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Dowling Community Education

Hello Dowling families and friends!

While this fall may look a little different. Community Ed is still excited to offer virtual Community Ed classes!  Live classes will run Monday through Thursday.  Live classes will be run through Google Meet.  We are also offering some on demand classes that you can participate in at any time as well.  Now more than ever we recognize the importance of supporting students’ social and emotional development.  As we go into fall we invite you to find one of our programs for your youth.  Our programs serve youth in grades K-5 at Minneapolis Public school locations across the city.


Registration opens Monday September 21st

Registration deadline is Friday October 2nd

Live classes start October 5th 


  • Classes are first-come, first-serve.


  • A big change that will take place for families is our sliding scale fee pricing options.  We understand that there may be some families who are currently experiencing financial hardships and we also know how kind and caring families are in our schools.  You’ll see that you will be able to pick what you’re comfortable paying.  We will continue to offer scholarships as well for those families that qualify for free and reduced lunch. No student will be turned away for inability to pay.


  • Your contribution helps us cover the cost of scholarships at this school and others.  Across Minneapolis Community Education, we gave more than $15,000 in after school scholarships in 2019 and appreciate your help in making our programs accessible to all. 


  • Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be issued when requested at least three business days before the class starts. Full refunds will be issued if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment.



Click the below link to view our Community Education classes in a google doc, with links for class registration



Or you may use this link to access our Community Education registration system


Thank you!


Devin Nelson   |

Dowling Youth and Adult Programs Coordinator

Minneapolis Community Education   |   Minneapolis Public Schools

About Us:
Dowling is a K-5 school across from the beautiful Mississippi River. Community Education has a strong afterschool program supporting academics, sports and arts Monday through Wednesday, from 3:10 to 5:10 p.m.