Check out the Frogtown Farm on October 2nd for the first annual Growing into Kindergarten Event

Saint Paul Public Schools SPPS and CollegeBound Saint Paul are partnering for an event for children in St Paul who will begin kindergarten in the fall of 2022.

What: STEPS’s first annual “Growing into Kindergarten” event
Where: Frogtown Farm, St. Paul
When: October 2, 2021
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm
Register Here

  • “Growing into Kindergarten” will:
    provide an opportunity for children and their parents and caregivers to prepare for the transition to kindergarten,

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Families First Pilot Program for Assistance

Model Cities Families First New Pilot Program!

The program provides a $300 monthly rent supplement and ongoing supportive services for three years. To be eligible, families must have at least one child in Pre-K to 3rd grade enrolled in a participating school, must meet income requirements, and not be receiving other housing assistance. The schools are:

  • Benjamin E. Mays IB World School
  • Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • John A.

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Housing Counselor Position

Overview

Model Cities of St. Paul, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating transformational, community-driven opportunities that address root causes of racial and socio-economic inequities. Founded in 1967, our mission is to promote social and economic prosperity by providing access to opportunities that stabilize and develop families and communities. Model Cities provides an array of services including those that address barriers related to homelessness, affordable housing and homeownership, economic development,

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Upcoming Protests at the Capitol Building and Grounds

Model Cities wants to make all residents aware that there may be demonstrations and protestors at the Capitol over the next week related to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20th.  The State of Minnesota is planning to have a National Guard presence around the Capitol area. We are not expecting any spillage of illegal or violent activities along University Avenue or in the Frogtown neighborhood, however we will be closely monitoring the activities over the days leading up to and after the Inauguration.

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Fifth Annual Dining Etiquette Workshop with Manners are Memorable.

Join  Juliet ‘Ms. J’ Michell for a virtual workshop on professional dining etiquette.

Click here to enroll!

The holiday’s are coming and Covid is lifting. No more hiding behind Uber Eats and Door Dash.
This is a great time to brush up on your dining etiquette skills.

Join me for an hour-long dining etiquette workshop designed for the new and emerging professional,

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Community Cultural Conversations coming up this month with Model Cities.

Join community members and Model Cities staff for discussions on the community cultural impacts of COVID in our online meetings. See dates and times below.

Meeting Link

Password: COVID19

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Volunteer Opportunities Again with The St. Paul Fellowship Church and Model Cities

The St. Paul Fellowship Church, in partnership with Model Cities is working to organize more Food Distribution Events in September. We are asking for your help with volunteer opportunities to provide our neighborhood with food and household necessities.

Volunteer opportunities are present for helping organize and distribute food and household items. You can help by bagging items, distributing, and setting up as well as taking down the arrangements in the St. Paul Fellowship Church Parking Lot. 

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Minnesota Housing has Launched COVID-19 Housing Assistance!

Model Cities would like to bring to your attention to the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program by Minnesota Housing which provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners.

 

How does it work?

  1. Determine initial eligibility
  2. Complete the online Common Household Application Form (application form)
  3. Work with a Local Administrator

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

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Drive-Thru Food Distribution with Keystone Community Services in Roseville

Model Cities would like to bring to your attention a new Drive-Thru Food Distribution being organized by Keystone Community Services in Roseville. Services are offered with no-contact available and no pre-registration required.

 

What: Free Fresh Food Drive-Through Distribution

When: Wednesday August 19th, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: Roseville Area High School Parking Lot

1240 County B2 W.

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Ramsey County is offering Small Business Relief Funds with their RISE Program

Advancing Model Cities’ mission to provide pathways to social and economic prosperity, we would like to inform the community that Ramsey County’s new RISE program is offering funds to aid small businesses and the self-employed that have been adversely effected by COVID-19. Applications will be open until August 18th.

 

For more information go to https://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/relief-fund

 

 

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