East Side Neighborhood Services has been a centerpiece of the Northeast Minneapolis community for over a century. Today, it continues to be a place where people receive support to solve immediate needs or engage strategies to achieve self-sufficiency and stability. East Side has expanded its services to reach throughout Hennepin County with multicultural and intergenerational audiences.

Help a Child Attend Camp Bovey

Our 2018 Send a Kid to Camp Campaign is officially launched! 

Did you know that 97% of the kids that attend Camp Bovey each year are dependent on scholarship dollars in order to attend a session? 

Donate today!

New Camp Bovey Director, James Whitt

We are happy to announce James Taborda-Whitt as the new Camp Bovey Director! 

James joined 
East Side as a Youth Program Manager 2015 prior to moving into this role.  James has a strong background as a naturalist and experiential educator, and is passionate about using outdoor learning as a space to foster personal identity development in young people. 

He brings thoughtful, person-centered lens to program design and is a strong advocate for increasing accessibility into nature for people who have been historically excluded from green spaces.

Night at the Nic: East Side Annual Celebration

Thursday, May 17

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Held at Nicollet Island Pavilion with beautiful skyline views from the bank of the Mississippi River, Night at the Nic (formally known as the East Side Wine Tasting) includes samples of wine, local cuisine, and microbrews. 

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. For more information, please contact Mary at 612-787-4033 or manstett@esns.org


      Connecting with Movement & Music


      1:00 - 2:30 pm

      April 25 - May 30

      A six week series intended to bridge the gap between “I want to” and “I can.” This class is full of easy and enjoyable activities that integrate music, dance, and singing. Use your imagination and celebrate memories that ensure a delightful experience! For more information, please contact Debra at 612-787-4104 or DJacoway@esns.org.

      Living Well with Chronic Pain


      1:00 - 3:30 pm

      April 3 - May 8

      Living Well with Chronic Pain is a new evidence-based, six-week group workshop designed to help you live a healthy life with your chronic pain by managing symptoms. Workshops are interactive and offer practical tips and guidelines on a variety of health and wellness topics. For more information, please call us at 612-787-4045.


      Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance

      Mondays & Wednesdays

      January 8 - April 3

      10:30 - 11:30 am

      This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. All classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call Empowering Vital Aging at 612-787-4045 or email at TeamEVA@esns.org.

      A Matter of Balance


      March 8 - April 26

      1:00 - 3:00 pm

      In A Matter of Balance, you will learn to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. This eight week workshop — an award-winning program — includes group discussion and exercise. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call Empowering Vital Aging at 612-787-4045 or email at TeamEVA@esns.org.

      Vital Fitness


      10:45 - 11:45 am

      East Side's Vital Fitness group meets weekly for a variety of exercises that improve balance, strength, and coordination. There is no cost to participate. Contact Gloria with any questions at 612-787-4076.

      Employer of the Day

      Looking for a job in customer service, hospitality, or janitorial and maintenance work? Our on-site hiring events are just for you! During each event, attendees will have an opportunity to get help with applications, hand their resumes to hiring managers, and ask questions about openings. Some Employer of the Day events also offer on-site interviews. Please contact 612-787-4035 with any questions.

      Tax Preparation Sessions

      Prepare + Prosper will hold free, drop-in tax preparation sessions from January 20 - April 14. Interested individuals who meet the income qualifications — less than $35,000 for individuals and less than $55,000 for families — will receive services in a lottery system. This system is used to determine order randomly and ensure fairness. All present at the sign-in time have an equal chance of getting assistance.

      Elder Law Clinic

      During East Side's Elder Law Clinics, older adults can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge. Appointments begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. To make an appointment, please call 612- 781-6011 or email sstensvold@esns.org.


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