2020-2021 Site Placements (click on any logo for more information)

Bridging

Bridging was founded in July of 1987 by the Outreach Networking Ministry team of Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to provide quality furniture and household items free of charge to those in need. Bridging operated as a ministry for five years before becoming a separate 501(c) (3) non-profit in 1992. Having moved to various locations, in 1997 Bridging took ownership of the Bloomington Minnesota warehouse and central offices, located at 201 West 87th Street. Fueled by increased demand, Bridging expanded its service by opening a warehouse in Roseville in November 2006. Between our current locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging operates 64,000 square feet of warehouse space and is considered the largest Furniture Bank in the United States. We partner with approximately 150 area social service agencies who refer their clients to our services. Clients come to one of our two warehouses and our guided by (volunteer) personal shoppers to select the items that they need to make their house a home.

Fellow Position:Client Services Fellow
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the clients in their shopping experience - helping them select their furniture and household items
- Driving a Bridging truck (training provided) to either assist in the delivery of furniture/household items to clients or picking up the furniture/household items that will be donated to clients
- Oversee and assist with volunteer groups in the warehouse
- Assist in special projects related to Client Services as assigned by the Client Service Manager (i.e. Poverty Simulation Trainings, Advocacy events, client/prospective client follow-up)
- Help with item intake when donors drop off items that will be given to the clients
- Organize warehouse items in a safe and efficient manner
- Assist clients by filling their orders in the warehouse when they come to pick up their items
- Perform other Bridging activities as needed

The Fellow will be working with a wide variety of populations and demographics. Our volunteers range in age from 14 all the way up to 90+. The majority of our clients (90%) have a household income of $20,000 and 56% of them are transitioning out of homelessness. There are clients who have both mental/physical disabilities as well as many for whom English is not their primary language. We do ask our agency partners to provide care attendants/translators in these situations.

The person must have a true heart for service and for those who are experiencing difficult life situations. They should have an open mind and be able to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. We place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion. This person must be a hard worker and be flexible to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The tasks of this role are imperative to our service delivery. There is a lot of physical labor involved. They should be positive, upbeat and excellent relationally and possess outstanding customer service skills. There will be much interaction with clients, caseworkers, volunteers and donors.

Friends School of Minnesota

The Friends School of Minnesota is a K-8 progressive education school grounded in Quaker values. FSMN was founded in 1988 and is located in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. We currently have 135 students and 35 faculty and staff.

In the tradition of more than 80 Quaker Friends Schools across the United States, Friends School of Minnesota meets children’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs in an environment that nurtures their social consciousness. We offer a rich, progressive education program where in-depth academic studies are supported by Quaker values and peaceful forms of conflict resolution. We believe that children learn best as active participants, collaborators, and problem-solvers within a community. We emphasize environmental education and we have specialists in music, visual arts, physical education, and Spanish.

We are a diverse community with students from a broad range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, including eight percent from Quaker families. We welcome ethnic and economic diversity. Two of our three senior management team members (Head of School and Business Manager) are Quakers, as are over 50% of our governing School Committee.

Fellow Position 1, Communications and Lunchroom Assistant:
As Communications Assistant, they will work closely with the Director of Communications and other advancement team staff to drive our marketing efforts, with particular focus on social media. They will prepare and post content on Facebook, Instagram, our website and other platforms. They will help create advertising content. They will interview students, faculty, alumni and community members to gather and write stories for our blog, newsletter, annual reports and press. They will attend school events and daily classroom activities to take photos, and help archive and access photos for use in the above marketing efforts.

At mid-day, the fellow will oversee the lunchroom, ensuring proper behavior, healthy social interaction, and healthy eating. Once or twice a week they will also help distribute food (we currently a weekly pizza day, and daily milk program). This is much more than just a food program - we want every aspect of our school to be consistent with our school values and practices, and a healthy safe environment for our students. They come to the lunchroom by grade, so each shift has approximately 30 children. This position can be challenging as children have a lot of energy, but it is a wonderful opportunity to get to every student in the school.

