CommonBond Communities is the Midwest’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing services. Its youth Study Buddies program provides one-to-one tutoring through a structured, academic-focused program.
We harness the transformative work of volunteers to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes.
We match dedicated volunteers with our Project Home and Department of Indian Work programs as well as with partner nonprofit organizations that have proven records of effectively addressing barriers to economic mobility.
We support our volunteers and partner organizations through learning community events that advance understanding of how to make a meaningful dent in poverty. We also engage our religious leaders in dialogue with civic and nonprofit leaders about building a better community.
Join a group of dedicated volunteers, committed houses of worship, and religious and civic leaders who are passionate about working together to make a meaningful impact in our city!
Our partner organizations this year are CommonBond Communities, Daily Work, East Side Learning Center, Neighborhood House, Reading Partners, and the St. Paul Public Library. Our partners underwent an extensive application and vetting process to ensure they demonstrate effectiveness and impact in improving economic mobility.
Daily Work provides employment services and mentoring to job seekers living in poverty—with a focus on recent arrivals and new immigrants—to assist them in making measurable progress towards gaining and keeping employment and becoming self-sufficient.
East Side Learning Center pairs children (K-3) with adults who work one-on-one to provide reading tutoring based on personalized lessons developed by experts.
Neighborhood House supports recent arrivals and new immigrants with wraparound services that address basic needs, parent and early childhood education, youth leadership, college readiness, adult education, food support, and health and well-being.
Reading Partners works in schools, engaging volunteer reading partners to work one-on-one with students (K-3) who struggle with reading.
The Saint Paul Public Library offers homework centers, reading programs, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) opportunities. OSP volunteers focus on the Reading Together program, pairing one to one with students at several library locations around Saint Paul.
“Volunteering through OSP allows me to make an immediate impact and, hopefully, become a part of the long-term solution to these issues.”
“I joined Opportunity Saint Paul because it is helping a group of us to come to grips with the hard data about poverty in our city while acknowledging that real change comes from the heart, from seeing ourselves in one another.”
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Anchor houses of worship provide deep support for tutoring and job coaching
volunteers committed to weekly tutoring and job coaching with our 8 nonprofit partners
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
1880 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105