Keystone Community Services

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $12,000

Located in St. Paul. Founded in 1939, Keystone provides services for youth and families, seniors, and those needing food services or crisis support. Programming and services are delivered out of their West 7th Community Center, three food shelves, and Youth Express sites. Keystone provides year-round programming for youth ages 5-12 at both its McDonough and West 7th sites, offering tutoring in math, reading, and SEL skills, as well as culturally based programming.

Grant supports expanding opportunities for culturally responsive family engagement in its Community Kids program at the West 7th site and the Teen Tutor program at the McDonough site. They will establish a quarterly Parent Advisory Council at Teen Tutor, plan and implement quarterly family engagement activities at each site, and provide individual consultations to help families advocate for their children within both Keystone programs and at school. Additional hours of interpreter services will also help facilitate family engagement.