West Seventh Community Center Merges with Keystone Community Services

Keystone Community Services

West Seventh Community Center has merged with Keystone Community Services as approved by the board of directors at both organizations, effective April 1, 2015.  “Keystone and West Seventh share similar missions, values and history as well as similar kinds of services and models of service delivery and thus are well-positioned to merge,” said Eric Nyberg, President of Keystone.

Keystone and West Seventh have long been effective community-builders and providers of quality social services. The consolidation of key administrative functions will result in a single more streamlined and cost-efficient operation. This will ensure that West Seventh Community Center can continue its vital role in the West 7th neighborhood as part of Keystone Community Services.

For Keystone, the merger means an even stronger foundation. “We will be able to reach more residents with enhanced services and new opportunities for engagement, including volunteer opportunities and partnerships with faith communities and business leaders, in our new combined service area,” said Nyberg.

Nyberg emphasized the shared history and impact of the two organizations. Both organizations grew out of the settlement house tradition and are part of a group of multi-service agencies that have long served neighborhoods in St. Paul, he added.  “Neighborhood-based multi-service agencies have long contributed to the quality of life for which St. Paul is well known and we look forward to a strong future together.” 

About Keystone Community Services: Keystone is a community-based human service organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, offering a variety of programs at multiple sites for people all ages.  At its core mission, it meets needs of the diverse groups in our area and unites them as a community. Whether it is ensuring that someone has enough food to eat, new immigrants have the ways and means to be successful in a new country, young people gain skills for their future, or seniors enjoy a high quality of life and maintain independence -- there are always opportunities to enrich the lives of others and to help them thrive with dignity and hope. We invite you to learn more about our programming which includes Basic Needs Services, including three food shelves and emergency services, Senior Services including Meals on Wheels delivery and active senior programming, Youth Services including after-school programming and a social enterprise, Case Management and so much more. Keystone operates its programs at seven community locations, including major multi-service sites at the Merriam Park Community Center and the West Seventh Community Center. You can learn more about Keystone Community Services at www.keystonecommunityservices.org/

For more information about Keystone, go to www.keystonecommunityservices.org or call 651-645-0349.