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Southside Family Nurturing Center

Together with families and the community, we nurture children, build on family strengths, and find alternatives to violence.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 1/16/2014
2448 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612 721 2762
Fax: 612 721 1301
EIN 41-1274177
Principal Staff Julie Ellefson, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 17
Number of Volunteers 50
Number of Clients Served 139
Affiliations We are accredited by NAEYC and have a 4 Star parent Aware rating
General Information
Board Chair Linda Haugen
Number of Board Members 6
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 5.29
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In the past year we served 139 individuals from 49 families which included 66 children less than five years of age. We offered 194 toddler and 194 preschool classes and over 28 Family events. Over 88 percent of our families were living well below the federal poverty guidelines. We completed our Natural Playscape project for our backyard, providing our children with a educational outdoor space for exploration and play that also beautifies our neighborhood. Upon completion of the school year; •66% of our children demonstrated age-appropriate social/emotional, cognitive, language/literacy, and physical development; •83% of our children who did not demonstrate age-appropriate social/emotional, cognitive, language/literacy, and physical development received further diagnostic assessment and/or intervention services; and •83% of our children entering kindergarten were ready for kindergarten.
Current Goals
Our goals as listed in our most recent Annual report are to; Complete repairs from the July 4, 2012 flood of our building. to Implement Nurturing Parenting, a formal home visiting and parent education curriculum. To Begin working on a new strategic plan for 2014-2019. and to host three fundraising events, update our donor data base and hire a Children’s Program Director.
Community or Constituency Served
Southside Family Nurturing Center is located in the Phillips Community of South Minneapolis, we serve culturally diverse families living in moderate to severe poverty who are struggling to cope with multiple issues including; chemical dependency, domestic violence, mental illness, homelessness and isolation.
Geographic Area Served
We are located in the Phillips community of South Minneapolis; we serve families in the Phillips neighborhoods, as well as Whittier, Powderhorn and Seward.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $553,792 69.9%
Management: $169,551 21.4%
Fundraising: $69,145 8.7%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2010 2010
End of Year: $1,057,721 $1,398,631 $0
Beginning of Year $1,082,256 $1,387,477 $0
Difference ($24,535) $11,154 $0
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $1,057,721
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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