About Hallie Q Brown
Founded in 1929, Hallie Q Brown Community Center (HQB) is an African American nonprofit social service agency open to everyone, primarily serving the Rondo/Summit-University neighborhood of St. Paul and the Twin Cities metro area. Nearly 51% of our community are people of color, 45% are low-income (200% of poverty guideline or lower) and more than half are living in poverty (24% of the total population). Through decades of community service, programming, and relationship-building, we are known as the Lighthouse of the Community.
HQB has been the cornerstone of the Rondo neighborhood for over 90 years, sustaining many of the families we serve due to the disparities inherent in our community. As the historic gathering place and resource center of the African American community, we have a proven track record of helping individuals succeed. Our center has a website and social media platforms used to communicate upcoming events and services to the general public.