Neighborhood House is a multicultural settlement house founded in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Temple. Located on Saint Paulâs West Side, Neighborhood House was created to help Eastern European Jewish families settle in the Saint Paul area. During the past century, Neighborhood House has supported families from over 50 cultural and ethnic populations in times of transition or need. With each successive wave of newcomersâMexican immigrants after World War II, Hmong refugees in the 1970s and 80s, and most recently Somalis and Karenâthe demographic makeup of our service population has changed. What has not changed is our commitment to helping families move from âsurviveâ to âthrive.â
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The Neighborhood House mission is to help people, families and organizations develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to thrive in diverse communities. We achieve this mission by meeting basic needs and offering lifelong learning opportunities that create pathways out of poverty.
The goal of College Access is to build a college-going culture within the communities we serve. We do this by helping people of all ages obtain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue postsecondary education. College Access raises awareness through college tours, college and career fairs, presentations, and events. To prepare participants for the financial burden of college, we offer classes on managing personal finance and accessing federal student aid. Finally, when participants are ready to begin the college going process, we provide individual counseling to help them select a college, understand admissions requirements, research financial aid opportunities, complete financial aid/scholarship applications, and more.
College Search and Application process, Career Exploration, Financial Aid & Scholarship Applications
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