Unity Centers

Bringing Learning to Life

We are thrilled to announce that this fall Roseville Area Schools will be opening three Unity Centers at Central Park Elementary, Harambee Elementary, and Roseville Area Middle School.

What Are Unity Centers?

Our Unity Centers offer students and their families a place to get extra help and participate in a variety of academic, artistic, and cultural opportunities outside the school day and when school is not in session. These opportunities equip students with the skills to thrive in school and far beyond.

Roseville Area Schools has three Unity Centers, which are each designed to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools meet or exceed standards in core academic subjects. The Unity Centers will be available for 4th – 6th graders at Central Park Elementary School and Harambee Elementary School, and for 7th-8th graders at Roseville Area Middle School.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Our common goal for our Unity Centers is bringing learning to life by uniting as a community to ensure that all of our students have opportunities to learn, earn and lead.

By aligning the opportunities students have in school and after school, we will address race equity issues and create paths to close the achievement gap.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mentors are needed for children at Central Park, Harambee, and Roseville Area Middle School. Mentors will meet with children for 2-3 hours each month between the hours of 8:00-9:30 a.m. or 2:45-5:00 p.m. during the weekday. Mentors are needed to serve as role models to youth; help them with their career aspirations, motivate them to put forth their best effort in school, tutor as necessary. 

Tutors needed for Central Park, Harambee, and the Roseville Area Middle School. We are looking for people that can commit 1-2 hours per week either between 8:00-9:30 a.m. or 2:45-5:00 p.m. on weekdays for the semester. Tutors should be proficient in the subject they are tutoring. Subjects may include, reading, writing, math, science, drawing, social studies, and more. Tutors will also help children organize their work, understand how to manage their time in order to complete an assignment, and help with other good study habits. 

For more info and to volunteer: stacey.dahlstrom@isd623.org 

Community Engagement

Visit our Community Engagement resource website for parents to find out more about opportunities to get involved in their student's education. Click here to visit the Community Education page.

About the Unity Centers

Our Unity Centers are federally funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. To make this project successful, we are relying on partnerships from families, community members, businesses, the Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative, Northeast Youth and Family Services, the Ramsey County Library-Roseville, and Junior Achievement.

If you are a parent of a child at one of our Unity Centers, a business, or a community member and would like more information or would like to be involved, please contact Stacey Dahlstrom at 651-604-3504 or stacey.dahlstrom@isd623.org.


This initiative is funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using 21st Century Community Learning Centers federal funding.