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The 2020 Census: The problem with undercounts

2020-02-06

The framers of the U.S. Constitution chose population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land. In order to accurately do that, we conduct a census…

From Home to School: Helping Immigrant Families Prepare for the American School System

2020-01-23

Immigrants and refugees face complex challenges as they work to adapt to life in a new country. For those settling in the United States, a major hurdle is beginning to…

Let’s remove shame from the school lunch menu

2020-01-02

No Minnesota school lunchroom refuses to serve a student with lunch debt, but some schools offer the student an alternative meal—typically a cold, pre-packed sandwich that’s only given to students…

Making arts education accessible

2019-12-16

The arts have an important impact on youth development. Studies have shown that involvement with the arts is associated with better academic and civic outcomes for young adults. Unfortunately, not…

Baby shower for community members 

2019-11-20

Seeing how her grandson, George, came into the world, Jean King was struck by how lucky he was. He was celebrated with multiple baby showers, received high-end baby gear, and…

A Better Kind of Food Shelf Model

2019-10-23

You may know that food shelves are based on different models. A standardized food box model is when a food shelf puts together a standard box or bag filled with…

Amazing Alejandro

2019-07-24

Alejandro came to the US from Mexico City in 2014. When he came here, Alejandro started out living with a friend for three months and working a temp job to…

The third time’s the charm

2019-06-28

For 23 years, Mike Bauer had a dream to become a high school graduate. And because of his classes at Neighborhood House, he’s on his way. Mike said that he…

2019 Constance Currie Scholars

2019-06-26

  Constance Currie was the executive director and face of Neighborhood House from 1918-1957—nearly 40 years of service! Two years after her tenure ended in 1959, the Constance Currie Education…

Meet Lee Bunge

2019-05-28

Do you know what a Grain Train is? For Lee Bunge, it is the result of a summer’s hard work. For those of you who don’t know what it is,…