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Celebrating Sister Audrey, Our Founding Director

Our beloved Sister Audrey Lindenfelser, SSND has retired as Executive Director of East Side Learning Center (ESLC). To celebrate Sister Audrey and her accomplishments, ESLC is having a celebration in her honor. Mark Wednesday, May 24th from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm on your calendar, when we will honor Sister Audrey and what she has given to our community. Invitations will arrive at the end of April. Want more information before then? Visit the event page on our website! Sister Audrey Event Page. The vision for ESLC grew when, in 1998 as part of a long-range effort to revitalize the East Side of Sain

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Mittens of Hope

Colleen Ginter, a first-year tutor at HOPE Community Academy, used her warm-heartedness to quite literally warm our ESLC children this year. She took it upon herself to knit them mittens for Minnesota winters! She says, “No child should go without the basics. ‘Cold hands, warm heart’ shouldn't be a quote that applies to kids!”

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Continuing the Charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

A charism is a particular gift that a group or individual brings to others. For the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), the charism is building community and educating especially women and the poor, enabling them to reach the fullness of their human potential. Read how our new Executive Director Chris Flippo

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A note from the new ED after two weeks

When I accepted the position as the new Executive Director of East Side Learning Center, I believed I had a handle on our mission. After 10 days on the job, I can say that I knew a lot less than I thought. Join me on a journey as I share the inside workings of an incredibly efficient nonprofit investing in long-term change that can, and will, have an impact on the educational outcomes of the children we serve.

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United Way Honor

ESLC wins United Way 2015 Best in Community Impact - Small Agency award! This award celebrates the work and commitment of all of our partners. THANK YOU for making a difference!

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Thank you for supporting ESLC on Nov. 14 - Give to the Max Day!

Did you know that children who are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade are more likely to drop out of high school? Reading skills lay a solid foundation for future success. Partner with East Side Learning Center by making a financial contribution through GiveMN on Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 14!

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Tutors are Gifts!

As usual, the cafeteria at John A. Johnson was filled with laughter and excited chatter last Thursday. But it wasn't kids from the after school program making all the racket.

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UBS Team Spotlight

Corporate tutoring teams are a great way for busy professionals to volunteer as tutors with East Side Learning Center. Sharing the responsibility of tutoring means that a child has a tutor every week, but the burden of time isn’t placed on j

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Why We Love Our Volunteers

The East Side Learning Center runs on a core of committed volunteers; they make it possible for us to reach more kids and they love to tell their friends and family about the great work we’re doing. That’s reason enough to love volunteers, but ours sweeten the pot by being extra engaged, loving, and warm. The ESLC is lucky to have a group of volunteers who believe in our mission of “unlocking each child’s potential through the foundation of reading”.

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