Metropolitan State University encourages and appreciates graduate participation in various activities. Alumni can be proud to say Metropolitan State is an active community partner and it regularly proves this commitment in a variety of ways.
Join the Literacy Corps and Teach a Child to Read
The Literacy Corps is currently recruiting Metropolitan State alumni to provide literacy tutoring at inner-city schools, libraries and learning centers. Tutors may choose to participate through a variety of programs throughout the Twin Cities that offer opportunities during the day, after school, evenings and weekends. Days and times are flexible.
Free tutor training sessions are offered in partnership with the Minnesota Literacy Council and St. Paul Public School Foundation Tutor Partnership Program to university students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please see schedule below.
RSVP to Awo Ahmed email@example.com or at 651-793-1288.
Daytonís Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library Opportunities
Tutor at the Zone
Metropolitan State alumni can serve as general tutors, helping students of all ages with reading, math, computer literacy and other general homework concerns. Participating as a Homework Help Center tutor provides positive work with community youth and adults while engaging with the community.
The Saint Paul Public Library system provides technology education and training opportunities as part of the systemís larger workforce readiness programming. We are currently recruiting university alumni who have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs for the Daytonís Bluff Saint Paul Public Library, computer literacy and job search classes!
Training is provided. The Zone is located in the Daytonís Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library and is co-located with the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center on the St. Paul campus.
If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to learn more about the literacy and library programs, contact Awo Ahmed, Literacy Coordinator, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-793-1288.
College for Kids
Assist in making college a reality for local elementary students by participating in College for Kids on the St. Paul campus! Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders have the chance to experience a college environment when they visit Metropolitan State. Elementary students arrive in the morning, register and attend fun classes and participate in a special graduation ceremony.
Middle School/ High School Campus Visits
Assist in the middle school & High school campus visits and create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for students at our St. Paul campus. Secondary students have a college-like experience through a campus tour, registering and attending fun classes designed and taught by Metropolitan State students, alumni and community members.
Metropolitan State University alumni can choose to design and teach classes or serve as classroom assistants. Middle School/High School Visits are a great opportunity to give back to our community and cultivate and explore the interests of our future generation.
Upcoming spring campus visits schedule: April 19, June 10-14 and July 17-21, 2013.
If you are interested in participating please contact Latasha Gandy, Youth Outreach study coordinator, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, at email@example.com or at 651-793-1296.
First Saturday Science
The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) and the St. Paul Public Library will pilot the First Saturday Science in spring semester! This program is for neighborhood children of all ages with a goal of offering accessibility of science and science literacy for everyone, along with the opportunity to discover and experience the many diverse and realistic options for future careers.
Contact Nathan Fell, Library-Community Outreach student coordinator, Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 651-793-1482.
Meals on Wheels - Help provide nutrition and a safety check to those who need it
Metropolitan State participates in the Meals on Wheels volunteer program. Alumni interested in becoming a volunteer should e-mail Jodi Bantley, Community Engagement Coordinator, the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, at email@example.com or at 651-793-1294. The meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m. - noon. The time commitment varies from one day a week to once a month, depending on your availability.