North End Early Learning Coalition

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  • The mission of the North End Early Learning Coalition is to engage and connect local organizations and individuals to promote the learning, health, safety, and well-being of children and families in the community.

Current ELC Members

  • Boys and Girls Club
    Keystone Community Services
    North End Neighborhood Organization
    North End Saturday Lunch Program
    Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary
    Prodeo Academy
    Residents of North End (various)
    Saint Paul Music Academy in conjunction with Wilder
    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation - Riice Street and North Dale Recreation Centers
    Saint Paul Public Library - Rice Street branch
    Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Early Learning


Current Strategy Focus

  • Our focus is access to quality foods that are also culturally familiar. To do this we:

    • Have been getting into the community in the form of tabling at events and door knocking. We recently distributed May Day baskets that included information about food-related resources and a seed packet and seed starter soil.
    • Are exploring existing resources and compiling information to share with the community, as well as partnering with organizations such as SNAP to reduce barriers to access to high quality and affordable foods.

Upcoming Meetings and Tabling Events

  • Upcoming Meetings:

    Monday, May 20th, 10am - 12pm, Rice Street Library (tentative)  

    Monday, June 3rd, 2-4pm, Location TBD

    July, TBD

    August, TBD

    September, TBD


    Upcoming Tabling Opportunities:

    North End Summer Kick Off
    May 23rd, Rice Street Recreation Center, 5-7pm


Join Us!

Summer Kick Off Flyer

OEL Seeks a Vista Worker

Vista Recruitment
  • SPPS OEL seeks a driven individual with community mobilization skills.

    Position Title: Early Learning Coalition Connection VISTA


    The SPPS Office of Early Learning specifically works to ensure lasting achievement for all early learners. Our Early Learning Coalitions aid in this effort by collaborating with residents and organizations within communities for the benefit of families with young children.


    SPPS OEL is working collaboratively with Mayor Carter’s City of Saint Paul VISTA Program—which brings together organizations serving children from birth to three and their families to build “a Saint Paul that works for all of us”—including our youngest residents


    The ELC Connection VISTA will assist in increasing resident participation and voice in current ELCs, while also supporting sustainability across all ELCs.


    Contact: Nikole Logan