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We're Here for You!

We understand and accommodate the needs of all students and families. We provide:

English Assessment

Students whose first language is not English, or who are bilingual, will take an English assessment to see if they qualify for English Learner (EL) Services in Minneapolis Public Schools.

School Placement

Placement staff help EL and non-EL families choose a Minneapolis Public School that is in their transportation area and that offers the services they need.

Health Interview

A nurse will review each student’s health history and make referrals as needed.

Special Education Resources

Please let us know if your child receives Special Education Services or if you have concerns about your child’s development or progress.

We speak:

Somali: 612.668.3700
Spanish: 612.668.3700
English: 612.668.1840

Family Resource Center is located at the New Families Center and provides families with:

  • Connections to health services, including medical, dental, and mental health
  • Medical Insurance and EBT (food stamp) applications
  • Counseling for children and adults
  • Family support and activities
  • Computer lab and computer classes in Spanish (Andersen Family Resource Center only)
  • In-school mentoring for students
  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
  • After school, summer, and Saturday activities for kids
  • Connections to education, housing, childcare, jobs, and other resources

Contact staff members:

Somali: Amina Shire - 612.668.4134
Spanish: Gladys Perez - 612.668.4132
If we cannot provide the services you need, we will help you find someone who can!