Oak Park

Oak Park Center has been a gathering place for the Northside community since 1937. With its highly visible, centrally located facility, Oak Park is uniquely positioned to support the needs and ambitions of historically underestimated and underserved adults, youth and families.

This neighborhood center is home to some of Pillsbury United Communities most innovative initiatives. North News offices out of Oak Park as does our Office of Public Charter Schools. Behind the center, healthy greens are grown 365 days a year in our hydroponic garden.

Featured Stories

A day in the life of a community chef

For the chef at a Pillsbury United Communities community café, the work of preparing a nutritious community meal is an all-day affair. At Oak Park Center, which offers free community dinners Tuesday-Thursday, the chef’s day typically begins around 10 a.m.

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Public Allies convene for learning, connection at Core Week 2019

Earlier this month, Twin Cities Public Allies gathered at Oak Park Center to participate in Core Week. Public Allies is a 10-month Americorps apprenticeship program that focuses on advancing social justice and equity by teaching allies about leadership and placing

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North News creates hyperlocal, youth-powered journalism

Many residents of North Minneapolis may be aware of North News through its monthly print paper and digital platforms, elevating honest and nuanced narratives about the Northside that aren’t represented in the institutional media. What they may not realize is

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