Community Fund

Community Fund October 2013

Homework Help is one of Hennepin County Library’s largest out-of-school time services. It links youth to their library resources, supports student success, creates lifelong learners, and shapes future leaders.

This fall we were able to donate to the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Our contribution will go towards the Homework Help program at the Northeast Minneapolis Library. It is important to us as a company to support student success.

The Minneapolis Public Library was one of the first libraries in the country to introduce a free after-school homework assistance program. The concept was to provide in-person homework assistance to youth in libraries throughout the city. Nearly two decades later, the program has expanded to suburban communities, engaged a diverse base of volunteers, and added an online component, Homework Rescue.

Homework Help operates in 11 locations including Augsburg Park Library in Richfield, Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park Library in Brooklyn Park, Hopkins Library in Hopkins, and East Lake, Franklin, Hosmer, Nokomis, North Regional, Northeast, and Sumner Libraries in Minneapolis. Each location offers in-person drop-in, homework assistance 10-15 hours per week from September through May.