programming produced is as diverse as the membership, music, politics, faith-based and cultural programs are produced weekly and monthly for the St.Paul community. 

Specific Duties:  -Mentor SPNN members and assist with technical needs

-Create member profiles, tech tips, and promotional videos for SPNN and our members.

-Building relationships with SPNN members whether through aiding in basic classes or drop in center programming.

-Access Center Management of resources and equipment.

Work Schedule:   We are very flexible, SPNN is open 7 days a week from 2-9 most weekdays, 10-5 Saturdays and 11-6 on Sundays. We would be able to work around most students schedules. Some evenings or weekends would be required.

Worksite Location:  550 Vandalia Street Suite 170, Saint Paul MN 55114

Website:  www.spnn.org

 

Organization Name:   Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

Job Title:   Youth Media Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Mission & Purpose

SPNN’s mission is to empower people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice, and build common understanding. SPNN is a place for exploration and diverse voices, for artistic vision and award­-winning quality. Our goal is to empower youth, adults and non-profits to find their voice, by offering the tools, training and access needed to speak out on issues important to their lives.

We welcome and strive to be accessible to youth and adults most affected by the digital divide, including: low income, communities of color, new immigrant communities, differently­-abled persons, GLBTQI persons, and people from other marginalized communities. Youth and adults from such underserved populations rarely see their lives and communities represented accurately by the mass media. Our programs target young people and adults from such communities in order to give them the chance to change that misrepresentation from the ground up. In doing so, we transform youth and adults from novices into filmmakers through dynamic and fun programs that foster the critical thinking, artistic, and technical skills they need to explore their communities creatively through media. In the words of Destiny Roberts, who has been involved with SPNN for over 5 years: “It makes me feel like I have somewhere else to go. Somewhere I can come and be creative, with creative people, and we learn things that are meaningful to our lives and to our communities and to us. I feel like I am actually doing something, like, positive with myself... The environment, the atmosphere of everything, it’s like a place of freedom.”

Our Youth Programs

At SPNN, youth develop skills in the media arts, as well as increase their capacity for critical thinking. Youth are active members of SPNN Youth Programs as participants, mentors, and leaders, and work with our staff to create youth­-driven programs. In the words of Darartu Tashoma, a youth who has been actively involved at SPNN for four years: “At SPNN, you learn how to lead.” RayLynn Prokasky, an alum of our programs who continued to volunteer, reaffirmed this sentiment, saying, “We are equals ­- there has never been an adult/child relationship.... Everyone is taking responsibility and leading in their own way.”

SPNN has been providing classes and programs for youth in the Twin Cities for close to two decades. In 2000, SPNN Youth launched Set It Up. The goal of the program was to create a space for teens to produce a regular television show about issues affecting youth in Saint Paul. Set It Up expanded in 2005 to become a regular after-­school program with two staff members, producing four half­-hour shows per season. Each show addresses one topic selected by the youth, and is divided into shorter segments featuring documentaries, skits, spoken word, music videos, puppetry, and animation. For the program, 12 youth who have gone through the application process are asked to make a school-­year long commitment to Set It Up. Now in its 17th season, Set It Up continues to build relationships with young people from around Saint Paul to create award­-winning community media.

In 2005, SPNN Youth launched the Youth Intern Program. The program, a unique opportunity for youth to deeply engage in the media arts, partners with three community organizations and culminates in the creation of three documentaries about issues affecting youth in Saint Paul. Youth participants are paid through Right Track, a program of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

In partnership with the Saint Paul Public Libraries as well as Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, SPNN is also a Createch site. Started in 2012, the program provides an open space for youth to explore a variety of forms of media including animation, video poetry, public service announcements, and photography. This is based around the principles of HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out), and aims to increase opportunities for teenagers to have access to media and technology tools and explore creative expression.

We are incredibly lucky to work with youth who stay involved for multiple years and across multiple programs, and for those youth we offer advanced leadership opportunities. Our Youth Action Committee (YAC) is a diverse group of youth active in youth media programs at SPNN or alumni of SPNN Youth programs. They work to ensure a youth voice at SPNN, increase youth involvement and opportunities at SPNN, and raise awareness of broader youth media and community issues. In our Youth Media Leader program, we provide paid opportunities for youth to build their skills and continue to challenge themselves. Youth Media Leaders work as teaching assistants, production assistants, and in administrative roles at SPNN.

