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Mission Statement

Sabathani Community Center's mission is to provide people of all ages and cultures with essential resources that inspire them to improve their lives and build a thriving community.


Sabathani is a multi-service community center serving south central Minneapolis. We own and operate the former Bryant Junior High School building. In addition to our four programs, 35-40 other non-profit and/or government agencies provide service in this building. Our programs are:

Family Resource Services - Provides resources to families in need, such as food, clothing, furniture, and homelessness prevention services. Families are also able to obtain income tax assistance, holiday food baskets and/or vouchers, back-to-school supplies and seasonal garden plots.

Horizons Youth Program - An academic enrichment program for students ages 5-14 years old that provides a continuum of services in a safe neighborhood environment after school and during summer vacation. Participants are assisted with reading, writing, math, STEAM curriculum, and computer skills, as well as social, emotional and educational development. Enrichment activities include drama, art, and field trips.

Senior Independent Living Center - Assists seniors with maintaining an independent life style by providing services and activities such as transportation, tax help, legal referrals, health information/screenings, flu shots, grocery shopping, medical/foot doctor clinics, field trips, bridge/whist and other games, U of M classes, CoffeeTalk Speaker Series, Bible study, and volunteer opportunities. The center also houses U-Meet-Us Senior Organization and Sabathani AARP Chapter.

James G. Cook First Access Health Center -- The First Access Health Center is a collaboration of providers and other health resources to serve children and families in our community. The Center houses a free pediatric dental clinic and a health resources library. Other activities include fitness activities.

Eliminating Health Disparities Initiativeworks to reduce health disparities within the African American and Latino populations in the areas of diabetes, teen pregnancy, unintentional injury and violence.


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