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March to the Mailbox

2016-12-15

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…

Tomorrow’s Heroes

2016-06-07

During his first month in the US, Abdi saw a homeless man in St. Paul being mugged and rushed to help, stopping the robbery and earning the praise of police…

Rocket Science

2016-06-02

Are dinosaurs real, or make-believe? If we place a marble in a glass of water will it sink or float? How do planes fly? If you and your friends laid…

Making the Grade

2016-05-31

  Nearly two years ago Yuki, her husband, and their two children, moved to Minnesota. Originally from Hong Kong, she learned about Neighborhood House from a friend of her husband’s…

Notes From The Classroom

2016-04-01

I began my year of AmeriCorps service around the same time Wendy enrolled in English classes. A native Spanish-speaker from Mexico, Wendy remembers feeling “very comfortable with Neighborhood House” and…