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Education

Adult Basic Education

Offered through AEOA, free one-on-one help with basic reading, writing and math, GED prep/testing, college preparation, resume and job search, career assessment, computer and internet basics.



Phone
  • 218-834-2280

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Address
  • Norlen Industrial Park 2124 10th Street Two Harbors, MN 55616

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AEOA Head Start Program

Provides a comprehensive early childhood program for low income families. Serves pregnant mothers, children birth to 5 years old, and their families. Provides services to children who may have special needs or disabilities. Offers limited opportunities for families who are over income. Works through the Child and Adult Care Food Program to provide nutritious meals and snacks.



Phone
  • 218-834-2280
  • 218-749-2912 ext. 7351

Web
Address
  • Norlen Industrial Park 2124 10th Street Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Community Action Duluth

  • Connect Forward-Helping individuals to advance career and finances through goal planning, personal coaching, academia and local employers. Informational sessions held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, every half hour from 5pm-6pm. Dinner and childcare are provided.  Program hours are 4:30pm-7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
  • Bridge to Employment-Offers training, development of employment/career goals and placement assistance (in Duluth) to African American job seekers.
  • HOPE-Employment assistance for those who are low income or on MFIP and experiencing personal or systematic barriers to obtaining education or employment.  Referral must come from financial worker or employment counselor.
  • Free Tax Site-Free tax preparation and refunds for families and individuals with income up to $54,000.
  • Common Cents Class-Free financial assistance class which provides information on asset building, creating a budget, understanding credit cards, credit reports, getting out of debt, dealing with collectors, getting a mortgage, preventing identity theft. Free child care and a hot meal are provided. Class size limited – registration is required.



Phone
  • 218-726-1665

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Address
  • Suite 201
    2424 W 5th Street
    Duluth, MN 55806

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Ely Independent School District #696

Community Education-Provides a large variety of activities for community members. Call 218-235-2189 for more information.



Phone
  • 218-365-6166

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Address
  • Memorial High School Washington Elementary 600 East Harvey Street Ely, MN 55731

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Friends of the Finland Community

Many activities are available at the Clair Nelson Center. Please visit their website for more information.



Phone
  • 218-353-0300

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Address
  • Clair Nelson Center 6866 Cramer Road Finland, MN 55603

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Kickstart Preschool and Child Care Center

Offers infant care, toddler classes (16 to 33 months) and preschool (33 months to 5 years).



Phone
  • 218-510-0598

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Address
  • 1073 Highway 61 Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Lake Superior School District #381

  • Alternative Learning Center-Provides individually designed comprehensive, educational services to secondary students. Includes daytime school for both high school and middle school level students. Students must be at-risk as defined by statute. Students served are off-track for graduation and are working towards completing their graduation requirements. If student is still in school, talk to your guidance counselor. If you are out of school, call to make an appointment. Program also offers individuals, ages 16-21, a means to earn credit toward a high school diploma.  This program allows students who are behind in high school credits to make up classes in order to graduate.  Call 218-834-8201 ext. 8217 for more information.
  • Community Education-Offers Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), early childhood screening, a preschool program and childcare. Also offers school readiness, youth development, after school activities, driver education, elementary and junior high athletics, KIDS PLUS, Missoula Children’s Theatre, tutoring, adult basic education, defensive driving, health and safety training, job skills training, Silver Bay Area Community Theatre, community and family events. For Two Harbors information, call 218-834-8201 ext. 8230 or Silver Bay information, call 218-226-4437 ext. 8137. http://www.isd381.k12.mn.us/community-education/.
  • Free and Reduced Meals-Free and reduced meals (breakfast and lunch) may be available to income-eligible families. See website for an application: http://www.isd381.k12.mn.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-18-Application-for-Educational-Benefits-Packet.pdf.

 



Phone
  • 218-834-8221 (Minnehaha Elementary)
  • 218-834-8201 (Two Harbors High School)
  • 218-226-4437 (William Kelley School)

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Address
  • Minnehaha Elementary
    421 7th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Two Harbors High School
    1640 Highway 2
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • William Kelley School
    137 Banks Blvd.
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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Life House

Resource for homeless and street youth ages 14-24 offering a youth drop-in center, housing assistance, mental health and wellness programs, education and employment assistance, and sex trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation care housing and programming.