Fellow Position 2, Teaching Assistant-
Teaching Assistants are valued members of the FSMN instructional team. Working with master teachers, TAs provide group and individual support for students in and out of the classroom. They are trained to be able to step in for teachers as needed as adjunct instructors.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Work collaboratively with classroom teacher in all aspects of classroom life. Provide one-on-one or small group instructional support. Learn and understand the class materials and instructional methods used by the teacher. Know how to operate audiovisual equipment and have proficient computer skills. Maintain academic records and prepare instructional materials. Support and model FSMN positive discipline policy. Adapt to lead teacher’s class culture and expectations. Maintain adequate classroom behavior with or without lead teacher’s presence. Help to keep students on task during work time. Support a diverse group of students regardless of skill level. Design and implement an age-appropriate lesson plan when necessary. Model communication and social skills embedded in FSMN’s conflict resolution process. Perform substitute duties in a teacher’s absence. Accompany students on field trips, some of which are overnight. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School.

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Peaceforce protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies. We build peace side by side with local communities. We advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.

Nonviolent peacekeeping is a common vision that has flowed through Gandhi, Maude Roydon, Badshah Khan and so many others. It has occurred and recurred to enough people for generations that now many focus their lives and resources on making it real. NP responds to invitations by credible local organizations in armed conflict areas. After an analysis, our visibly nonpartisan teams live and work in communities alongside local people. Our activities have ranged from entering active conflict zones to remove civilians in the crossfire to providing opposing factions a safe space to negotiate. Other activities include serving as a communication link between warring factions, securing safe temporary housing for civilians displaced by war, providing violence prevention measures during elections and negotiating the return of kidnapped family members.

Co-Founders are Quaker activist David Hartsough and local organizer Mel Duncan. After meeting at the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace, they reached out across the world to others and by 2002 constituted Nonviolent Peaceforce at a Convening Event in Surajkund, India with advocates from 49 countries in attendance. One year later, in fall 2003, Nonviolent Peaceforce had its first team in Sri Lanka. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq and South Sudan, with more than 250 field staff people (55% men, 45% women) who come from more than 35 countries and are professionally trained in the methods and work together with local civilians who are also hired by NP. A total of 15 staff are in the offices in Geneva and St Paul.

Communications and Major Donor Assistant-
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global organization protecting civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies while building peace side by side with local communities. We also advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq and South Sudan. This position supports the work of the field programs, rather than providing direct service.

This position provides an opportunity to learn the functions involved in supporting a nonprofit organization, essential skills for nonprofits in any sector. Therefore, the overall goal of this position is to help development staff build meaningful relationships with current and prospective major donors. The tasks are to assist with fundraising, online communications and marketing, and general donor outreach and may include online communication planning, social media management, online research, writing and editing, data entry, working with volunteers, and general clerical work. The identification of prospective major donors is critical, so conducting prospect research, creating compelling communications materials to help donors understand the impact of their contributions and participating in special action campaigns is important.
Required Qualifications: ability to follow ethical standards, use discretion to deal with confidential and sensitive information; experience and ability in internet web searches; good writing skills; attention to detail; able to follow written and verbal directions well; able to work autonomously; commitment to work cooperatively; and commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce and interest in learning about unarmed civilian protection; and able to learn from both successes and mistakes.

 

Our Saviour’s Housing Program

Our Saviour's Housing program operates an emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for single adults. The English Learning Center program provides free English language instruction, plus tutoring in math, computer and citizenship test preparation for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. Our Saviour's Housing program provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing plus a wide array of support services for those who are homeless in our community.Both programs are focused on serving adults primarily in south Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All of our offices and workspaces are located in close proximity to one another in an urban neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Our mission is accomplished by about 40 staff members, including 27 full time and 13 part time individuals. We involve more than 1500 adult volunteers in the course of our work over a year. We are a community of hope for those who need a home.
Our mission is eliminating homelessness by providing shelter, support and a chance to start over.

Case Manager- Permanent Supportive Housing: Our Fellow will support a caseload of 16-20 homeless clients in scattered apartment building sites. The Case Manager’s primary functions are to assist clients with the move-in process, meet weekly to assess and encourage a case plan, ensure basic needs are met and to assist with crisis prevention/intervention to assure housing stability. Additionally, PSH Case Managers formulate strong professional relationships with clients’ landlords to better advocate and mediate any issues that may arise.

OSH has a welcoming community approach, strong teamwork collaboration, and flexibility to creatively improve programming to meet residents’ needs. The ideal candidate for this position will embrace this mindset.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Support Meetings

Quaker Voluntary Service recently expanded to Minneapolis/St. Paul as its fifth location in the fall of 2018. We are so excited to continue the process of building community and growing our work in the Twin Cities!

