Oak Park Center is a hub for quality support resources that enrich the academic, social, and emotional success of residents living in the Near North Side neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Oak Park Center focuses on the spirit of youth and families in the Near North neighborhood by offering exciting opportunities and vital resources for youth in grades kindergarten through 12th, parents, grandparents and families as a whole.
Oak Park Center has been a gathering place for the community since 1937. Today, we're helping to attack racial disparities in academic achievement while supporting the needs of historically underestimated, isolated, and underserved adults, youth and families in our area. Oak Park Center is uniquely positioned to address issues facing North Minneapolis because of its highly visible, centrally located facility, which has provided community services for over 75 years. We strive to build strong relationships with families through the programs we offer and the community outreach activities we sponsor.
We currently work with youth, parents, individuals and families, providing quality services, including afterschool programs focusing on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), college and career preparation, computer classes, monthly food and produce giveaways and programs like Boys Scouts, Junior Entrepreneurs, Parent Network, and the Crisis Nursery.
At Oak Park Center we believe that by working together, our neighborhood can be free of violence and we can create a culture where youth and adults help one another, more children graduate from college and where adults and families are thriving in the community.