Community Corner
is a place where EVERYONE is welcome!

1500 69th Ave North, Brooklyn Center
Corner of Humboldt & 69th

Hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00 PM (subject to change)

The corner is a friendly place providing support and encouragement to families in the community, through resource and referral, and educational programming, including but not limited to:

  • Access to computers, fax machine, & copier
  • Assistance with accessing resources for food, clothing, and some holiday programs
  • Community Connections- Monthly events for the whole family
  • Small clothes closet and books
  • Job postings
  • Renters Rights & Responsibilities Training
  • Adult Basic Education & GED classes
  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) & Pre K-3 year olds
  • Empow-Her group
  • Panera Bread- Friday mornings
  • Family Advocate Program

Contact Information:
Kelly Thorsten-Coordinator

Naomi Hagen- Family Advocate

Family Advocate
Naomi is here to help the families find resources and referrals along with short or long term case management. She can help connect families to food, clothing, basic needs, family support, HousingLink, assistance working with Hennepin County, Schools and other social service providers.

The advocate responds to calls and referrals from: Individuals, families, schools, medical personnel, community agencies, and faith communities.

The advocate is typically available Monday-Friday. You can stop in, call her at 763-503-2982, or email her at

12-2:00pm Spanish speaking group
1-2:30- English speaking group
Join other women in this supportive group as they discuss many things: but all are topics which interest women. Some examples of discussion items are; relationships, parenting, budgeting, how to achieve our dreams, nutrition, and emotional health.
The participants help with deciding the topics. Women can join at anytime and free childcare is provided.

Renter Rights & Responsibilities Workshops
Provided by Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin

Free workshop on:
-How to communicate with your landlord
-Laws that apply to renters
-How to approach a new landlord if you have an “Unlawful Detainer”
- Renters & Landlords responsibilities

2015 Dates
October 17th
December 12th

From 9-3:00 pm
Childcare is provided. You must pre-register, space is limited.
Call Kelly @ 763-561-2481 or email at

Community Corner Wish List
The corner is always looking for things for the youth and families they serve
Full size toothpaste
Full size shampoo and conditioner
Full size lotion
Full size deodorant- Men and Women's
Socks (new)- for the whole family
Women's feminine products (pads)
Blankets (soft-individual ones)


ECFE is an early childhood and parent education program for children ages birth to five
and their families. We believe that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher, and 
offer many ways for you to learn together.
We do this by providing the following services: 

   Classes and Drop-in Playtimes
   Home visits
   Early Childhood Screening
   School Readiness Preschool

An ECFE separating class begins with parents and children playing and exploring in the 
Early Childhood classroom together with activities planned by a licensed Early Childhood teacher. The children continue to explore the room as the parents move into the Parent Education room. During this time parents ask questions, share parenting issues and discuss a variety of topics with other parents led by a licensed Parent Educator. No family will be denied participation due to inability to pay. New classes will begin in the fall. You can join most classes at anytime.

Call Amy at 763-561-4480, x 5001 with questions.

Para información en Español 763-561-4480, x5002

HOME VISITING  Do you have a parenting concern regarding your birth to 5-year old that needs some extra attention?  Are you more comfortable discussing certain things in private?  An ECFE licensed parent educator can help.  She is available for private, free, one-on-one consultation.  The visit can be at your home, Community Corner or Earle Brown Elementary.