The Minneapolis QVS program in under the spiritual care of three Quaker Meetings in the area: Minneapolis Friends Meeting, Prospect Hill Friends Meeting, and Twin Cities Friends Meeting.

“Upon corporate and individual reflection, we in Prospect Hill Friends Meeting find our initial enthusiasm for Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) undiminished and grounded in what we understand Spirit asks us to do. We affirm our desire to participate with other Friends to establish and cultivate a local QVS program, as Way opens…”

Prospect Hill Friends Meeting

Excerpt of Minute on Quaker Voluntary Service

Volunteer your time with QVS Minneapolis/St.Paul

Please click on the button below to learn more about volunteering to help with our first year in Minneapolis/St. Paul! We have a variety of tasks/needs that we could use support with, so please inquire to see how you might support this exciting endeavor!

For other ways to be involved, reach out to Eli Phillips, eli (at) quakervoluntaryservice.org.

Contact #QVSMSP

Please click on the button below to learn more about our needs in opening our fifth QVS location in Minneapolis/St. Paul!

For other ways to be involved, reach out to Eli Phillips, eli (at) quakervoluntaryservice.org.

2019-20 Fellows (click on any picture for more information)

Bridget Blair

Bridget Blair isn’t the most obvious Texas-native, aside from her incessant “y’all’s” and love for breakfast tacos, but after leaving Texas to pursue a degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Rhodes College in Memphis she realized her passion for environmental justice and took up what she had always avoided: agriculture. Her studies in environmental sociology led her into organic farming, and for the last year she has worked with the only girl-run urban agriculture project in the nation to create a more equitable and just food system. This summer she is working on a farm in Upstate New York to strengthen her skills in sustainable agriculture and communal living, and hopes to take this experience into her work with Minnesotans as the 2019-20 TakeAction Minnesota Fellow.

Ellen Finn

Ellen Finn grew up in Davis, California and recently graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Communication Studies with minors in Music and Gender and Queer Studies. Upon her graduation she completed her thesis research on the cultural memory of the US AIDS crisis through the collection and archiving of oral histories. Along with public health and housing issues, Ellen is excited about the outdoors and has spent many of her summers doing conservation trail maintenance work. In her spare time, she loves to play the upright bass, dance, bike, and discuss gender and queer issues with her friends. Ellen is passionate about uncovering people’s personal stories in order to best serve and empower them, and is thrilled to work as a case manager for Our Saviour’s Housing this upcoming year.

Leanne Cheong

Leanne Cheong grew up in Klang. Malaysia. She recently graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology. At Earlham, she was involved with the International Student Coalition as well as Multicultural Resource Center that helped coordinate events that were focused on racial justice and intersectionality. During her last year, she was a co-convener of a newly formed house called Asian and Asian American Friendship House. She also wrote a thesis on how Asian identities are embodied by our physical bodies through non-belonging to the Asian identity itself. Earlham exposed her to a community where she learned to question, think, learn continuously through classes and the people she met. During her free time, she enjoys journaling, dancing and taking long walks. She is excited to navigate life and will continue to ponder about how simplicity intersects with the complexities of the world we live in. At the same time, she is also looking forward to the cold and working with Sweet Pea Montessori in Minneapolis this coming year.

Kirsten Fedorowicz

Kirsten Fedorowicz is a recent graduate of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she majored in English with a writing emphasis and minored in Women’s Studies. Kirsten was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Saint, and a writing center consultant. Her passion for social justice was kindled by her work with the Social Action Committee (SAC), a club for which she was Vice President. During her time in college, she studied abroad in a tiny town in Ireland where she lived in a thatched roof cottage and climbed a lot of mountains. 

After attending meetings for a short time as a child, Kirsten rediscovered Quakerism her Senior year of college, when she started attending the Grand Rapids Friends meeting. Kirsten is excited to work with Bridging in Minneapolis this year.this year.

