Literacy Minnesota Announces New Open Door Learning Center Location

August 2023


Longstanding adult education nonprofit, Literacy Minnesota, to open new learning center location in North Minneapolis. 

  • The new center sits at the intersection of West Broadway and Lyndale Avenue. 

  • Offerings will include free adult classes for GED prep, career readiness, computer skills, digital literacy, English-language learning and citizenship. 

  • The learning center’s first event will be a public open house on Sept. 8, 2023, to celebrate International Literacy Day. 

Outside of the new Open Door Learning Center on Broadway and Lyndale

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 9, 2023. ——— Literacy Minnesota, a Twin Cities-based education nonprofit, announced today that it will add a new location for free adult classes in North Minneapolis. The new Open Door Learning Center will be located at 627 W. Broadway Avenue on the second floor. Class offerings will include GED prep, career readiness support, computer skills, digital literacy, English-language learning and citizenship. Class schedules will develop based on class demand; enrollment and program information will be available shortly.

“With the recent departure of Aldi, Walgreens and other businesses in the past few months, the phrase “resource desert” has surfaced concerning North Minneapolis," says Literacy Minnesota President Anton Jones. "It is important to recognize the existing endeavors of dedicated individuals and organizations in the community who are actively combatting this perception. We eagerly anticipate becoming not only partners but also collaborators in these commendable initiatives."

The first public event held at the new Open Door Learning Center location will be Sept. 8. This is a family-friendly, community open house to celebrate International Literacy Day, and will last from 3 – 7 p.m. All members of the North Minneapolis community and supporters of literacy causes are invited to attend the event.


About Literacy Minnesota 

Literacy Minnesota is Twin Cities-based nonprofit organization that supports free adult education, English-language learning and digital literacy. It has a 50-year history of leadership in the field of adult education on a local and national level, with its Northstar Digital Literacy curriculum platform being used by education programs across the country. 

About Open Door Learning Centers 

Open Door, a program of Literacy Minnesota, operates multiple learning centers across the Twin Cities. Open Door Learning Centers provide free classes for adults.