Our Mission

To foster the development and well being of individuals and families while strengthening our diverse community.

About Us

For over a century, East Side Neighborhood Services has served Northeast, Southeast, and surrounding Minneapolis communities. More than 9,000 individuals of all ages and backgrounds receive support from East Side each year. Our programs include: 

  • Out-of-School Time Programs
  • Employment and Training Services
  • Senior Transportation
  • Northeast Child Development Center
  • Empowering Vital Aging
  • Family Violence Intervention Program
  • Menlo Park Academy Alternative High School
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Our Leadership

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 teams and create integrated strategies. She brings 30 years of public service, working to strengthen families and children, build partnerships across sectors, and cultivate community.

"I am thrilled to lead East Side Neighborhood Services," Martin says. "I hope to position ESNS as a premier partner   in the changing communities of Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis, providing a prominent intercultural and intergenerational center of engagement."

Before joining East Side, Martin was Vice President of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. She holds a BA in Social   Work and Spanish from Concordia College and a MSW in Social Work Administration and Policy from the University     of Minnesota. 

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.


Helping individuals, strengthening families, building community
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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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