Partnerships with other Organizations
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center maintains numerous partnerships with other organizations, which specialize in program areas and objectives complimentary to ours.
Our Early Learning Center benefits from partnerships with several other organizations including Resources for Child Caring and the Minnesota Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Students from the Breck School in Minneapolis work with the children on special projects and students from St. Paul’s Harding High School looking towards careers in Early Childhood Development work with the children and do job-shadowing in the center.
The Youth Enrichment program partners with such organizations as the Alan Page Scholars, Hill Murray High School, Ordway Theatre, Leap Forward Collaborative, College of Visual Arts, Sprockets, City of Saint Paul Youth Job Corps, and the Saint Paul YWCA Impact Program to expose participants to a variety of issues as well as social, educational and career opportunities.
The Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf and Clothing Closet has developed a strong network of partnerships with numerous area churches, schools and businesses such as Mississippi Market, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Saint Paul Reformation Church, Macalester Plymouth Church, House of Hope Church, Hope for the City, and the Pet Project in an effort to address the increasing demand for emergency food services. This demand has increased significantly during the last few years. Last year, we distributed 308,000 pounds of food and served 10,100 unique individuals and distributed 40,000 articles of clothing. These partnerships and our collective efforts to address this need have been invaluable to our organization and the residents of Summit-University.
Other examples of affiliate organizations with which Hallie Q. Brown Community Center works are: The Pet Project, Ramsey Action Programs, Family Services, Inc., the Summit-University Planning Council, Rondo Avenue, Inc., St. Paul Department of Parks and Recreation, The Schubert Club’s Project Cheer, Penumbra Theatre Company, the Retired Mens Club and the Golden Agers are key partners which work together to improve the quality of life and services to people at the Martin Luther King Center.