Miranda Dils

Miranda Dils grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts and graduated from Bowdoin College in southern Maine in May 2019, where she majored in Psychology and English. Her early experiences at her small congregational church and all-girls summer camp on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont helped to instill in her the value of community and the gift of spirituality. In college, she was deeply involved with the McKeen Center for the Common Good, which allowed her to form connections with older adults, individuals with disabilities, and local high school students with limited financial resources seeking higher education. During her junior spring at Bowdoin, she had a transformative semester in New Delhi, India, which culminated in an independent project exploring family and community responses to mental illness in Jamkhed, a rural town in the state of Maharashtra. As a senior, Miranda led a trip as part of her college’s Alternative Spring Break program; this involved educating students on the topics of disability and ableism in a seminar series and then traveling to upstate New York to live and work alongside young adults with developmental disabilities in their residential community. Along with disability justice and accessibility, Miranda is passionate about advocating for older adults, opening up dialogue around mental illness, and learning how disability and age intersect with other marginalized identities. She is also a fan of long drives with friends, homegrown food, listening to, reading, and writing her own and others’ stories, and believes in the healing power of daily laughter. Miranda is new to Quakerism and is looking forward to growing into her spirituality this coming year. She is thrilled about the opportunity to serve with Friends for a Nonviolent World.

Zephyr Sheedy

Zephyr Sheedy grew up in a rural area of Leesburg, Virginia. She attended school in Richmond, Virginia where she earned a degree in Filmmaking at VCUarts. Zephyr grew up going to Goose Creek Friends Meeting and for the past few years she has worked as a counselor at Opequon Quaker Camp. These communities have had an large impact on her, establishing her connection to nature and passion for working with others. After spending her last four years in art school, Zephyr is excited for this very new year in Minneapolis where she will be working with NorthPoint Health and Wellness as a Community Health Navigator.

2019-2020 Site Placements (click on any logo for more information)

In the Heart of the Beast

In the Heart of the Beast In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre brings people together for the common good through the power of puppetry and mask performance. Societal gaps in education, income, employment and justice separate us from one another and from the world we live in. The ritual and ceremony of puppetry and mask performance uniquely allow us to develop a shared vision for the future. Through our work, we ask ourselves: What does it mean to be human in this time and place?

HOTB is about six months away from launching a capital campaign to renovate the 1920s movie house where we do our work. A key part of that process is connecting and re-connecting with the communities we serve in the neighborhoods around us, which include the largest urban Native population in the US, the largest Somali population outside Africa, a well-established Latino immigrant population, a vibrant community of artists of color and LGBTQAI artists, White Baby Boomer social activists, and an underserved youth population from many different cultural backgrounds.

Communications & Development Coordinator-

In the Heart of the Beast is seeking our next Communications & Development Coordinator (CDC)! The CDC is an important part of HOBT's External Affairs Staff Team that collaboratively works together to design and implement the Communications and Development strategies of the organization. The CDC will help to tell the story of HOBT to garner support and engagement, through social media, newsletter & website copy, and fundraising appeals. Additionally, the CDC will provide administrative support on projects including Mainstage Productions, Neighborhood Outreach, the annual MayDay Celebration, and more. The CDC will work closely with the Communications Director and Development Manager and will be a part of a dynamic team of artists and art administrators passionate about creating a truly collaborative, resilient, equitable and accessible organization and MayDay Celebration.

This position is based in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, a few blocks from the Midtown Global Market and the QVS Minneapolis House. The CDC will work with the diverse communities within the surrounding neighborhoods.

Qualifications-
-Demonstrates self-awareness when working across race and culture
-Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
-Experience with Google drive, Google calendar, Gmail, Microsoft Office (Excel & Word)
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Experience in communications, community programming, arts, or customer service
-Strong relationship building skills
-Able to organize and coordinate multiple projects at once without losing attention to detail
-Self-motivated, creative, detail-oriented, and able to work independently and as part of a team
-Able to communicate in Spanish is a plus
-Previous experience in the performing arts, preferably theater and/or puppetry, is a plus

Friends for a NonViolent World

Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) is a Quaker-inspired organization that seeks a world free from violence and the threat of violence. We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.

FNVW’s programs offer experiential nonviolence training and support to inmates in Minnesota’s correctional facilities; bring people together to imagine and create a policing system that truly works for all; improve our skills in communicating in a way that can lead to clear understanding, healing and reconciliation; provide camp experiences in cooperation, community building, and peacemaking; and educate the public on the history, ethics and strategies of nonviolent personal and political action. We champion nonviolence as the foundation for effective programs and actions to promote the dignity of every human being.

