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.

A full list of resources and services is provided below. Some of these services include:

Oak Park 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. The center is also home to Oak Park Farms, our community garden growing fresh, local, and sustainable produce.

Featured Stories

Our impact in 2020

2020 was not normal. Two pandemics bore down on our community, bringing hardship we could hardly have imagined. One was a virus that isolated, sickened, and killed. The other was the plague of systemic racism, embodied in the horrendous murder

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What we need from you now

The compounding effects of intersectional oppression are prominently on display right now. We have an uncontrolled pandemic, on top of the longtime public health crisis that is institutionalized racism. Our democracy is under threat. People are unhoused in record numbers.

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“Reimagine Public Safety” teaser video released

We’ve been here before. But out of our pain rises the stories of how to heal, how to evolve, and how to build. Coming later this summer, Pillsbury United Communities will be releasing the first installment of “Reimagine Public Safety,”

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Health & Safety Guidelines

Help us ensure the health and safety of everyone who enters our doors. Please observe the following guidelines when visiting our neighborhood centers:

  • Sign in at the front desk
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Stay home if you are sick
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