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Central Community Services

Central Community Services, Inc. exists to develop resources and programs that engage our organization in effective educational, artistic, and community development endeavors in the Midway community of St. Paul.

Monday-Friday 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. 

Free Arts

Free Arts programs provide youth in challenging circumstances a safe place for expression and self-discovery. With the support of caring adult volunteers and partner sites, we work alongside youth while engaging in art projects. Providing these safe, supportive and consistent experiences enables participants to build trusting and positive relationships that have a life-changing impact.

Tuesdays/ Thursday 6 p.m.–8 p.m.  
Friday 9:15 am–11:15 a.m.

Hmong American Partnership

HAP is a non-profit organization focused on empowering the refugee and immigrant community by moving our clients out of poverty and towards social and financial prosperity.

Monday–Friday (daytime classes)

English Classes: 9-11:45 a.m.; 12:15-2:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday (evening classes)

Open Study Lab: 3-6 p.m.

English Classes: 6-8 p.m.

Hubbs Center

The Hubbs Center provides educational services to adults who want to improve their basic skills, earn a GED, prepare for employment or post-secondary education, or learn English.

ELL Classroom assistant: Monday–Thursday (choose one day a week): 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Tuesday or Thursday 4 p.m.–5 p.m. , Monday - Thursday 5 p.m.–8 p.m. 

Math Classroom assistant: Monday–Thursday 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Monday and Wednesday 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Computer basics classroom assistant: Monday–Thursday 1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. or T/TH 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Drop-in tutoring lab tutor: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and limited Fridays 8 a.m.–12 p.m. (arrange times within this timeframe) - homework help, practice with reading, writing, math, English language

Additional times can be arranged with the site coordinator.

Vietnamese Social Services

Founded in 1987 as a non-profit mutual assistance organization, the Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota (VSS) has since grown into a multi-service agency with programs in health education and promotion, youth development, elder services, English proficiency, and employment and job training. All of these programs work together to equip and empower individuals and families across the life span as they seek to become independent and fully functioning members of American society. 

English ClassesMonday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Irreducible Grace Foundation

Irreducible Grace Foundation works with youth, especially youth of color and youth who are aging out of foster care or state guardianship, to become highly successful adults. We assist youth to develop or repair emotional trust in adults while planning and achieving their college, career, and life goals.

Sundays 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Twice a month (additional hours are available by request)

St. Peter Claver School

St. Peter Claver is a school that fosters academic excellence in all areas of study, encourages discipline based on respect and responsibility, and develops a sense of service and social justice.

Monday–Friday   8 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

Public Achievement

Through Public Achievement, people of all ages work with others to meet challenges and solve problems. They learn from each other the meaning of citizenship and democracy. Ordinary people do extraordinary things. 

Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Rondo Library

We connect people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning through a lifetime. We are a cornerstone of a thriving city: welcoming people of all ages and cultures; strengthening neighborhoods and learning networks, and inspiring all with the world of ideas.

Monday–Thursday 4 p.m.–7 p.m.  

Sunday 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Dispute Resolution Center

The Dispute Resolution center promotes the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making.  We believe that people can resolve disputes respectfully, without litigation, to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.  We advocate for managing disputes peacefully through the use of problem-solving techniques that help build feelings of community.

Monday–Friday  8 a.m.-noon or 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Reading Partners

Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that works to expand life opportunities for students who need additional support in building strong literacy skills. We do so by collaborating with Title I schools and community volunteers to deliver data-driven, one-on-one tutoring to students during the school day hours. We provide ongoing training and an easy-to-follow curriculum that includes all of the books and materials needed for an effective lesson. There is also an on-site staff member that readily answers questions and helps tutors and students work through the lessons.

Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Urban Homeworks

The mission of Urban Homeworks is to lead the fight for housing justice so that all people have a safe, stable, and dignified place to live.

Monday- Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

City of Saint Paul

The City of Saint Paul‘s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. We are committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift the culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity for every person in Saint Paul.

Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Urban Village

The Urban Village is a 501c3 non-profit that serves the Karen and Karenni refugee communities in Minnesota. The Karen and Karenni people are persecuted ethnic minorities from the country of Myanmar. Myanmar is home to the world's longest running civil war and is host to a tragic record of human rights abuses. Many Karen and Karenni refugees started arriving in Minnesota in 2006 and now Minnesota is home to the largest concentration of Karen and Karenni refugees anywhere outside of SE Asia with an estimated 30,000 calling Minnesota home. Resettlement is a multiple year process that - while ripe with opportunity - also comes with significant challenges and unforeseeable difficulties. Our unique vantage point within the community has allowed us to witness the youth as they navigate the intersection of being both a refugee from Myanmar and now, an American citizen. We’ve seen how the realities created by this intersection can be incredibly turbulent and disenfranchising. Understanding our place in this community has guided the work and mission of our organization.

Monday mornings, Tuesdays/ Thursdays 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.