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 Joe’s, Whole Foods, Saint Paul Reformation Church, Macalester Plymouth Church, House of Hope Church and Hope for the City 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:
- Saint Paul College
- Penumbra Theatre
- Firefighters United
- Insight News and MacFarlane Media
- Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
- Schubert Club’s Project CHEER Music Program
- Ramsey Hill Association
- Rondo Days
- Ramsey County
- St. Paul Parks and Recreations
- Summit-University Planning Council
We are proud to work with the following partner agencies to offer additional services at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center:
Fare For All
Fare For All is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. They buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meat in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices. They select the best food from their shipments, pre-packaging it to give you the greatest deals. Fare For All is community supported and open to everyone. The more people who participate, the better.
Prepare + Prosper
With a focus on financial capability and economic justice, Prepare + Prosper has a local and national presence in running and promoting programs, strategies, and policies that foster financial health and wealth for low-income families. They provide free tax assistance each year to thousands of low-income working taxpayers.
Hallie Q. Brown hosts Prepare + Prosper every year in January, February, March and April in preparation for tax season.
Project CHEER Music Program
Project CHEER is a program of The Schubert Club and has been operating at the Hallie Q. Brown/ Martin Luther King Center since 1969. The program offers free piano and guitar lessons to students who would not otherwise prioritize private music instruction.