FNVW relies on the power of our volunteers to fuel our organization and programs. This position would have contact with all of our programs working to ensure that current volunteers are having their needs meet, in addition to recruiting and placing new volunteers. This role will be working with our Volunteer Management team to ensure that our volunteers are given opportunities to use their strengths and talents to make lasting impact with our organization. The QVS fellow in this dynamic role would be able to experience all of our programming to gain knowledge of the different services we provide as an organization. Experience would also be gained with managing volunteers and learning how to navigate relationships with volunteers and how to support them working with participants. We are one of the few organizations in the Twin Cities who provides volunteer opportunities to individuals with a criminal record.

Program Support Specialist
This dynamic role will support 2 of our programs, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and Bridging the Divides: Policing that Works for Everyone. The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) works to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, building and enhancing of community, cooperation and trust. AVP offers a series of 3 workshops in the community and in 5 correctional facilities.

Bridging the Divides: Policing that Works for Everyone where we envision a policing model characterized by partnership, equity, trust and transparency. This model results in a police that serves and safeguards every member of the community, and an engaged community that collaborates with and welcomes the police. Our current strategies are 1) Educate Citizens and policy makers through ongoing empowerment events 2) Analyze police department policies on interaction with the community and training.

A Fellow in this role will have the opportunity to work with incarcerated individuals, volunteers, community members, police departments, and the Department of Correction.
Tasks include but are not limited to
• Program planning and development
• Supporting existing volunteers
• Recruiting new volunteers
• Creating and strengthen partnerships
• Help assess funding opportunities

This role is a good fit for people who want to learn more about organization management, program development/ implementation, volunteer engagement, all aspects of the criminal justice system. Previous experience in any of these areas would be beneficial but not required. We are looking for someone who is committed to Nonviolence and has the skills to organize people and projects.

AMAZEworks

AMAZEworks provides curricula, programs, training, and consultation to create equity and belonging for all, because there is power in belonging.

Using Anti-Bias Education theory as a framework for identity development, appreciating differences, and understanding bias, prejudice, and stereotypes, AMAZEworks creates the conditions for belonging and equity and enables people of all ages to engage fully in their relationships with each other and the work that they do in classrooms and workplaces.

AMAZEworks offers anti-bias education curriculum, programs, and training for schools, and organizational and individual cultural assessments, consultation, and equity training for communities, nonprofits, municipalities, and for-profit businesses.

Program Coordinator Intern-

Responsibilities:
•Conduct research on equity and education topics, including but not limited to, implicit bias, Anti-Bias Education, and culturally responsive teaching, to inform and support AMAZEworks curriculum and programming.
•Review and provide feedback on curriculum lessons.
•Contribute through research and writing to the monthly e-newsletter.
•Observe, participate in, and contribute to Anti-Bias Education trainings and workshops.
•Analyze and synthesize program evaluation data.
•Support communication efforts through social media
•General office support as needed.
•Other related duties as assigned.

Population - our target audience is mainly educators - no direct work with children. Most work will be internal with AMAZEworks staff

Qualifications:
•Work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
•Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
•Strategic and creative problem-solving skills
•Proven ability to organize time and work in an effective manner, and to prioritize and manage numerous deadlines and tasks
•Action-oriented, adaptable, and takes initiative
•Quick learner, creative thinker, independent worker
•Passion, integrity, and a positive attitude
•Understanding of and commitment to AMAZEworks’s mission and values: valuing Anti-Bias Education and social justice

Bridging

Bridging was founded in July of 1987 by the Outreach Networking Ministry team of Pax Christi Catholic Community in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to provide quality furniture and household items free of charge to those in need. Bridging operated as a ministry for five years before becoming a separate 501(c) (3) non-profit in 1992. Having moved to various locations, in 1997 Bridging took ownership of the Bloomington Minnesota warehouse and central offices, located at 201 West 87th Street. Fueled by increased demand, Bridging expanded its service by opening a warehouse in Roseville in November 2006. Between our current locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging operates 64,000 square feet of warehouse space and is considered the largest Furniture Bank in the United States. We partner with approximately 150 area social service agencies who refer their clients to our services. Clients come to one of our two warehouses and our guided by (volunteer) personal shoppers to select the items that they need to make their house a home.

