The Bakken Museum
The Bakken Library and Museum is a center for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and their benefits to contemporary society. Located in an expanded Tudor mansion in Minneapolis, it holds a research treasure of 11,000 rare books and 2,500 scientific instruments relating to the role of electricity in life. The Bakken was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker.
For over 150 years, the YMCA has played a significant role in the communities it serves. It remains a non-profit organization committed to meeting local needs. We offer:
Health and fitness options for all ages, backgrounds and economic levels
Youth development initiatives (including free after school programs for children in low-income and at-risk urban areas)
Activities for seniors
Child care options to support working families
Children's Theatre Company - Neighborhood Bridges
Founded in 1997 by Peter Brosius, artistic director of the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, and Jack Zipes, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Neighborhood Bridges is a comprehensive program of storytelling and creative drama designed to help children develop their critical literacy skills and to transform them into storytellers of their own lives.
East Harriet Neighborhood Association - Promoting Lyndale News
EHFNA officially incorporated in 1991 as one of the first six neighborhoods to participate in the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP). East Harriet neighbors have used - and are using - the NRP process to identify and meet our neighborhood's needs. The volunteer help of committed neighbors and business owners was instrumental as EHFNA planned and implemented the original Neighborhood Action Plan. For more information visit the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association website: http://www.eastharriet.org/index.html
Everybody Wins! - USA
Everybody Wins! is a national children's literacy and mentoring nonprofit proven to build the skills and love of reading among low-income elementary students. By bringing volunteer mentors into schools for weekly one-on-one reading experiences, everybody wins! - children, schools, volunteers, their companies and ultimately, society.”
This year's volunteers came from US Bank, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Law Firm and Capella University.
Experience Corps - Tutoring and Classroom Support
Experience Corps is a big idea come to life. In 1988, civic leader John Gardner wrote a concept paper envisioning an "operation give back" to mobilize the time, talent, and experience of older adults to revitalize their communities. Ten years later, he met Civic Ventures founder Marc Freedman, and Experience Corps was born. Now, in 2008, we are an award-winning network of partners, schools and community service organizations in 20 cities across America. Today, 2,000 Experience Corps members work to improve the lives of 20,000 students.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association - Promoting Lyndale News
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) works to support and promote the common good and welfare of the neighborhood. Membership is open to all residents and business owners in Kingfield. Kingfield neighborhood boundaries are 35W on the east and Lyndale Avenue on the west, 36th Street on the north and 46th Street on the south.
Kinship - Under My Wing Mentoring Program
By working in collaboration with local churches and neighboring schools, Kinship’s Under My Wing Program quickly moves children identified as needing additional adult support into positive mentoring relationships with carefully screened adult volunteers.
Volunteer recruitment is an ongoing challenge for mentoring agencies – especially given limited resources/staff. When partnering churches accept the responsibility of recruiting volunteers and schools make child referrals, the shared missions of all can be realized, creating healthier communities.