Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human service agency that provides social and other services to individuals, families and the communities of primarily Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Our purpose is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in realizing a higher quality of life.

 East Side Neighborhood Services Welcomes New President

A trusted leader in the nonprofit community, Kristine Martin is known for her holistic approach and her ability to bring groups together to build successful partnerships, and teams to create integrated strategies.  Prior to joining the Wilder Foundation, Martin was Director of Research and Planning within Hennepin County.  She holds a BA in Social Work and Spanish from Concordia College and an MSW in Social Work Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota.  Martin began her career as a clinical social worker at Hennepin County Home School, where she says her roots in attending to the whole family and the community and systems that surround them were planted.

“I am thrilled to join and lead East Side Neighborhood Services. There is a rich tradition of responsivity to the community, along with the value of serving people where they are.  I hope to position ESNS as a premier provider and partner to the changing communities of both Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis.” said Martin.

Martin is an active community leader, serving on the boards of Nexus Community Partners, Minnesota Campus Compact, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood and Advisory Board of Youthlink.  She chairs the board of Minnesota Uruguay Partners.


Upcoming Events: 

  • Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
    August 3, 2017
    Please join us for the 22nd Annual Mill City Charity Golf Tournament, a benefit for East Side Neighborhood Services. Individual Golf Package - $105 ($45 tax deductible). Tournament registration includes: 18 holes of golf, golf cart, patio party at Sarna's, awards & drawing for prizes.
  • Health & Wellness Expo 2017: Your Community for a Lifetime
    September 12, 2017
    East Side invites you to a FREE, fun, and educational event for older adults and neighbors! Learn about community resources geared toward adults 50 and older from 40+ vendors.. Enjoy demonstrations, giveaways, and door prizes. Receive health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, hearing, and more, and bring your insurance card/photo ID for flu shots.
  • Elder Law Clinics
    10:00 - 2:00 pm, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28.
    Neighborhood seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge! Issues covered can be estate planning, probate, landlord/tenant issues, social security or miscellaneous issues. Seniors will be able to do actual work on basic wills, health care directives, and statutory short form for power of attorney. Call the front desk at 612-781-6011 to make an appointment, or email Laura at lmurphy@esns.org. 

  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
    Mondays and Wednesdays, June 5 - August 30 10:30 AM - 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 612-787-4045 or email Empowering Vital Aging at TeamEVA@esns.org.




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East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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