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GRIP Youth Tour Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2017-07-17

As soon as he stepped into the Tuskegee University Chapel – with its century-old pews and stained glass – Airrion Williams could instantly describe the atmosphere of this Alabama university:…

Intern Spotlight: Sarah Fleming

2017-07-11

Graduate student and Neighborhood House intern Sarah Fleming didn’t always know where her social work career would take her. Now, she’s not only a Neighborhood House program coordinator, but also…

Can Minnesota Irrigate Its Food Deserts?

2017-03-20

Imagine you live in a neighborhood where your nearest source of food is a fast food restaurant or gas station, and the closest grocery store is over a mile away….

Our Hearth

2016-12-15

For many, the holiday season is a joyous time. Like you, as snow swirls around us, I will gather my loved ones close to celebrate our cherished family traditions and…

March to the Mailbox

As temperatures plunge, the commons area at Rivers Edge Academy remains a hotbed of activity. As the entire student body and staff, along with mentors from Neighborhood House’s College Access program, gather together to celebrate their college-bound…

Minnesota Quilters Donate 100 Baby Blankets

2016-07-22

In January, Martha Eaves lost her 17-year-old grandson Joe to a longtime respiratory ailment. His favorite blanket, a quilt she had made for him when he was a baby, remained…

The Teacher Makes House Calls

2016-06-23

Within seconds of Abeba welcoming Danielle into the apartment, Melat, her 2-year-old daughter is eagerly showing off her new toys. She races up and down the narrow hallway between her…

The First Teacher

2016-06-15

When asked about the most influential teacher in your life, who would you choose? Many of us have clear memories of that person. At Neighborhood House, we see parents as…

Claudia’s Story

One day, while out for a walk with her children, Claudia stumbled across the Wellstone Center. Excited to learn that Neighborhood House offered free English classes, she quickly enrolled and…

Eat the Octopus

2016-06-10

Trust is a tricky thing. It can take weeks, months, even years to develop — only to evaporate over a single misunderstanding or careless word. When they begin working with…