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Supporting multigenerational families living in affordable housing

YMCA Neighborhood Centers serve youth and families where they live by providing the safety, support, and services they need to thrive.

How It Works

Typically, each Neighborhood Center serves students (grades K–12) and their families year-round. By connecting young people and their families with community partners and whole-person resources, the YMCA helps create a pathway to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Community Connections

Each Neighborhood Center connects formal public institutions, young people, and their families through programs designed to break generational cycles of poverty, working with young people and their parents and guardians. We do this by focusing on supporting and providing for critical needs, education, postsecondary and employment pathways, health and wellbeing, civic engagement, social capital, and economic assets.

Personal Support

Our teams at the YMCA Neighborhood Centers also support youth and families by providing access to healthy foods, sharing educational resources and enrichment activities, and assisting with other necessities – including technology access and job support.

Program Components

The following elements comprise common elements of this program design:


  • Before, during, and after school support for grades K–6 during the school year, along with unique experiential opportunities like YMCA summer camp.
  • Career pathways, leadership development, life skills, and civic engagement for grades 6–12
  • Adult and community programs, such as ESL (English as a Second Language), Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), and others
  • Basic needs – Includes free meals, free water safety classes, resource support, and more.


You must be a resident to participate.

Birchwood Townhome Apartments

14840 62nd St N
Suite 101
Stillwater, MN 55082 

Briarhill Apartments

7025 Woodland Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Huntington Place Apartments

5805 73rd Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

Maple Pond Homes

1854 Beebe Rd
Maplewood, MN 55109

Minnetonka Heights Apartments

5809 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Montreal Courts Apartments

396 Labore Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55117

Thanks to You

Your generosity makes our good work possible.