  • Chemical Health-Licensed alcohol and drug counselor provides chemical dependency support and can conduct Rule 25 and diagnostic assessments. Requires no payment or insurance for services.
  • Youth Drop-In Center-Provides hot meals, showers, lockers, laundry, basic need supplies, activities and group meetings. Call 218-722-7431 ext. 126 for more information. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3pm-7pm and Wednesday 3pm-6pm (lunch provided for ages 19-24). Dinner for ages 15-19 are Monday-Friday 3pm – 5:30pm.
  • Mental Health & Wellness-Provides daily support and on-going services to improve physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Intensive case management is used to help youth improve health while obtaining life skills, stable housing, jobs, education, parenting education, and connections to community resources. Licensed alcohol and drug counselor provides chemical dependency support and can conduct Rule 25 and diagnostic assessments.  Requires no payment or insurance for services.
  • Futures Program-Voluntary program available to all Life House youth that may have been expelled or dropped out of school, who have little to no job experience, or who want to further their education and employment skills.
  • Education-Offers online GED preparation program, assists with high school enrollment/transfer paperwork and provides tutoring. Assists with entire college process (applications, meetings, tours, supplies, tutoring).
  • Employment-Program for youth who have multiple barriers to obtaining economic self-sufficiency.
  • Legitimate Hustle Program-Program gives youth an opportunity to safely earn money while learning entrepreneurial and employment skills. Life House staff guide and mentor each LHP cohort to start and operate their own social enterprise business.

Housing

  • Life House Housing Program-Over 48 units of housing with supportive case management throughout the Duluth community.  Includes services aimed at preventing homelessness, including emergency rental assistance for eligible homeless and street youth and young families; assistance with advocacy with landlords and utility companies; and rapid re-housing with housing identification, rent and move-in assistance, and rapid re-housing case management and services.
  • Safe Harbor-Provides a continuum of care for underage victims of sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation. Helps to connect survivors to services both within Life House and out in the community to help them heal from their traumas.
  • Sol House-House for survivors of sexual exploitation, staffed 24/7, room for six youth (ages 15-20).
  • Loft Shelter-10 bed emergency shelter for youth ages 15-19. Located at 102 W First Street, Duluth.
  • Host Homes-Program that matches young people ages 18-24 with caring and consistent adults who have a spare bedroom to offer.



Phone
  • 218-722-7431
  • Youth Safeline: 800-786-2929

Web
Address
  • 102 West First Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

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Minnesota Help

A web-based means of finding information about social services including education, housing, health care, jobs and money management.



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Minnesota Literacy Council

Resource to find free classes for adults near your home for assistance with receiving your GED and adult diploma, English (ESL), computers and job skills, reading, writing and math brush up, citizenship, and family literacy.



Phone
  • 800-225-READ

Web
Address
  • Suite 180 700 Raymond Avenue St. Paul, MN 55114

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North Shore Collaborative

Provides prevention and early intervention services to children and families in Lake and Cook Counties.

  • Learning Opportunities Through Stories (LOTS)-Provides early literacy skills to ensure that children are ready for school.



Phone
  • 218-834-8403

Web
Address
  • 616 3rd Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • Trisha.Scamehorn@co.lake.mn.us
North Shore Community School

Rural K-6 public charter school. Preschool available with before and after school daycare.



Phone
  • 218-525-0663

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Address
  • 5926 Ryan Road Duluth, MN 55804

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Northland Foundation

Offers Early Learning Scholarships to children under age five. The funds help families of young children pay for high-quality childcare and early education.



Phone
  • 218-723-4040
  • 800-433-4045

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Renaissance Schools

Renaissance Schools is a high-quality educational decentralized network of childcare programs.



Phone
  • 218-260-0605

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Address
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church 601 4th Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • rsheducation@gmail.com
University for Seniors

University for Seniors (US) is an association of older adults (50+) dedicated to lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Programs include study groups, lectures, workshops, social activities, trips and more.



Phone
  • 218-726-7637

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Address
  • 515 Darland Administration Building 1049 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812

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University of Minnesota Extension Service

Master Gardner Program-Trained Master Gardeners and Extension Educators provide programs, information and resources in response to gardening and horticulture questions including soil testing, vegetable variations, and plant, insect and disease identification.



Phone
  • 218-834-8469

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Address
  • Lake County Service Center 616 3rd Avenue Two Harbors, MN 55616

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