Every child deserves an
equal opportunity to succeed.

What we do together matters.

Over 30 years ago, we made a promise to our community that we would be there for them. Every day since, we have worked to make sure families have the knowledge and tools they need to create a home for learning. Whether in the home or through a screen, whether providing resource connections or being a navigator through complex systems, Way to Grow is there. We walk alongside families and together, we are building a stronger community for all. Will you join us?

Life doesn't stop in a pandemic.

At Way to Grow, we provide critical, holistic school-readiness and home visiting services for families in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, and Brooklyn Center. Early childhood and elementary education, family resource needs, and support navigating essential services doesn’t stop during a pandemic. In fact, the stress of this pandemic is adding more weight to the shoulders of families already isolated and trying to stay afloat.

Way to Grow increased the number of “virtual” home visits to the most isolated families in our community. We are working tirelessly to support caregivers while they educate their children and provide a stable home. Our staff has a trusted relationship with each family and they are going above and beyond to assist parents as they face the challenges of language barriers, unemployment, lack of food, physical and mental health needs, and even more during such an uncertain time. Read our complete COVID-19 Response Statement here.

When the need is greatest, Way to Grow is there. Can we count on you too? Give today.

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Family Fun: Post-It Note Games 800 350 Maren Nelson

Family Fun: Post-It Note Games

Keep learning year-round with indoor actives like this! Sent to us by our Preschool Pals teachers, you can adapt the game to different skill levels. You will need: A blank wall or door (or even the front of the refrigerator), sticky notes, marker.  Step 1:Write each letter of the alphabet on a different sticky note, and put them…

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Donations Made in Honor of Black History Month 2560 1707 Maren Nelson

Donations Made in Honor of Black History Month

We were thrilled to learn our wonderful Family Educator Collette was selected to receive over 350 school supplies and books from the Kids in Need Foundation (KINF), sponsored by PNC Financial Services Group! In honor of Black History Month, PNC provided diverse and age-appropriate books, in addition to the many school supplies we received from KINF. These amazing donations are now making their way…

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Masking Up Thanks to Hmong American Partnership 3334 1459 Maren Nelson

Masking Up Thanks to Hmong American Partnership

Last week, Way to Grow received a large donation of face masks and hand sanitizer from our community partner, the Hmong American Partnership! Making sure our families and children are healthy and safe is very important to us, and this generous gift allows us to extend a helping hand to families who may not have accesses…

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Upcoming Events

SHINE Celebration!

October 8 / 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Play to Grow

July 14 / 10:30 am11:30 am

Together We Grow

June 22 / 10:30 am12:00 pm

Together We Grow

June 18 / 10:30 am11:30 am

Education is Power

June 9 / 12:00 pm12:30 pm

Play to Grow

June 9 / 10:30 am11:30 am

Together We Grow

May 26 / 5:30 pm7:00 pm

Together We Grow

May 21 / 10:30 am11:30 am

Dream Tracks

May 20 / 5:45 pm6:45 pm

Play to Grow

May 12 / 10:30 am11:30 am

2020 Shine Celebration

September 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm7:30 pm

2020 Education is Power

June 16, 2020 / 12:00 pm5:30 pm

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