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Monday July 15th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Waite House’

Financial Empowerment at Waite House

Financial Empowerment at Waite House

By Wes Durham Managing personal finances is a key to success for every household. To help Phillips residents accomplish this, Waite House Neighborhood Center (Pillsbury United Communities) offers a free, 6 part Financial Empowerment Program including Budgeting, Loans, Debt Management, Banking Strategies, and Savings and Retirement Plans. Thirteen neighborhood residents recently participated in this. Chris Elfering designed the program and led this first session. He is from Mission Continues which places returning military veterans into community service positions. This was a no-brainer for Chris, a former financial advisor. He talks about the importance of developing sound money management habits “one of my biggest motivations for becoming a financial advisor after the Army was to understand my own finances better. Personal finance is rarely taught in the school system or by our own parents. After working with clients, I quickly realized the real need to understand money [...]

Learn Computer Skills at New, Enhanced Waite House Location: 2323 11th & 13th Avenues

Learn Computer Skills at New, Enhanced Waite House Location: 2323 11th & 13th Avenues

By Wes Durham, Waite House AmeriCorps Staff Waite House gained a brand new computer center this past April, and now they”'re really putting it to work! The Urban Opportunities program at Waite House offers 3 different levels of computer classes oriented towards workplace skills. Computer Basics is for people brand new to computers, and in it they learn to use the mouse, type, use email, and navigate the internet. In Computers for the Workplace students learn about Microsoft Word and Excel, two programs essential for many jobs these days. And in a special new class students can earn the Northstar Basic Computer Skills Certificate and prove to employers they”'re ready to use their computer skills to get the job done. In addition to classes, Waite House also offers one on one computer training and employment assistance. If you are interested in computer education or in employment assistance call 612-721-1681 and ask for Wes or John, email durhamw@puc-mn.org, or enquire in [...]

Waite House Community CulinaryArts now accepting applicants

Waite House Community CulinaryArts now accepting applicants

Chef Austin Bartold, center, explaining the intricacies of artful and healthy cooking in the new Waite House kitchen to Culinart Arts Apprentices Abdikarim on the left and Jazmin Angeles on the right. The Waite House Community CulinaryArts program is a 10-week culinary arts training and kitchen apprenticeship for young adults 16-21. Youth learn technical kitchen management skills to achieve “ServSafe” credentialing while preparing healthy meals for adults and youth in their community who lack access to nutritious food. Weekly lessons focus on issues of food justice, farm to table and local foods movement, farmers/workers rights and more. Program graduates have gone on to work at Open Arms of MN, local restaurants & catering and in the hospitality industry.  Priority goes to youth living in Minneapolis. Youth interested may email  Rachel Young at youngr@puc-mn.org with their contact information and a brief explanation of why they are interested! AND we [...]

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