Merrick in a Time of Change:
Adapting and Evolving

Today, Merrick Community Services stands as one of the oldest nonprofit agencies in Ramsey County, with a history of assisting individuals and families transition from poverty and become self-sufficient and stable.  The core programs of MCS are Nutritional and Independence Services (comprised of the Food Shelves and MOW/Senior Services) and Employment, Family and Youth Services.

Register for Mpower College and Career Exploration Today!

Merrick Community Services' youth program Mpower was created to develop the skills our young people possess. Through college and career exposure program, students will get paid to explore the pathways to careers. This program is for high school students age 14-18 in Ramsey county with a focus on the East Side of St. Paul. If you are a High School Student interested in our 8-week summer program, a community member willing to share knowledge and time with our youth, or representing a company/organization willing to offer site tours, job shadowing, or internships please complete the form.

2023 UpLift Ran for the Roses!

Merrick Community Services celebrated in style at this year's Uplift event.

Senior Spring Clean Up 2023 a Great Success!

Community Members and Twin Cities Fighting Illini Club
3M Team
One of our Happy Seniors!


 Merrick’s Spring Clean Up was held the week of May 15th with two groups tackling the yards of some very grateful Seniors on the East Side, Ramsey and Washington County.  The rain was looming but our volunteers came prepared for anything!  Teams went out in small groups, raking leaves, picking up branches, cutting lawns, pulling down overgrown vines and clearing out flowerbeds.  

Thank you to 3M, community members and the Twin Cities Ilinni Club.   

Thank you for your support

MCS also thanks our sponsors for their generous support of our work

Merrick Community Services remains committed to breaking the cycle of multi-generational and concentrated poverty in our community.  We will continue to work with others in challenging and advocating for systems change.  But, to be successful, we all need to be pulling in the same direction – to bend toward justice.