Fellow Position:Client Services Fellow
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the clients in their shopping experience - helping them select their furniture and household items
- Driving a Bridging truck (training provided) to either assist in the delivery of furniture/household items to clients or picking up the furniture/household items that will be donated to clients
- Oversee and assist with volunteer groups in the warehouse
- Assist in special projects related to Client Services as assigned by the Client Service Manager (i.e. Poverty Simulation Trainings, Advocacy events, client/prospective client follow-up)
- Help with item intake when donors drop off items that will be given to the clients
- Organize warehouse items in a safe and efficient manner
- Assist clients by filling their orders in the warehouse when they come to pick up their items
- Perform other Bridging activities as needed

The Fellow will be working with a wide variety of populations and demographics. Our volunteers range in age from 14 all the way up to 90+. The majority of our clients (90%) have a household income of $20,000 and 56% of them are transitioning out of homelessness. There are clients who have both mental/physical disabilities as well as many for whom English is not their primary language. We do ask our agency partners to provide care attendants/translators in these situations.

The person must have a true heart for service and for those who are experiencing difficult life situations. They should have an open mind and be able to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. We place a high value on diversity, equity and inclusion. This person must be a hard worker and be flexible to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The tasks of this role are imperative to our service delivery. There is a lot of physical labor involved. They should be positive, upbeat and excellent relationally and possess outstanding customer service skills. There will be much interaction with clients, caseworkers, volunteers and donors.

Our Saviour’s Housing Program

Our Saviour's Housing program operates an emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for single adults. The English Learning Center program provides free English language instruction, plus tutoring in math, computer and citizenship test preparation for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. Our Saviour's Housing program provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing plus a wide array of support services for those who are homeless in our community.Both programs are focused on serving adults primarily in south Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All of our offices and workspaces are located in close proximity to one another in an urban neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Our mission is accomplished by about 40 staff members, including 27 full time and 13 part time individuals. We involve more than 1500 adult volunteers in the course of our work over a year. We are a community of hope for those who need a home.
Our mission is eliminating homelessness by providing shelter, support and a chance to start over.

Case Manager- Permanent Supportive Housing: Our Fellow will support a caseload of 16-20 homeless clients in scattered apartment building sites. The Case Manager’s primary functions are to assist clients with the move-in process, meet weekly to assess and encourage a case plan, ensure basic needs are met and to assist with crisis prevention/intervention to assure housing stability. Additionally, PSH Case Managers formulate strong professional relationships with clients’ landlords to better advocate and mediate any issues that may arise.

OSH has a welcoming community approach, strong teamwork collaboration, and flexibility to creatively improve programming to meet residents’ needs. The ideal candidate for this position will embrace this mindset.

TakeAction Minnesota

TakeAction Minnesota's mission is to unite the power of diverse individuals, communities and organizations in active grassroots democracy that builds racial, social and economic justice.

TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide people’s network that brings democracy alive in communities across our state. We connect individuals and organizations to each other, creating a powerful force that makes change happen where it wasn’t possible before. Since its founding ten years ago, TakeAction Minnesota has grown its breadth and depth. Our membership has grown 10-fold and touches every legislative district in the state. Our social media presence is robust. Our grassroots leadership is well-trained and shapes and implements the strategy of our various campaigns. As a result, TakeAction Minnesota has a track record of increasingly bold victories that change people’s lives for the better: the defeat of a photo ID constitutional amendment, massive public health care expansions, ban the box legislation, winning back $100million from HMOs, more than $400 million in corporate tax loopholes now closed, grassroots leaders running for – and winning – elected office.

Fellow Potision: TakeAction Fellow
• Use organizing tools (canvassing, doorknocking, phonebanking, one-to-one’s, powerful asks, etc.) and digital strategies to engage more Minnesotans in our work, develop deep relationships with them, and support their leadership development.
• Update organizational database systems with member and event information as a way to ensure and track successful completion of goals.
• Work with other staff to plan and execute cross-organizational events, grassroots fundraising and new member cultivation, communications plans, digital outreach plans, trainings, and other issue campaign actions.
• Work with a cross-organizational team on the annual People’s Celebration and other events.
• Complete and coordinate administrative projects and research assignments as needed and assigned.
• Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

TakeAction Minnesota is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and progressive political change. This person will enthusiastically promote TakeAction Minnesota's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures and have a deep investment in our shared agenda for change. Successful candidates will also have a high level of personal accountability and independence.

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