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.

Our Latest

Third Grade Graduation 6285 2744 Payton Gresczyk

Third Grade Graduation

Last Wednesday, we said “congratulations!” to our 43 third graders as they graduated from the Way to Grow Great by Eight program. Graduation was held on zoom and was filled with cheerful faces of our Way to Grow students and their amazing families. The celebration featured fun and animated story time with Ellie McKay, an…

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Summer Tutoring Initiative 3327 1441 Kate Kinkade

Summer Tutoring Initiative

This summer, Way to Grow is partnering with Literacy Minnesota’s Summer Reads program! Literacy Minnesota hires AmeriCorps VISTA members and provides literacy education training to young Summer Reads mentors. Way to Grow provides a supervisor, technology, and supplies! The Summer Reads mentors offer virtual small group reading and writing instruction for children in order to maintain and…

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Meet our New Staff! 3334 1459 Payton Gresczyk

Meet our New Staff!

We are excited to welcome six new team members at Way to Grow! Learn a bit more about Angela, Payton, Daniel, Dawn, Kate, and Fartun! Angela Hamilton Recruiter & Resource Advocate Tell us a little bit about yourself! My name is Angela, I live in Minneapolis. I grew up in Minnesota most of my life,…

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Upcoming Events

SHINE Gala!

October 30 / 6:00 pm10:00 pm
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Car Seat Training

September 18 / 9:30 am12:00 pm
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Car Seat Training

August 21 / 9:30 am12:00 pm
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Car Seat Training

July 17 / 9:30 am12:00 pm
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Play to Grow

July 14 / 10:30 am11:30 am
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Together We Grow

July 13 / 10:30 am12:00 pm
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Car Seat Training

June 19 / 9:30 am12:00 pm
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Together We Grow

June 18 / 10:30 am11:30 am
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Education is Power

June 9 / 12:00 pm12:30 pm

Play to Grow

June 9 / 10:30 am11:30 am
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Together We Grow

May 26 / 5:30 pm7:00 pm
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Together We Grow

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