Community Partners
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 a Tudor mansion on the west shore of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, it holds a research collection 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 wearable, external, battery-powered, transistorized pacemaker.

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

East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (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:

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.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association - Promoting Lyndale News

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association is a diverse community driven organization that brings people together to work on common issues and opportunities to ensure all community members have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a visual arts program for elementary school students and teachers that uses art to teach thinking, communication skills, and visual literacy. Growth is stimulated by developmentally-based questions and participating in group discussions carefully facilitated by teachers.

MN Sinfonia - Music in the Schools

The mission of the Minnesota Sinfonia is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota, with special emphasis given to families with  young children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means. To further this end, all concerts are offered free of admission charges, and children are welcome and their attendance is encouraged for all performances.