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On April 8 at 9:30 in the morning, something special is coming to Lyndale. Something that community members asked for, the Somali Women’s Leadership group gave voice to, volunteers supported, Wells Fargo Bank stepped up to host, and LNA initiated—a new morning ESL class. Building on the work of the flagship evening class, the Lyndale ESL program will begin offering English classes to adults in the neighborhood three mornings a week, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the community room of the Wells Fargo Bank, located at Nicollet and 31st.
Do you have a laptop that you don’t use anymore? Would you like to help local residents learn English and improve their computer skills? The Lyndale ESL program would like to put out a call for donations. We would very much like to bring technology to our classrooms and are in need of three or four laptops to use in our classes. If you have a laptop that you would like to donate, please contact Erica Fulton at Erica@lyndale.org or 612-824-9402 x13.
What we need are laptops that are:
- No more than three years old
- Windows based
- Able to run Windows 7
o 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
o 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
On Saturday, December 15, over 300 members and friends of the Lyndale Neighborhood attended a wonderful holiday celebration called La Posada at the Lyndale Elementary School.
Mientras se acerca La Posada, pienso atrás al evento el año pasado y cómo el espacio fue transformado por los hilos de papel picado, colgados del cielo. Nunca antes se veía el evento tan hermoso, ni como el comedor de la escuela. Me enterré después que este trabajo fue coordinado por una mujer: Pepina Jimenez del Programa de Mujeres en Liderazgo (WLP) que había organizado vecinos, familiares y amigos para crear esos adornos hermosos.
It’s a Tuesday night and three Blaisdell YMCA staff members are presenting to a group of community members crowded around a classroom table in the basement of the Y, only this presentation is a bit different. For instance, the standard, “Welcome to the YMCA,” is followed by “Bienvenidos a YMCA,” and “Ku: Soodhawow YMCA.”
This was the scene on February 21 when the Lyndale English as a Second Language (ESL) class visited their local YMCA. The Lyndale ESL class reflects the neighborhood’s diversity with the majority of students coming from the Latino and Somali communities. While a couple students were already YMCA members, others had little idea of what happened in the building just two blocks away from their English classroom.
I am not sure what possessed me to sign up as a volunteer for the Lyndale Neighborhood ESL program. At the time of the first meeting about the upcoming classes, I had about five parttime jobs and was spending any of my free time looking for a full-time job with benefits. Truthfully, I thought maybe it couldn’t hurt to gain some experience with ESL students and that it might be beneficial to observe how the teacher conducts the class and handles students who are at all different levels in their English language learning journey.
Fasaladu waxeey Bilaab Salaaso/ Khamiis, 5:30-7:30
- Fasaladu waa ilaa heer walba
- Caruurta Qof idiin haya waa Idiin diyaar
- Fasaladu waa lacag La’aan
- Si Aad isku Diin waan Galisid Magaca
Contact Erica at 612.824.9402 x 13
Clases de íngles en Lyndale el martes/el jueves 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Las clases son para adultos de todos niveles
- Hay guardaría de niños (de 2 años en adelante)
- Las clases son gratuitas
- Las clases están en la iglesia Zion, 128 W. 33rd Street 33rd y Pillsbury
Llame para más información Erica at 612.824.9402 x 13
We want your help with Lyndale's ESL Class. LNA’s ESL class is a free multi-level and open to adults. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Zion Church, 128 West 33rd Street; Minneapolis, MN 55408. We are looking for volunteers to help with the following jobs:
October outreach activities have made one thing perfectly clear—local community members are ready for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to come to Lyndale. During two separate meetings and a phone campaign, over 40 Latino and East African residents offered their advice as to how to schedule and situate LNA’s first-ever ESL class.The feedback has set things into motion, establishing a Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 pm schedule, selecting Zion Church (33rd & Pillsbury) as the classroom location, and setting November 15 as the first day of class.
About the Lyndale ESL Program
The Lyndale ESL program offers free English classes to adults.
- Classes are for all levels.
- Students can register in class on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursdays.
- Classes are free.
- Childcare is offered as space allows. (children must be at least 2 years old)
The class meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Zion Church, 128 West 33rd Street (33rd & Pillsbury)
For more information contact Erica at 612.824.9402 x 13
Sunday, May 194:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of great food and fun games. We'll be serving all of your favorite homemade, slow-cooked, mouthwatering BBQ favorites with some interesting twists and a few surprises. We'll also have some fun backyard games and interesting drinks to get summer off to a great start. This is a family-friendly event that you should come really hungry to!
Tuesday, May 286:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the May General Membership meeting to hear from Minneapolis Mayoral candidates Mark Andrew & Cam Winton, learn about the noise mitigation process for the I35W Access project, and Avenues for Youth. We will also be having a community vote on a request from Teen Challenge for a variance for expansion of services.
Tuesday, June 46:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.
Saturday, June 155:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for one of the best Lyndale events of the year.
On Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 1pm LNA's Environment Committee will host its annual Litter Outta Lyndale. This event brings neighbors together to pick up the debris uncovered by the melting snow. Come to the Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet) anytime between 10-1 and enjoy some breakfasty treats, get a bag, gloves, and a route and pitch in for this great neighborhood clean up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-824-9402 ext. 12 for more information.