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Washburn High School
201 W 49th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
As an official International Baccalaureate World School, this public school provides an education thatMore promotes international understanding of issues, as well as critical thinking and inquiry skills. Located in the Tangletown neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis, the school offers a range of high-rigor courses, partly by enrolling each student in challenging courses and Advanced Placement classes that can earn students college credit. Springing from a complete program and faculty redesign a half-decade ago, Washburn emphasizes artistic, academic and athletic opportunities for each of the school's students.
Pershing Park and Recreation Center
3523 W 48th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

One block from Southwest High School, Pershing Park attracts a youthful crowd. That's partly due to the fact that theMore east side of the park hosts the schools' track and stadium facilities.

However, the park also hosts tennis, basketball, soccer and softball fields that are open to the public. The recreation center makes available a craft room, meetings rooms and kitchen. It also offers tons of activities for young children.

The park was named for General John "Blackjack" Pershing, who commanded American troops in World War I, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's account of the city's public land by David C. Smith.

Linden Hills Park
3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Linden Hills Park, just down the block from the local public library branch, offers something for every season, fromMore basketball courts to skating rinks. The recreation center at the park also has after-school programs, along with yoga and fitness classes for adults.
Kenny Community School
5720 Emerson Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Located next to Kenny Park, Kenny Community School seeks to maintain high academic standards with an emphasis on theMore environment. Whether exploring the community garden or composting the scraps from their lunches, this public school provides students with hands-on activities that increase their environmental awareness. In addition to teaching core curriculum like reading and math, the school gives students experience with multimedia and computer use through the media center, which was added in 2001.
3805 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Origins is a non-profit organization that supports education and provides resources for educators. Founded in 1979,More Origins uses education to aid in fostering a fair, multicultural democracy. Proven strategies are available to teachers and schools through workshops, consulting and publications.