Boys racing model cars at Pillsbury Settlement House in 1947. Photo by Gilbert Beito from the Minneapolis Photo Collection.

Celebrating 135 Years

Our story begins more than 135 years ago with flashes of insight that we take for granted today. Because the late 19th century was a time of social and cultural upheaval brought on by the industrial revolution, people and cultures that had never really experienced each other except as exotic...

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A Mother’s Lesson Leads to Feeding Hundreds for Thanksgiving

Oak Park Center helps those whose food dollars are stretched to the limits

By Charles Hallman November 27, 2013

Debra Chavis, back in 2005, was instructed to serve the community — an...

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