Merrick Mix & Mingle

posted Sep 13, 2014, 3:47 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 8:57 AM ]

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for this first annual after-work event celebrating and supporting the changing of lives on Saint Paul’s East Side.
Merrick Community Services has been helping residents on Saint Paul’s East Side for more than 106 years by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and promoting their independence. More than 15,000 individuals are served annually.


To Tour The History of Payne Avenue & The Birth of the Neighborhood Lower Payne and Railroad Island

2014-15 Environmental Construction Worker Training Program!

posted Sep 2, 2014, 10:07 AM by Merrick Community Services

Merrick Community Services is accepting applications for the 2014—2015 Environmental Construction Worker Training Program!

We have 30 enrollment spaces available.

The training program provides both environmental construction training as well as basic life skills:

  • environmental training modules of ECWTP include 40 hours of training in Hazardous Waste Clean-Up, OSHA 30, and 16 hours of Confined Space
  • ECWTP also provides 40 hours of Weatherization and Introduction to Green training.
  • Merrick Community Services provides training in First Aid, CPR, Adult AED, basic computer, completing job applications, interviewing, job success and financial literacy.  MCS also assists students who need additional support in reading, math, and acquiring their GED.

Employment & Resource Fair

posted Aug 11, 2014, 5:27 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 5:52 PM ]

This Job and Resource Fair is brought to you by the East Side Collaborative: 
Arlington Hills Community Center Community Room A 
Wednesday, August 20th 
10am - 2pm

Employers & Job Resources Include:
  Apac Customer Services
  Associated Bank
  Cub Foods
  Diversion Solutions
  Express Employment Professionals
  Goodwill/Easter Seals
  Job Connect & Construction Hiring Connection
  Lyman Companies
  Marsden Building Maintenance
  Reliable Home Care
  Spartan Staffing

National Night Out

posted Aug 4, 2014, 9:26 AM by Merrick Community Services

join us on Tuesday, August 5th, from 5:30 - 7:30
A community celebration of National Night Out.  
This year's event will be held at Hope Community Academy Charter School, 720 Payne Avenue, which is at the intersection of Payne and Minnehaha - across from the East Side Precinct of the Saint Paul Police Department.

This past quarter clients and participants of Merrick’s Employment Services have been hired at the following corporations

posted Jul 18, 2014, 3:51 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Oct 8, 2014, 6:12 AM ]

If you are looking for work, please feel free to set up an appointment with our staff for any of your employment needs.

  • Bituminous Roadways, Inc.
  • Cub Foods, Inc.
  • Century Fence, Inc.
  • ESCH Construction Supply
  • Innovative Building Concepts, Inc.
  • Jamek Engineering, Inc.
  • Lorenz Busing, Corporation
  • Northern Technologies, Corporation
  • PCI Roads, LLC
  • Red Lobster, Inc.
  • Shafer Contracting Company
  • SM Hentges Construction
  • TMI Coatings, Incorporated
  • Vannguard Utility Partners
  • Verde Restorations, Inc.
  • Ruiz General Contractors
  • Warning Lites Company
  • Gopher State Cleaning Company
  • Ramsey County Government
  • Delta Airlines 
  • Saint Paul Public Schools
  • UCare
  • Jason Construction
  • Reliable Home Maintenance Construction
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Unique Edge Inc
  • ACCRA Corporation
  • R&R Landscaping
  • APAC Honeywell
  • Target Corporation
  • Dart Transportation
  • Swift Transportation


Looking for a New Job? Come Meet Some New Employers

posted Jul 18, 2014, 3:42 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Jul 18, 2014, 3:55 PM ]


East Side Collaborative & Employment & Resource Fair 

When: Wednesday, August 20th from 10am-2pm


Arlington Hills Community Center

1200 Payne Avenue

Map location

For more information:


Click Here to Print Flyer




posted Jul 16, 2014, 4:17 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 4:56 PM ]

Merrick Food Shelf at Woodland Hills
1740 Van Dyke Street, St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: (651) 287-2088

Merrick Community Services Food Shelf at Woodland Hills will be offering FREE PRODUCE on the following dates:


·        Saturday, August 9th

·        Saturday, September 13th

·        Saturday, October 11th


Events will run at Woodland Hills from 9:00am until the food is gone. First come-first serve

Bring your own bags


Frutas y Verduras Gratis

Merrick Community Services a Woodland Hills ofreceran comida gratis en las siguientes fechas:

Sabado, Augusto 9

Sabado, Septiembre 13

Sabado, Octubre 11

Eventos funcionaran a Woodland Hills de 9:00am hasta que la comida se ha terminado, por orden de llegada.

Traer sus propias bolsas



Youth understanding the power of growing plants

posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:14 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Jun 27, 2014, 3:01 PM ]

 Much appreciation goes out to our partners!! MN Horticulture Society for providing us the gardens,Kyle Findlay - the Eagle Scouts candidate who planted the garden and helping our youth understand the power of growing plants.

1st Annual Momentum Breakfast

posted Jun 14, 2014, 5:11 AM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Jun 14, 2014, 5:12 AM ]


posted Mar 10, 2014, 6:27 PM by Merrick Community Services   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 6:30 PM ]


Stretch your donation by giving to Merrick’s food shelf during the month of March.  Did you know that food shelves are able to purchase nearly double the amount of food that you can with the same cash? During the month of March, Merrick will receive a grant that is based off of the donations received by the food shelf,your donation to Merrick’s food shelf is stretched twice!

Please Visit Merrick Community Center Events page for more information about donation instructions,or if you would like to host a food/donation drop off.  


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