SPNN Community Media Education

In our general media education classes and in our special programs we train adults on how to use media to tell their stories. In our monthly basic classes, we work with a wide variety of people from very diverse backgrounds and have training sessions on editing, cameras, studio and field gear. In both of our project oriented programs, Doc U and Making Media, Making Change, participants are guided through the creative process, learning all aspects of filmmaking. Doc U alum, Anna Hover, said this about the process: “Just left from editing and I am overwhelmed with joy, gratitude, and excitement. The Doc U program has been a rewarding journey.”

We started the Doc U program in 2011 as a project-based documentary production opportunity for low income adults. Over 50% of the participants each year are women and/or people of color. This program is designed to give people from traditionally underrepresented communities the skills to effectively tell their stories. Doc U participants have greatly benefited from their participation in the program, leaving with a greater sense of confidence, new skills and knowledge, and an increased appreciation for media arts. Participants say they feel empowered to take their knowledge and use it in their communities to bring voice to those whose stories might not otherwise be heard. They benefited from the learning environments offered by Doc U and increased their ability to tackle demanding projects and bring them to successful completion. One 2013 participant summed up her experience this way, "I feel the principles of Doc U and SPNN provide the footing people require to exercise their personal dreams under the auspices of a caring, professional and mentor based environment."

In 2014 we began our partnership with HECUA (the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) to offer an eight credit course called Making Media, Making Change. This course is grounded in the belief that storytelling and art are powerful vehicles through which to change the world. HECUA and SPNN partner to give students strong video production skills and explore ways that they can make meaningful change. This program has grown from one semester a year to holding class in both the fall and spring.

We have over 200 members, 50 of them are actively using SPNN field gear, edit spaces and studio to create their work and then share it on SPNN’s channels. The programming produced is as diverse as the membership, music, politics, faith-based and cultural programs are produced weekly and monthly for the St.Paul community. 

Specific Duties:  -Assist Set It Up and Createch SPNN coordinators with program planning and implementation

-Mentor youth through the production process

-Work to build community and develop leadership skills with teens from a variety of different backgrounds

-Complete at least three media projects (such as a training video, a photo essay, or a zine)

-Organize and lead at least one training for youth around technology, media literacy, or community engagement

-Assist with communications, outreach, visibility, and public screenings

-If scheduling permits, attend weekly meetings with youth programs staff and provide feedback on the direction of the programs

- We are also open to discussing specific projects to improve specific skills that you wish to develop within the framework of the other duties

Work Schedule:   Our youth programs take place after school on Monday through Thursday, so availability on at least two of those days is preferred. Most of our programs occur between the hours of 2pm and 6pm.

In addition, a weekly 30 minute check-in meeting would be sched

Worksite Location:  550 Vandalia St., Ste. 170, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Website:  www.spnn.org

 

Organization Name:   Saint Paul Public Library

Job Title:   Createch Teen Mentor

Overview/Description of Position:  For over 130 years, the Saint Paul Public Library has been an integral part of the city, connecting people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning. It serves as a community center and reflects its diverse neighborhoods and learning networks. It is an innovator in providing people of all ages and cultures access to books, classes, free internet, technology assistance and public events. Our strategic goals are to advance learning for every child to be ready for kindergarten, for student success in school and life, and for essential workforce skills.

One of the ways SPPL is engaging teens is through Createch, which are creative tinkering spaces at five library locations. It’s a physical space for teens to gather, access tools needed to pursue interests, and spark new passions, with the help of Createch Mentors. Visitors can make music, learn to sew, design a 3D object, or just mess around with a variety of new technologies alongside their friends.

 

Specific Duties:  

* Assist teens one-on-one or in groups with digital devices and activities. Help plan activities.

* Ask teens if they need any assistance and provide feedback and information to support the tasks or activities in which they are engaged.

*Greet and register new visitors, help track daily attendance, inform them of Createch expectations and potential projects.

*Redirect problematic student behaviors, promote a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

* Build positive mentor relationships with teens.

