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


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 .

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, Ink.
  • 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
  • Warner Lights Company 


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.  



posted Nov 24, 2013, 6:19 AM by Merrick Community Services .


The Shuharikan Dojo hosted its second annual food drive fundraiser for MCS in September – raising $618 and 200 pounds of food and personal care products.


The fundraiser, 1,002 Rolls for Food and Peace, was part of the dojo's Aikido for Peace Week.  During the roll-a-thon, the children's class performed over 1,300 martial arts rolls, raising food items and funds from their sponsors.  


The Shuharikan Dojo is a non-profit martial arts organization offering Aikido classes for adults and children. It is located at 265 West 7th Street, 3rd Floor, in St. Paul.


Picture - Courtney Roessler, Food Shelf Director, presented the Dojo leaders and children’s class with a Certificate of Appreciation for their generosity.


THANK YOU Shuharikan Dojo for your contributions and donations in support of children, families and seniors on Saint Paul's East Side!

Contractor Positions Available

posted Nov 20, 2013, 5:20 AM by Merrick Community Services .   [ updated Nov 20, 2013, 5:27 AM ]

Merrick Community Services is hiring qualified individuals to fill key positions that are currently open.  
  • Snow Shovelers/Independent Contractors

    Merrick Community Services is seeking individuals to shovel senior residences in the Mac-Groveland, Highland, and Eastside neighborhoods of St. Paul. Persons must have dependable transportation with a valid drivers license and insurance. Applicants with snow removal equipment and a clean criminal history preferred. Contractors will be paid $11.50 per hour plus equipment use reimbursement. For more information, please call 651-771-6325.

National Night Out At Merrick

posted Aug 21, 2013, 9:48 PM by Merrick Community Services .   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 10:54 PM ]

Neighbors, families and friends gathered at Merrick's Community Center on August 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for food, fun, musicand more! A special thank you to our NNO partners, volunteers and community members
who contributed to the event!
District 5 Councilmember Amy Brendmoen,
District 5 Planning Council
Railroad Island Task Force,
St. Paul Fire Department
St. Paul Police Department
Merrick Community Services Staff and Dedicated Volunteers
Pictures of the event courtesy Rod Mendenhall, MCS Board Member.

Black History Month, Inspiration, Celebration, Leadership

posted Mar 20, 2013, 12:03 PM by Merrick Community Services .   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 9:32 PM ]

Merrick Hosts Black History Month
Honoring Our Past: Inspiring Youth for Leadership in the 21st Century!
 Standing room only lead way to a fun and memorable event this year at Merrick Community Services, as the East Side Community gathered in celebration of Black History Month. SPOKEN WORD, DANCE TEAM, AFRICAN DRUMMING, DRILL TEAM and SOUL FOOD SAMPLING were the day's cultural touchstones. A special thank you to all who attended, community resources and vendors,  as well as, Counclmember Amy Brendmoen, St. Paul City Council, District 5 for her closing remarks.

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