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.

Upcoming Events: 

  • BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING
    January 17 - January 20 at East Side
    One week-long computer basics series is great for job-seeking individuals looking to enhance their basic computer skills and learn more about Microsoft Word, Internet, and Gmail. Contact Camri at (612) 787-4068 or cwalton@esns.org for more information. 

  • ServSafe® Food Safety Manager
    Saturday, January 21, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Thursday, February 2, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday, February 18, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    East Side Neighborhood Services' 1-day certification class will prepare you for a career in food service preparation and safety. Call the Training Coordinator at (612) 787-4022 for more information.

  • Tax Preparation with Prepare + Prosper 
    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM - 
    Saturdays at 8:30 AM
    Saturday, January 21 - April 15 at East Side

    The times given are the sign-in times. Clients are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time, as assistance is NOT based on first-come, first-served. Everyone who is present at the sign-in time has an equal chance of being served. Order is determined randomly. 
    Prepare + Prosper is for anyone with an annual income of $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. 

  • Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side
    Monday, January 23, 2017, 
    9:30 AM
    ESNS’ Senior Community Service Employment Program will host these orientation meetings in search of low income seniors (55yrs+, Hennepin County residents) who are interested in paid on-the-job training in a variety of community based settings. Call Macey with questions (612) 787-4090.

  • A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
    Tuesdays, January 24 - March 14, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. 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 the Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org

  • Indeed We Can
    Wednesday, January 25, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Indeed Brewing Co.
    Each Wednesday Indeed donates its net proceeds to a local nonprofit and on this day they have chosen East Side as the beneficiary! All net proceeds from the evening will go directly to East Side! 

  • Holiday on Ice Cubes
    Saturday, January 28th, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at 
    Moe's
    ,  2400 County Hwy 10 in Mounds View. Bring a donation for the East Side Senior Food Shelf! 

  • AARP Tax Assistance 
    Assists people who are 55+ and/or who are disabled, by appointment only. Income guidelines are $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. Please call (612) 781-6011 to make an appointment.

  • Forklift and Bobcat Operator Training
    February 7th - 10th at East Side
    This course will provide you with industry recognized certification to operate sit-down and stand-up forklifts and Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders. Classroom training held on site at ESNS. Transportation to the off-site facility for hands on training is provided. To apply come to an information session held every Tuesday at 9:30 am or Wednesday at 3pm. Call (612) 787-4022 for more information.

  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
    Wednesdays, February 8 - March 15, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. This class will be held at the Skyway Senior Center located at 950 Nicollet Mall #290, Mpls 55403. 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 the Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

  • Leadership in Hospitality
    February 13 to March 23, Monday - Friday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
    This FREE program is designed for adults with experience working in the customer service, sales, food service, and hospitality fields that have the potential to move into supervisory and leadership positions. To apply attend a weekly information session Tuesday at 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Call (612) 787-4022 for more information. 

  • Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
    Thursday, February 16, at East Side - 11:30 AM seating 
    Admission with ticket only - Cost $4.00. Community members 55+ welcome. Tickets will be available mid-January. 

  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
    Mondays and Wednesdays, February 27 - May 17, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
    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, email eva@esns.org or call (612) 787-4102.

  • Living Well Workshop
    March 23 - April 27, Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at East Side
    Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email the Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

  • A Matter of Balance
    Tuesdays, 
    May 2 - June 20, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. This eight week workshop includes group discussion and exercise. 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 612-787-4102 or email the Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org

  • East Side Wine Tasting
    Thursday, May 11 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion 
    Join us for the 21st Annual East Side Wine Tasting! An evening of wine, food, spectacular views and entertainment!
    Tickets and proceeds benefit the many programs of East Side Neighborhood Services. Tickets will be available in early spring. 

      Events In Progress:
      • Friendship Too: A Caregiver / Loved One Support Group
        Tuesdays, January 10-February 14, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
        East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) is hosting a Caregiver Support Group at Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 2nd Street NE (across the street from ESNS) for anyone serving as a Care Partner for a loved one. The Care Receiver is invited to participate in the Adult Day program while their Care Partner attends the 90 minute support group. For more information and to register, please contact Donna at 612-781-2052 or dkavanaugh@esns.org.
      • Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
        Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
        November 14, 2016 - February 6, 2017 at East Side
        This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, email eva@esns.org or call (612) 787-4045.





















































                   






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