The mission of PUSH’s Grant Street Neighborhood Center is to provide an open, safe and productive community space with resources and programs that respond to expressed community needs.
The Grant Street Neighborhood Center serves as a drop-in community center for the public. Our open, safe and productive space provides daily activities and programming that are intentionally infused with opportunities to build critical consciousness through participatory education.
Opened in 1968, this building at 271 Grant St. served as the Northwest District Branch Library. It was closed in December 2005 due to budget restraints. Many community members rallied for the building to be kept open.
With the help of the city Council Member David Rivera, the building reopened in 2006 as a non-profit incubator for two community development organizations: the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and PUSH. The city hired staff to supervise the main building space for public use.
In July 2009, Council Member Rivera hired full-time staff to continue keeping the space open to the public as well as expand the resources and programs available in the building. With the help of MAP, PUSH, and Council Member Rivera, the Grant Street Neighborhood Center, continues to seek out more partnerships in order to meet needs and interests expressed by our members and in the community.
Volunteer with us!
The Grant Street Neighborhood Center is always looking for more volunteers. Anyone interested in working with our creative, diverse youth, should contact Janice Li, Grant Street Neighborhood Center program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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