Adler Graduate School Partners with East Side Neighborhood Services
To embrace our mission, vision, values, and deep-rooted beliefs in a call for social interest in action, Adler Graduate School partners with various community organizations in offering discounted tuition scholarships. Our team recently met with each of our community partners to spotlight the social interest they have vested in our communities.
East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) aims to build pathways toward equity by disrupting social and economic barriers through their 15 strengthening family, metro food shelters, and wide range of educational programs. ESNS opened its doors in 1915, with original settlement houses in the Twin Cities. Today, they have expanded their services to reach throughout Hennepin County. In 2017, ESNS’ Family Healing offered group counseling and crisis-intervention services to 148 clients, Be@School helped 55 young people attend school regularly, and Creative Arts Therapy program provided over 750 one-on-one counseling sessions to 28 young people.
Various locations for the Out-of-School Time programming, Camp Bovey Summer Camp, Northeast Child Development Center, and more ESNS programs grow academic success, social and emotional skill building, community connectedness, access to childcare, and learning opportunities to children of all ages. ESNS offers two brick and mortar food shelf locations and a mobile unit to bring both cultural and nutritional foods to seniors and families in the Hennepin County area. Additionally, Family Violence Intervention programs, employment fairs, and trainings have helped adults secure 114 job placements and provided advocacy, counseling, and case management to those in need.
The Friendship Center across from ESNS’ main location serves as a day program to help seniors stay independent. The program aims to help socially connect and empower seniors through providing transportation to doctor appointments and activities, informational classes on living with chronic disease, tai chi, and gardening exercises.
ESNS’ first female President, Kristine Martin, states, “As a community bedrock of Northeast since 1915, we have provided shelter, stability, and support for our residents. We have routinely responded to the changing nature of our community, and are poised to be a partner of well-being in the Northeast area, and beyond.”
To learn more about East Side Neighborhood Services, contribute to their efforts, or find an internship placement, click here. Adler Graduate School is honored to partner with such charitable organizations that focus on giving back to the diverse communities we serve.