Parkside Neighborhood Center

Call Us at The Parkside Neighborhood Center: 553-5940

Parkside Neighborhood Center programming works to strengthen individuals & families by offering educational and cultural opportunities to connect diverse neighbors and promote social and physical well-being. The Center's programming adapts to emerging needs, the list of current program offerings is subject to change.

Program Offerings

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For more information about program offerings and availability please call: 553-5800.

 

Mission

The Parkside Neighborhood Center works to strengthen individuals & families by offering educational and cultural opportunities to connect diverse neighbors and promote social and physical well-being.

Vision

The Parkside Neighborhood Center strives to be a safe space where all community members can:

  • Feel connected with their neighbors, their family and the larger Portland community
  • Recognize and access available resources
  • Access education and employment opportunities
  • Experience healthy ways of living

We:

  • Provide educational, health, social and employment programs*
  • Help with emergency needs such as food and clothing
  • Support youth and families in accessing needed resources
  • Build positive connections between neighborhood residents
  • Create a safer, healthier neighborhood!

For the Neighborhood

  • Community Policing Services
  • Meeting Space for Community Groups
  • Block Parties
  • Community Art Projects
  • Community Child Protection Services

For Adults:

  • Emergency Assistance with Basic Needs 
  • Health & Budgeting Classes 
  • Giveaway Days 
  • Employment Assistance 


For Youth and Families

  • Night Light After-School Program
  • Early Head Start Classroom
  • Family Supper Night
  • Community Garden

* Since the Center's programming adapts to emerging needs, the list of current program offerings is subject to change.

Our Neighborhood

With over 5,400 residents, Parkside is the most densely populated and ethnically diverse square mile in Maine. The neighborhood includes streets within Congress Street, Forest Avenue, Park Avenue and St. John Street. Many New American families, from countries like Rwanda, Somalia, Iraq, and Sudan, live in Parkside.

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