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The 2020 Census: The problem with undercounts

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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…

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

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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…

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Let’s remove shame from the school lunch menu

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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…

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Making arts education accessible

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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…

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Stefon Diggs helps 750 families this Thanksgiving

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Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver, donated 750 turkeys and helped distribute them to Neighborhood House participants with the help of Greater Twin Cities United Way. “Food insecurity is rising…

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Our new library needs 50 books for 50 kids

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    Reading helps children develop language skills, stimulates their imaginations, and expands their understanding of the world. It’s an important activity that’s critical to a child’s development. But access…

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Baby shower for community members 

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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…

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A Better Kind of Food Shelf Model

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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…

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Beaningful—Now Open for Happy Hour!

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Bring a friend and enjoy a glass of chardonnay and a charcuterie board while supporting Neighborhood House participants. Beaningful employees have gone through adult education at Neighborhood House and are…

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Vikings Table Serves Fresh Meals to Children at Neighborhood House

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On October 8th, Vikings staff pulled up to Neighborhood House with a 38-foot Winnebago drenched in purple. Instead of plush pivoting chairs and a stationary dinette, the fully-converted bus held…