EAST SIDE IN THE NEWS
Minnesota Schools make Trauma-informed Care a Priority (The Edge, August 2019)
"Miss Kendra Programs — which work to transform school culture and create highly effective learning environments by actively addressing trauma before it causes disciplinary or symptomatic problems — are expanding to several schools throughout the Twin Cities metro area."
The Sky’s the Limit with Mobile High-rise Food Shelf (Second Harvest Heartland, July 2019)
’With monthly deliveries from Mobile High Rise Food Shelf, Cooley and Meka help their neighbors at Holmes Greenway Housing access and appreciate various foods. In addition to canned and packaged products, the deliveries include fresh produce such as bananas, potatoes, and lettuce, and the food shelf often distributes meat and milk as well. “I think hunger is definitely solvable,” Meka said. “But we sometimes get used to the situation and don’t help. Help is out there, and we need more of it.”’
As Minnesota's ranks of older adults grow, funding wanes for the nonprofits that help them (Star Tribune, June 2019)
"At East Side Neighborhood Services in northeast Minneapolis, it wasn't just United Way funding that affected the nonprofit. President Kristine Martin said other foundations have cut their funding; Hennepin County decreased its spending by $25,000 for the nonprofit's senior transportation services last year and federal funding hasn't gone up in more than a decade."
ESNS offers help for caregivers (Northeaster, March 2019)
"Taking care of an elderly parent or a person with a disability can sometimes wear a person out. East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) has a new family caregiver coach/consultant, Parichay Rudina, who can help."
Relationship banking decades in the making (Independent Banker, March 2019)
"A lot has changed in the Minneapolis neighborhood around Northeast Bank, but one thing has remained constant: its relationship with East Side Neighborhood Services, a nearby nonprofit. The longstanding bond continues to benefit the community and the bank, from attracting young talent to bringing national acclaim."
Brew Fest draws 1,500 hardy beer drinkers (Northeaster, November 2018)
"A cold wind blew out of Canada that made hot chocolate more appropriate for the weather, but the 1,500 hardy beer drinkers who showed up Oct. 20 at East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) for the eighth annual Nordeast Big River Brew Fest didn't seem to mind."
Community Health Dialogue (KMOJ, June 2018)
An episode of Community Health Dialogue on KMOJ hosted by Clarence Jones, featuring East Side's Linnea Tweed and Gloria Coles as well as Dorothea Harris and Bonisha Washington from Volunteers of America.