What does it take to build a school from the ground up? Community!

There is a lot to do to get the school ready to welcome children on the first day and we could use your help. 

In the coming weeks, we mostly need volunteers to help with painting, inventory, and miscellaneous handy tasks to help support the teachers as they get ready to move into the space and prepare it for the children. 

Beyond that, we will be looking to tap into the incredible gifts our community brings to the table to help fulfill our short term and long term goals for the school. This page will be updated as those needs arise.


At the school:

426 Osceola Ave, St. Paul. Map it.

Use the entrance near the parking lot.


Painting, Inventory, Furniture Moving, Miscellaneous Tasks

Show up for an hour or 3 or 6 - we’ll take whatever you have to give! Bring friends if you can!

Currently scheduled work days:

  • Saturday, August 10, 12-5pm

  • Sunday, August 11, 10am-3pm

  • Tuesday, August 13, 6-9:30pm

  • Thursday, August 15th, 6-9:30pm


What if I don't know how to paint or do inventory or I’m not handy? 

Come anyway -- we can show you how and there will be other ways to contribute. We don’t need perfection. We need progress.

Will there be food? 

If you bring it! Please bring some snacks to share if you can. If you'll be there during lunch or dinner, pack something to eat, or we may arrange to order in some food together.

What should I bring? 

Glad you asked! If you can, here are some things to bring (and no worries if you don't have any of these!)

  • Wear clothes you can get messy

  • Snacks to share if you like

  • Your kids if you feel they would like to join and be helpful - involving kids in the making of the school will help build excitement and give them a sense of ownership. But you know them best - kids are not required :)

Do I need to RSVP? 

Nope. Show up and we’ll put you to work.

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Thank you for your interest in helping us build this school!