 

Work Schedule:  

Three shifts from the following:

Mondays thru Thursdays 3-6pm

 

Worksite Location:  Createch takes places at 2 locations (different days for each): Highland Park Library

1974 Ford Pkwy

Saint Paul, MN 55116

Rondo Library

461 Dale St N

Saint Paul, MN 55103

 

Website:  www.sppl.org

 

Organization Name:   Saint Paul Public Library

Job Title:   Homework Center Student Worker

Overview/Description of Position:  

For over 130 years, the Saint Paul Public Library has been an integral part of the city, connecting people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning. It serves as a community center and reflects its diverse neighborhoods and learning networks. It is an innovator in providing people of all ages and cultures access to books, classes, free internet, technology assistance and public events. Our strategic goals are to advance learning for every child to be ready for kindergarten, for student success in school and life, and for essential workforce skills.

SPPL operates six after-school Homework Centers where students of all ages can drop in and work on their homework independently or with the help of tutors. The Homework Centers are equipped with comfortable furniture, computers, printers, reference materials, and school supplies for the completion of learning objectives. During the 2015-16 school year, the Homework Centers served 1,400 newly registered students and logged more than 16,000 individual visits. We achieved over 3,500 hours of one-to-one tutoring in over 6,000 tutoring sessions. The Homework Centers are more than just places to learn; they are a place where teenagers come to socialize and hang out, youth and older adults work side by side, and where everyone can feel a sense of ownership and community.

 

Specific Duties:  

1.Create a welcoming atmosphere in the Homework Center by greeting students, have them sign in, register them if it is their first visit, and asking if specific assistance is needed.

2.Ensure that all tutors sign in and that all learners register and check in each time they enter the Homework Center.

3.Direct tutors to students who are seeking help.

4.Monitor and redirect student or tutor behavior according to Homework Center policies.

5.Provide academic assistance to students of all ages. Assistance may include: working on solutions to problems, reviewing class material, formulating and developing ideas for papers, discussing assigned texts, and assisting with research.

6.Act as a positive role model for students and young adults. Help students develop positive attitudes towards learning, studying, and reading. Additionally, help students develop self-confidence in reading and academic work.

7.Get to know students who frequent the Homework Center, develop a mentor relationship with them, and help them feel welcomed and comfortable at the library.

8.Use effective tutoring strategies to get students to build the skills necessary to complete their homework independently

9.Be a punctual and reliable employee. Attend training sessions as required, communicate with coordinators and staff professionally as needed.

10.Report tutor attendance, number of visitors, and tutoring information to Wendy Neurer each shift.

 

Work Schedule:  

3 shifts within the following days/times:

Mondays thru Thursdays 4-7pm

Sundays 1-4pm

 

Worksite Location:  Rondo Library

461 Dale Street N

Saint Paul, MN 55103

 

Website:  www.sppl.org

 

Organization Name:   Saint Paul Public Library

Job Title:   Innovation Lab Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  

For over 130 years, the Saint Paul Public Library has been an integral part of the city, connecting people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning. It serves as a community center and reflects its diverse neighborhoods and learning networks. It is an innovator in providing people of all ages and cultures access to books, classes, free internet, technology assistance and public events. Our strategic goals are to advance learning for every child to be ready for kindergarten, for student success in school and life, and for essential workforce skills.

One of the new ways the library is engaging visitors with technology is through our adult makerspace, the Innovation Lab, at the Central Library in downtown Saint Paul. Here, adults can use a 3D printer, laser engraver, DSLR camera, and laptops to learn new skills and make creative projects with the help of an assistant or independently.

 

Specific Duties:  

•Assist patrons with use of computers and the equipment and software in the Lab

•Practice and demonstrate projects using the equipment in the Lab

•Teach classes or lead groups in project-based training related to the personal skills and interests of the volunteer. For example, showing a group how to hem pants or edit a music video

•Must be able to schedule in advance so that their availability can be advertised to our patrons

 

Work Schedule:  

Mondays 3-8pm

Saturdays 10am-1pm; some flexibility if class conflict on Mondays

Worksite Location:  

George Latimer Central Library

90 W 4th St

Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

Website:  www.sppl.org

 

Organization Name:   The Advocates for Human Rights

Job Title:   Refugee & Immigrant Program Student Employee

Overview/Description of Position:  At the forefront of the world’s human rights movement, The Advocates for Human Rights, a 501(c)(3) organization, creates and maintains lasting, comprehensive, and holistic change on a local, national, and global scale. Volunteers, partners, supporters, board members, and staff implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law.

