English Language Learning

Brian Coyle's Adult Education Program includes English Language Learning in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education and Riverside Plaza Tenants Association. It is designed to give English language learning opportunities and development for those who need it.
Call Amano Dube, Adult Services Manager, for more information:
(612) 876-9323

MIRA offers ESL classes.
7145 Harriet Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
Call for more information:
(612) 243-3064

Tutoring & College Prep
Brian Coyle's ​Kids College is a reading-tutoring program that focuses on building reading skills and comprehension. 35-40 youth (K-8th) participate daily during the school year. Youth read with staff, volunteers, and college interns for at least 30 minutes each day. Youth also receive help with their homework and eat a healthy snack.
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300

Brian Coyle's FANS program prepares youth in 8th through 12th grade for college. Youth and staff work together to develop plans to achieve goals like delaying parenthood, resisting drugs, contributing to the community and going to college. Youth are also given opportunities to find scholarships, prepare for the ACT/SAT tests and look at career opportunities that fit in line with college programs. Participating youth who fulfill the requirements are eligible to earn college scholarship money upon graduating from high school.
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300

YouthLink provides intensive case management for students currently enrolled in any of the Minneapolis public schools or contract alternative schools who are between the ages of 15 and 20. YouthLink case managers work closely with young people one-on-one to learn about their goals and to help them create a plan that focuses on areas they are interested in, including connecting with tutors or study plans and preparing for college.
YouthLink also offers a GED tutoring program that is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 7 p.m. and an 8-week Independent Living Skills course that covers budgeting, employment readiness, resumes, eviction prevention and communication skills.
Call for more information:
(612) 252-1200

​The Minneapolis Urban League's ​Financial Literacy and College Access Program Future Work$ seeks to provide outcome-based program services and activities designed to increase the financial literacy and post-secondary enrollment of students in grades 7-12.
Call for more information:
(612) 302-3100
(612) 827-5673

The Minneapolis Urban League's Urban League Academy is an ideal setting for students in grades 6-12 who are focused on their future, attending college, and building a successful career. ULA welcomes those who have fallen behind in credits but understand what it takes to succeed and want to blaze a pathway to their fu-ture. The curriculum emphasizes mastery of basic skills, as well as linking occupational and entrepreneurship learning. Students gain real world learning experiences through their participation in the creation and operation of social enterprises and by completing expeditionary learning projects.
Students achieve a more focused review of academic content, get on track to graduate, and go on to succeed in college, work and life through school learning experiences that link career exploration, service learning and the creation of socially responsible businesses for the benefit of the community.
Contact Jayen Anderson, School Director, for more information:
(612) 813-5644

MIWRC's Cherish the Children Learning Center is open to all children and utilizes a culturally based curriculum to build pride and cultural awareness in our children. All students are assessed using the Ages and Stages survey tool, and teacher to student ratios are at accreditation standards. The goal is to prepare all children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
To learn more or to get an application, call:
Cherish the Children Director Heather Reynolds at (612) 728-2013.

Service Learning
Brian Coyle's Youth Action Crew is a service-learning program designed to work with youth in 6th-8th grades. Youth concentrate their time learning about and serving in the following areas:
  • Intergenerational Activities
  • Career and College Prep
  • Community Beautification
  • Hunger and Nutrition
  • Fine Arts
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300


After School and Summer Programs
Brian Coyle offers recreational, leadership and academic support to over 300 neighborhood K-12th graders annually and includes approximately 40 hours of weekly after school, weekend and summer programming.
Programs include an academic enrichment partnership with Augsburg College (ACE Tutoring) and the University of Minnesota; 10-15 athletic teams annually; summer day camp; and a PHAT Summer Program. These programs operate the entire year and youth are rewarded with field trips on several school release days. The summer program includes weekly field trips and overnight camping opportunities.
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300.

The Minneapolis Urban League's Project Ready includes after-school enrichment curricula for grades 6-12 that focus on cultural awareness, health and wellness, academic achievement, college preparedness, financial literacy, STEM, and the college application process.
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300.

The Minneapolis Urban League's African American Culture Camp gives selected students the opportunity to participate in a five-day residential camp for immersion in African American culture. Participants experience the history, arts, and spirituality of their ancestors.
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300.

The Minneapolis Urban League's Youth Intervention Program Truancy Reduction Project works directly with youth at promise attending the MUL Academy High School. It is designed to improve the academic success and educational attainment for these students by keeping them in school, assisting them to forge a path to graduation and explore post-secondary educational opportunities.
For more information, contact Youth Program Manager Angel Peluso at pulusoa@puc-mn.org or (612) 876-9300.

Adult Education
The Adult Education Program at Brian Coyle Center consists of English Language Learning, basic computer skills, citizenship, and financial literacy classes. The ELL program is offered in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education and Riverside Plaza Tenants Association. It is designed to give English language learning opportunities and development for those who need it. Citizenship and financial literacy classes are offered periodically.
Call Amano Dube, Adult Services Manager, for more information:
(612) 876-9323


MIRA offers ESL classes, Nutrition and Family Skills Workshops, and computer training.
7145 Harriet Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
Call for more information:
(612) 243-3064

MIWRC's Learning Center holds a collection of books, periodicals and videos available to the public. The database includes a large collection of additional information for students, researchers and interested community members. Fact sheets are created on topics of interest to our families, working professionals and policy makers. Regular workshops and training sessions bring deep insight into topics such as Historic Trauma, Resources for Kinship Caregivers, and other issues. Computers are available for community use and staff are ready to provide assistance with job searches and resume writing.
Call for more information:
(612) 728-2000

Home Buyer & Renter Education

CAPSH's Home Stretch Workshops guide potential home buyers through the home buying process. After completing the workshop series, individuals may be eligible for special Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFHA) financing, down payment and/or closing cost assistance.
Home Stretch Workshop Registration Line:
(952) 933-9639 x281

CAPSH's Tenant training classes teach people what they need to know to be a successful renter. Classes are open to the public. In addition, all Transitional Housing Program and Rapid Exit Program clients must attend them. The classes are held every other month.
The classes cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Types of rental housing and leases
  • Determining what you can afford
  • Leasing with a poor credit or rental history
  • Landlord responsibilities
  • Tenant responsibilities
  • Conflicts between landlords and tenants
Cal for more information:
(952) 933-9639

Minneapolis Urban League's Realizing the American Dream program is an interactive curriculum covering all aspects of the home buying process: This is an 8 hour class that is broken up into 4- 2hour hands on workshops. Classes are held at 2100 Plymouth location every Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm at or by appointment.
Call Theresa Doss for Details at 612-302-3141. There is a $25.00 fee for this program.




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