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CareerOneStop

Source for career exploration and finding local training and jobs. Also provides numerous job skill-building videos in English and Spanish.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer financial tools that educate and empower consumers to make better informed financial decisions, including specific resources on protecting yourself financially from coronavirus.

Crash Course

Free, video-based instruction on subjects ranging from math and science to the humanities.

EdX

Open-source nonprofit partnership of global universities providing free online college courses.

GCFLearnFree

Learn essential skills, such as Microsoft Office and email, reading, math, and more. Also in Spanish.

Khan Academy

Free, self-paced learning for math, science, humanities, test prep, personal finance, career development and more.

Literacy Minnesota

Find free adult classes and computer, software and technology skills tests.   

Saint Paul Public Schools Adult Basic Education (Hubbs Center)

Online classes and distance learning for all levels of ESL, GED, college prep, and job training.

Small Business Administration Learning Center

Variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.

W3Schools

Free online learning tutorials and reference for wide range of software coding languages.

Common Sense Media

Reviews of television, movies, apps and digital games. Also sponsors Wide Open School, a curated collection of digital media activities and resources to help families with children of all ages during school closures.

COVID-19 Book from Nosy Crow

A free eBook describing the COVID-19 crisis with language and pictures appropriate for children and their caregivers to discuss current events and answer questions in a comprehensive way.

The Genius of Play

Includes play ideas and games, expert advice, and information on the benefits of play.

Kids Listen

Podcasts for children, with topics including storytelling, science, crafts, and more.

PBS Kids for Parents

Resources for caregivers to cultivate fun and educational environments at home. Search PBS Kids for online games and activities specific to a child's age and interest.

Reading Rockets

Reading tips for caregivers in many languages, book recommendations, literacy activities, and caregiver resources.

Storyblocks

Recorded videos of songs, rhymes and fingerplays for young children. Videos are available in many languages and include early literacy tips for caregivers.

Zero to Three

Range of resources for caregivers of babies and toddlers on early development and well-being, early learning, and parenting.

Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA)

Hub of educator curated tools, strategies, tips and best practices for supporting K-12 students with disabilities online.

Edutopia

Collection of articles and videos highlighting best practices for K-12 educators to adopt or adapt to support learning. Includes timely emphasis on supporting learners in the context of COVID-19 and distance learning.

GoNoodle

Movement and mindfulness videos to keep kids moving and active.

NASA Education

Includes an array of free activities and teaching resources for STEM learning for elementary - high school.

Quill

Free tools to help make your students better writers. Includes writing and grammar lessons for K-12 students with assessment options.

ReadWriteThink

High quality resources in reading and language arts instruction including lesson plans, classroom and professional development resources.

Social Justice Books

A project of Teaching for Change that includes tools, resources and reviews for building social justice starting in the classroom.

Teaching Tolerance

Resources for K-12 educators to supplement curriculum, inform practices, and create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

University of Minnesota Raptor Lab

Free research and investigation STEM tool aimed at middle school - high school students. Includes curriculum, student guide and research templates.

Crisis Text Line

Live trained counselors available by text anytime, anywhere to talk.

Hennepin County Library Brooklyn Park Teen Tech Squad

Resources, STEAM activities, and educational fun with the Hennepin County Library Teen Tech Squad.

Khan Academy

Free school resources for families, including daily schedules.

Minnesota Children's Museum

Resources, tips and hands-on activities to support play at home.

National Geographic Learn at Home

Resources for learning activities at home.

Playworks

Resources to help youth stay active.

Ted-Ed at Home

Free educational videos and resources to support learning at home.

Storyline Online

Picture book read alouds by celebrated actors. Includes curriculum guides for caregivers and educators.

Wide Open School

Tools and resources for home learning.

CareerForce Virtual & Interactive Services for Career Seekers

Provides tailored resources to help meet the needs of all Minnesota career seekers and employers.

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)  

Job counseling and placement, career trainings, and more with a focus on the Latino individual and family. Programs and website available in English and Spanish.

Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota – Job Training & Placement

New career training, college and career navigation and personalized, flexible job placement services for individuals.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Nonprofit-specific job board and resources and tools for starting and funding a nonprofit.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development – Financing Program

Business financing programs to help companies and communities retain existing jobs and create new high-quality jobs.

Minnesota State CAREERwise

Provides online tools for career planning and education. Produced by the Workforce Development Department of Minnesota State.

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program

Official website to apply for unemployment benefits. Available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.

MinnesotaWorks.net

Log in to search and apply for thousands of jobs in Minnesota

Small Business Administration - Minnesota District Office

State and local business information and resources, including lenders, funding programs, and business counseling and training.

Springboard for the Arts

Information for artists, including Springboard for the Arts Personal Emergency Relief Fund, health care, mental health care, legal guidance and more.

Hennepin County COVID-19 response

Information about Hennepin County services and actions related to COVID-19. An information line is available to call for help with essential needs, including clothing, financial assistance, grocery and household supplies, medical care and equipment, or medication.

There's also an extensive list of other local resources: COVID-19 community resources.

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

Directory providing services, programs and partnerships that address poverty and increase family and economic stability in Hennepin County.

Hunger Solutions

Directory of food and hunger resources that can be sorted by type and location.

Mental Health Minnesota

Advocacy and education site with local resources and mental health support.

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19

Information from the Minnesota Department of Health covering government orders, up to date data on the pandemic in Minnesota and resources available to residents.

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Emergency Food Support

State information for applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), locating food shelves and meal programs, and other food support resources.

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Discrimination Helpline

Helpline information to report bias and discrimination during COVID-19. Allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

MNsure COVID-19 Emergency Special Enrollment

Special enrollment period (SEP) available for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance in response to the potential growth of COVID-19.

Native Governance Center: COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country

Highlights of the Native Governance Center's approach to nation building, tips for Indigenized communication during COVID-19, and the values that scope their response and decision making during this time.

Women's Advocates

Information for women in need of crisis support, including emergency shelter, basic needs, and advocacy.

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