For more than 30 years, our innovative programming has changed the lives of refugees and immigrants, women, ethnic and religious minorities, children, and other marginalized communities. We investigate and expose human rights violations, represent immigrants and refugees seeking asylum, train and assist groups that protect human rights, engage the public, policy-makers, and children; and push for legal reform and advocates for sound policy.

An independent, nonpartisan non-profit organization founded in 1983, The Advocates relies on support from a powerhouse of partners and volunteers. Our volunteers want to make a difference, and their work at The Advocates is significant to each of them. Our volunteers motivate us to continue to strive—and we do the same for them.

 

Specific Duties:  1. Answering the client phone hotline - this involves talking to individuals (primarily immigrants) to determine what type of assistance is being sought and if appropriate, conducting a phone screening for asylum services; if clients do not qualify for services the intern provides referrals to other legal or social services as appropriate. Written follow up, and mailed resources may also be necessary and would be the responsibility of the intern.

2. Participating and supporting staff with in person client interviews to gather facts about the case so that attorney staff may decide eligibility for asylum. This may involve directing questioning to the potential client, interpreting for staff interviewer, or taking notes and asking follow up questions during an interview. Many clients are also survivors of trauma so this task may be stressful or difficult.

3. Drafting correspondence to volunteer attorneys, clients and immigration agencies. Our primary means of communication with attorneys is through letters and e-mails, many of which are templates. The intern will be asked to prepare letters, both using templates but also incorporating specific facts for individual letters. The intern may also be drafting letters to immigration to support cases handled by staff.

4. Conducting factual research into human rights conditions in specific countries of client origin in order to help staff determine whether an asylum case is viable or to provide evidence in support of a client's asylum case. This may include preparing a submission to the immigration agency summarizing country conditions, including creating an annotated table of contents.

5. Depending on program needs and intern skills, the intern may assist with ad hoc projects such as convening a group of former and current clients to provide input into programming, helping gather and prepare materials and training for volunteer interpreters, gathering and writing stories from volunteer attorneys and asylum clients for promotion and publication, and supporting program events as needed.

 

Work Schedule:   M-F 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.

Worksite Location:  330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Website:  http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/

 

Organization Name:   The Science Museum of Minnesota

Job Title:   Play Tinker Maker Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The  Science  Museum  of  Minnesota,  founded  in  1907,  is  a  large   regional  science  museum  located  on  the  banks  of  the  Mississippi   River  in  downtown  St.  Paul.  The  Science  Museum's  programs   combine  research  and  collection  facilities,  a  public  science  education   center,  extensive  teacher  education  and  school  outreach  programs,   and  an  Imax  Convertible  Dome  Omnitheater  to  provide  science   education  to  our  audience  of  more  than  a  million  people  per  year. Our  Mission:  Turn  on  the  science:  Inspire  learning.  Inform  policy.   Improve  lives.

 

Specific Duties:  Assist  with  gathering  supplies  and  materials  needed   Set  up  signage  for  activities Prep  materials Support  coordinators  of  Play Tinker Make  program Assist  with  providing  breaks  for  volunteers Assist  with  creating  new  activities

 

Work Schedule:   Saturdays  11-­4pm  and one other day

 

Worksite Location:  120  Kellogg  Blvd  W St.  Paul,  MN  55102

Website:  smm.org

 

Organization Name:   Union Park District Council

Job Title:   Community Engagement Coordinator

Overview/Description of Position:  The Union Park District Council is a nonprofit neighborhood association that engages the power of community to advance neighborhood vitality and develop neighborhood leadership. We represent the interests of the community on a broad range of public policy and city governance issues, from land development and university relations to transportation and environmental issues. Our board and committees are made up of dedicated and engaged volunteers who initiate community-building projects and events, enhance livability in our neighborhoods, and serve as an important source of information for our community.

Union Park is an area of Saint Paul between the Mississippi River and Lexington Avenue, and University and Summit Avenues, including Merriam Park, Snelling-Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline neighborhoods. Our community is 50% renters and 20% people of color, and hosts many large and small retailers, light industry, a large number of nonprofits, and public schools and universities, whose presence makes Union Park a vibrant, walkable community. 

Specific Duties:  Committee Engagement

● Participate in the work of two of our resident-led committees (Neighborhood Involvement, and either Transportation or Land Use & Economic Development).

