Hallie Q. Brown Community Center operates in 5 core program areas: Early Childhood Education, Youth Enrichment, Basic Needs, Senior Programming, and Multiservice Center Administration. Learn more about each of our community-based programs below!
Early Childhood Education
The Hallie Q. Brown Child Early Learning Center (ELC) provides education and childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and is licensed for ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. We provide safe, affordable childcare for working parents and community residents on a sliding fee scale. Children are provided with skills and tools to prepare them effectively for Kindergarten and beyond, as well as being exposed to a wide variety of learning activities through field trips and classroom activities with special guests. We have received a Four Star rating from Parent Aware. The ELC has a sliding fee scale as well as accepts all forms of public assistance for child care. Click here to learn more.
Youth Enrichment Program
The Youth Enrichment program provides youth ages 5 to 11 with the resources and opportunities to develop and expand cooperative and interdependent relationships through organized activities. The program is designed to improve academic performance, enhance leadership and communication skills, increase awareness of other cultures, inspire a sense of community pride, and teach the importance of volunteerism and philanthropy to build strong and healthy communities. It operates before and after school during the year and full day during the summer and school release days. Click here to learn more.
Our Basic Needs Program encompasses both the Food Shelf and the Clothing Closet. These programs operate on a client-choice model and strive to assist families in achieving self-sufficiency and empowerment through providing basic needs of food, clothing and small household items. Our Basic Needs programs also administer a broad range of emergency, referral and other support services. Click here for more information.
Hallie Q. Brown serves as a gathering place for seniors to enhance their independence through connection to services and activities. Our most active programs are the Magnificent Golden Agers and the Retired Men’s Club. Both groups meet at the Center and are always welcoming new members. Click here to learn more.
Martin Luther King Multi-Service Hub Center
Hallie Q. Brown is housed in the Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center, and serves as the administrator for this neighborhood facility. Click here to learn more about renting our space.
Hallie Q. Brown Community Archive
The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center (HQB) Archive Project is a collaborative initiative that will serve as the hub of cultural and historical exchange for one of the Midwest’s most important loci of African American history. HQB is one of the lodestars for Black communities in the region, providing social space, services, educational and cultural support for St. Paul’s Black residents.