Basic Information

Address: 1115 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 612.331.3454
Fax Number: 612.331.3472
Director: Chad Caruthers

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Youth, Education, Community Development, Social Justice
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Urban Youth in grades 4-8
Ages for Volunteer: 14+
Hours of Service: Between 2 and 6 pm
Minimum Hours Required: 2.5/week
Days of Service: Monday-Thursday
Mission Statement:

ACES mission is to close the academic achievement gap for urban youth in grades four through eight.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe in the "ABCs of ACES" Academics, Behavior, and Community...the common threads that will help to produce happy, healthy, productive members of our community.

Program History:

This is ACES 18th school year. We are operating our programs in 6 school sites throughout Minneapolis and St Paul and are hoping to serve at least 600 students this year. We continue to grow each each year and hope to serve at least 100 more students each year and expand our reach throughout the Twin Cities.


We have several "Internal Events", which involve staff, volunteers and students. In addition, ACES holds two major fundraising events each year. One is a 5K Run/walk that takes place on "Black Friday" and the other is a luncheon that is hosted by ACES long-time board member Mark Rosen.

Additional Information:

Join our team in building and/or developing future leaders of all ages!!!