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Volunteers needed for Homework Hub

The Hennepin County Library is looking for volunteers to help out at its Homework Hub — an after-school resource for students in elementary, middle and high school.

At least 100 volunteers are needed to help out at the following county libraries: Augsburg Park, Brookdale, Central, East Lake, Franklin, Hopkins, Hosmer, North Regional and Sumner.

Students made nearly 12,000 visits to the Homework Hub last year, according to library officials. In a statement released by the library, one fifth grader said this of the volunteers: “I get A’s on all my homework because of you guys’ help. I will never forget the area of a circle because of you guys’ help. You guys should get nominated for a Nobel prize for helping and caring.”

Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman said she wants to raise awareness about the after-school resource. “At the Homework Hub sites, young people get smart, gain confidence, and have fun at the same time. … Homework Hubs not only help us meet graduation goals but they help kids begin a lifelong relationship with the library — something that will help them achieve success throughout their lives,” she said.

Lead tutors will supervise volunteers who will help students working on a variety of subjects, including reading, math, history, language arts and more.

For more information: visit hclib.org (to fill out an application at hclib.org/pub/info/support/Volunteers.cfm).

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City looking for bilingual election judges

The city of Minneapolis needs election judges who can assist voters with the following languages: American Sign Language, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Oromo, Laotian and Russian.

Those interested must be eligible to vote. To get involved, contact the Minneapolis Office of Elections at 673-3870.

For more information:
Visit ci.minneapolis.mn.us/elections or call 311.