● Engage residents and other stakeholders around topics to be addressed by the committees, conducting targeted surveys, interviews, and other research as needed.

● Partner with committee chairs to prepare meeting materials and to update our website and social media with information on issues addressed by committees.

● Attend meeting discussions with residents and collaborate with committee members to complete work that arises out of the committees.

Event & Program Coordination

● Serve as logistics coordinator for one or more community engagement event related to committee work (for example, an arts-based community-building series, or a community issues forum).

● Assist volunteers in the administration of a new micro-grant program being developed by the Neighborhood Involvement Committee.

● Support Union Park’s general community-building and placemaking events in collaboration with the Community Organizer and resident volunteers.

Communications & General Engagement

● Respond to phone, email, social media, and in-person inquiries from residents, troubleshooting community issues as they arise, especially as related to committee work.

● Assist the professional staff in record keeping related to community engagement, such as data entry in our resident mapping database, managing email lists, etc.

 

Work Schedule:   9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. 8-10 hours/week, flexible schedule. Occasional evenings to attend committee meetings.

 

Worksite Location:  There will be a new large office/meeting space at 161 Snelling Avenue North. Other work will take place engaging residents throughout the Union Park community.

Website:  unionparkdc.org

 

Organization Name:   YouthCARE

Job Title:   Play Tinker Maker Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  YouthCARE is a non-profit youth development organization whose mission is to promote respect for self and others, develop future leaders, and provide youth with positive multicultural activities and relationships with caring adults. YouthCARE programs target Minneapolis and St. Paul youth, 7-18 years old, who face social or economic barriers. Annually, YouthCARE serves more than 600 Minneapolis and St. Paul from diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds: 32% African American; 29% Asian American; 19% Multiracial; 15% Native American; 3% Latino/a; and 2% European American. YouthCARE provides youth with opportunities to develop employment skills, leadership skills, self-sufficiency skills, and an understanding and appreciation of other cultures through its three primary programs Camp Sunrise, YouthLEAD & the Young Women’s Mentoring Program.

Young Women’s Mentoring Program is an innovative employment and training program focusing on building the leadership skills and self-esteem of young women living in two low-income housing communities: Little Earth of United Tribes in south Minneapolis and McDonough Homes in St. Paul. This program provides year-long employment and leadership opportunities for 10 young women, 14-18 years old, and weekly social, recreational, and educational activities for approximately 100 girls, 7-13 years old.

YouthLEAD provides consistent, high-quality out-of-school time activities to develop the educational, cultural, and social skills of youth, 13-18 years old, through components such as health & wellness, college & career exploration, arts & culture as well as recreation. The YouthLEAD program currently operates in 6 different sites throughout the Twin Cities which include Little Earth of United Tribes, Stewart Park, Patrick Henry High School, Mt. Airy Community Center, Conway Recreation Center and McDonough Townhomes.

Camp Sunrise is a year-round, outdoor education program focused on bringing together Twin Cities youth, 13-18 years old, to live and work in an outdoor multicultural community. More than 250 urban youth participate in Camp Sunrise each year to build friendships across cultures and benefit from employment and leadership training.

All YouthCARE programs aim to address the following 21st Century Skills:

• Educational Skills for Academic Success (Self direction, problem solving, critical thinking, organization, creativity and curiosity)

• Employment Readiness Skills (Leadership, problem solving, effective group work, awareness of abilities/ interests, responsibility, collaboration and interpersonal communication)

• Self Sufficiency Skills (Self-reflection, goal setting, relationships, health, outdoor/environment, financial literacy and decision making)

 

Specific Duties:  1. Help plan, organize and implement weekly activities for program participants in one of three communities (Glendale, Little Earth or McDonough).

2. Participate in monthly team meetings.

3. Staff and lead weekly activities as assigned.

4. Assist in recruiting participants for activities.

5. Conduct small group outreach activities or one-to-one "individual" activities with participants.

6. Assist with special events and other projects as assigned.

7. Provide support with the evaluation process.

 

Work Schedule:   Must be available 2 evenings per week (Generally Monday-Thursday 2:30-7:30) and Occasional weekends.

 

Worksite Location:  Students employees typically go to office site and ride with staff to programming sites--Office Address:

2701 University Ave. SE, Suite 205

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(Within one block of the Prospect Park Light Rail station!)

 

Website:  www.YouthCAREmn.org