Welcome to Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Fly in to Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf with your donation today and help us knock out hunger!

Hallie Q. Brown’s goal is to raise 60,000 pounds and dollars for our food shelf this March Campaign. It will take a hero to make this happen. It will take you. Dust off that cape and get flyin’ to your local grocery store, collect food,  and please give to Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf.Hallies Heroes PunchOut H&V RGB

Help Hallie Q. Brown Community Center fight Professor Poverty and the forces of H.U.N.G.E.R (Hindering Upstanding Neighbors Giving Efforts and Resources) by becoming one of Hallie’s Heroes and organizing a food drive, forming a team to collect donations or even donate yourself. Just click this link to join Hallie’s Heroes!
And you can witness the epic battle by following Professor Poverty (@ProfPoverty) and Hallie’s Heroes (@HalliesHeroes) on Twitter and visiting them on FaceBook (Professor Poverty, Hallies Heroes).

March is the best time to give. Your tax deductible financial gift will go further. Each dollar and pound you donate will receive a cash match through the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, so there is no better time in the year to make your contribution count. the more donations we raise, the greater the match will be. Please make a financial gift today.

East Metro Community Centers
Community Discussion Series


Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Neighborhood House, Keystone Community Services and Merrick Community Services have partnered to present this Community Discussion Series.

Join us for three-part PBS documentary and discussion about race, privilege, policy and justice.

Through this discussion series, we will bring people together to reflect on race and culture, understand how our community centers are working to improve the quality of life in St. Paul and Ramsey County, and learn how to engage more with each other in our communities.

Your active participation in this series will to help us all confront our myths about race and explore the causes of inequities within our communities. This event is free and open to the public but spaces are limited, reservations required.

RACE: The Power of an Illusion

Episode 1: The Difference Between Us
Everyone can tell a Nubian from a Norwegian, so why not divide people into different races? Race may not be biological, but it is still a powerful social idea with real consequences for people’s lives.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hallie Q Brown Community Center
270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul 55102

5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Screening
7:00 pm Discussion

Community Discussion Series

Episode 1: The Difference Between Us, Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Hallie Q Brown Community Center
Episode 2: The Story We Tell, Thursday, May 4th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Neighborhood House @ Wellstone Center
Episode 3: The House We Live In, Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Keystone Community Services @ West 7th Community Center

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for our food shelf, clothing closet and for our upcoming events (holiday baskets and toys for tots). I know that a lot of college kids will be off the month of January and we could use volunteers in January as well.  Click here to volunteer online now.

We are also in need of donations that include hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves.  Just drop them off at the Hallie Q Brown Community Center.
Voluteers Needed At Hallie Q Brown

Construction Zone! Capital Improvements Continue

IMG_3887 IMG_3787Visitors to our building in the coming weeks will notice a bit more commotion and noise in and around the space, with the end result being some fantastic improvements. Over the past year and a half construction has been going on to renovate parts of the Center including some of these recent updates to the Early Learning Center.  Our signature project, the kitchen in the canteen is proceeding apace; once completed, the space will be a fully functional commercial kitchen, usable not only for HQB educational programs but also for external events.  Alongside the structural improvements, new security cameras have been installed, and volunteers are tackling interior painting work. Please excuse any chaos you may encounter as we gear up for a new and improved space. We’ll share pictures as the work progresses.



Jonathan Palmer
Executive Director

P.S. I welcome your input and questions at jpalmer@hallieqbrown.org. In addition, Hallie Q. Brown is a 501©3 tax-exempt organization. Your contribution is tax deductible and very much appreciated in these challenging economic times. Thank you.

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