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Most families on Saint Paul's east side live in poverty. In fact, more than 90% of the children we serve qualify for free or reduced price meals at school. This is because their families live at or below 180% of the poverty line. The families we serve often experience the stress of poverty for generations. ESLC seeks to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children by providing a foundation in reading. 

Learn more about how giving the gift of reading can benefit your community and our children by clicking here.

Maximize the value of your gift to ESLC

East Side Learning Center has a match from the Katherine B. Andersen Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation. Help us reach our goal to raise $90,000 and receive all of our match by the end of 2017!

United Way Cuts Impacting ESLC

The Greater Twin Cities United Way recently cut funding for all "Reading by Third Grade" prorgrams, including a grant for East Side Learning Center. The cuts equal more than one-third of ESLC's budget. Your gift today ensures we can continue to provide high-quality tutoring for our most vulnerable children. Please consider helping ESLC close the financial gap by becoming a monthly supporter. 

Many businesses support the contribution and volunteer efforts of their employees and retirees. Matching gift programs and grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer are extensions of corporate philanthropy. Please help ESLC tap into these dollars by contacting your human resources department. Request a matching gift form from your employer. Then contact us at (651) 793-7331 or email We will do the rest! Read more about employee matching grants

The Sister Audrey Children's Reading Fund

After guiding ESLC for more than 16 years, Sister Audrey Lindenfelser, SSND, retired as Executive Director. On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the community honored her commitment, humility and leadership by launching the Sister Audrey Children's Reading Fund. Read about the event and how to contribute to the fund.

Your gift makes a difference!

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  • $216 - $1k+


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East Side Learning Center
740 York Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106


Thank you for helping us so the ESLC will keep on going because a lot of boys and girls want to learn to read!     ~Sarah, Student

The ESLC is a highly effective, well-managed non-profit organization that accomplishes tremendous results on a very lean budget.
~Cara Quinn, Executive Director, Community of Peace Academy


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