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Restore and Recover Community Gathering

Restore and Recover Community Gathering Please join us on Wednesday, June 10, from 11 am – 2:30 pm for our community gathering. Now is the time to help restore and recover from the tragic death of George Floyd. We are distributing non-perishable food items, hygiene products, baby products, and more. Free food provided by YouthLink, […]

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for George Floyd Our vision at YouthLink is to create a community in which ALL YOUTH, without regard to their living situation, have an equal opportunity to pursue their goals and dreams and an equal likelihood of achieving them. We firmly believe youth should feel respected and safe, not fearful, on the streets of […]

Housing Supervisor: Downtown View

View a PDF version of the job description here. Company Name: YouthLink Job Category:  Housing Required Experience: 5+ years Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Industry: Youth Development Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Approximate Salary: $50,000 Position Type: Full Time Date Posted: May 11, 2019 About Founded in 1977, YouthLink is a leader in the Twin Cities for guiding […]

Archdale Housing Transition Coach

View a PDF version of the job description here. Company Name: YouthLink Job Category:  Direct Service/ Social Service Required Experience: 2-5 years Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Industry: Youth Development Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Approximate Salary: $38,000 Position Type: Full Time Date Posted: May 11, 2019 About Founded in 1977, YouthLink is a leader in the Twin Cities […]

The Story of “BR”

For more than a year, YouthLink opportunity navigators have supported and guided “BR” (age 21) to move into his first independent living experience at Nicollet Square. Nicollet Square is an efficiency apartment and in partnership with the property owners at Beacon Interfaith Housing. Upon moving in, BR had no independent living skills and YouthLink staff stepped in […]

YouthLink COVID-19 Response

Last Updated March 17, 2020, 9:00 am   To our community friends and partners, With the health and well-being of our young adults, staff, YOC partners, volunteers and community being paramount, YouthLink is taking precautionary measures to protect our delivery of safe, quality services. Our Rapid Response Team is in direct communication with Hennepin County […]

Koliesha Banks serves a customer at the Wildflyer Coffee stand at the Linden Hills Farmers Market. Wildflyer is raising funds to find a permanent location so they can employ more unstably housed youth and provide them with regular hours. Photo by Andrew Hazzard

Nonprofit employing homeless youth seeks permanent location

Originally Published by Southwest Journal  August 11, 2019, by Andrew Hazzard On a rainy Sunday morning, Koliesha Banks stood behind a booth at the Linden Hills farmers market, brewing and serving fresh coffee. Banks works for Wildflyer Coffee, a Minneapolis nonprofit organization that seeks to provide job and life skills training to youth experiencing homelessness in the […]