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We're Here for You!
We understand the needs of all students and are sensitive to the situations of immigrants and refugees. 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 Language Learner (ELL) Services in Minneapolis Public Schools.

School Placement
Placement staff help ELL and non-ELL 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. If students are in need of vaccinations, our nurse can provide them here at no cost.

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:
Hmong: 612-668-1836
Somali: 612-668-3700
Spanish: 612-668-3700
English: 612-668-1840

Family Resource Centers are co-located with Student Placement Services and the New Families Center, (and at Andersen School*) and provide 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
  • After school, summer and Saturday activities for kids
  • Connections to education, housing, childcare, jobs and other resources

*Andersen School:

Address: 1100 Andersen Lane (E 27th St. & 10th Ave S), Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612.668.4280
Fax: 612.668.4290

Contact staff members:
Hmong: Tou Her - 612.668.1839
Somali: Balqis Hersi- 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!