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Freezing cold ice cream…

The 26th Annual Children First Ice Cream Social presented by Citizens Independent Bank featured free Sebastian Joe’s and kosher ice cream cones on an unseasonably freezing cold day. Even so, 900 ice cream cones were served as people gathered to enjoy the entertainment and interactive exhibits. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 17, 2020, hopefully…

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Mission Accomplished!

Thanks everyone! Due to your generosity the Champions Breakfast raised a record-breaking $100,000 to support the mission of putting our children first in St. Louis Park. The event featured folks who grew up in St. Louis Park, getting the support they needed to succeed: Joel & Olivia Liz-Fonts (pictured here), Mateo Gonzalez and Lt. Gov….

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Everyone can build assets

#32. Planning & Decision-making Who better to provide input on neighborhood playgrounds than the children who use them? Last week, the Parks & Recreation Department invited families to provide input on playground equipment for refurbished neighborhood parks. Residents viewed four schematics and cast a vote for their favorite option. Children as well as adults voted…

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Enjoy the CF Anthem video

The video of the Children First Anthem: St. Louis Park – One of a Kind, is now available on our You Tube channel. There are two versions.  Click here to view the vocals only version. And check out the long-play version that includes the instrumental adaptation. The song was written for the 25th anniversary of…

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Aug. 5: Tim Titus Day!

Tim Titus served up Developmental Assets along with coffee for more than 15 years as a barista at the Starbucks at Excelsior & Grand. To recognize Tim, a cherished community treasure who retired in July,  the St. Louis Park City Council honored him by proclaiming August 5 as Tim Titus Day. We asked him to…

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We’ve moved!

The Children First office moved this month, along with the St. Louis Park Public Schools District Office, to 6311 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416. As a community partner, the school district houses the Children First office. In November, St. Louis Park voters passed a $100.9 million bond referendum which is being used for…

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Children First Anthem

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Children First Ice Cream Social, the Children First Anthem was created: St. Louis Park – One of a Kind. St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Dan Israel, who is a Park graduate, worked with high school students to write a song befitting of growing up in the community. The song…

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