community center

noun

Definition of community center 

: a building or group of buildings for a community's educational and recreational activities

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EmployIndy offers resources that help people get back to work, both in WorkOne Indy American Job Centers and through services embedded in places like city libraries and community centers where anyone can access them. Abbie Kopf, Indianapolis Star, "How recently laid-off workers can find their next gig," 19 June 2018 Besides conducting traffic stops, the troopers are working with the Florida Trucking Association in schools and community centers to educate drivers, promote safe driving habits, and increase awareness. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Do you drive aggressively? State troopers are looking for you," 15 June 2018 As the In Other Words website says, the independent feminist bookstore and community center was founded in 1993, and moved from its original location on Southeast Hawthorne to its Northeast Killingsworth space in 2006. Kristi Turnquist, OregonLive.com, "Portland feminist bookstore In Other Words is closing," 6 June 2018 The prison also fielded baseball and basketball teams, running ads in the local paper to recruit opponents from local schools and community centers. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "KFC, dinosaur prints, rock'n'roll: The stranger-than-fiction forgotten history of Graterford state prison," 30 May 2018 Morello said the depository also hosts a Lunch Bus for kids in the summer, taking food to areas where kids may congregate such as parks and community centers. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Midlothian library to offer free lunches for all kids," 29 May 2018 Most government offices are closed Monday, as are schools, public libraries and community centers. Miyoko Wolf, The Seattle Times, "Here’s what’s open and closed on Memorial Day," 27 May 2018 The act provides all single-user bathrooms in public places, like schools and community centers — which also extends to some private businesses, including restaurants and store fronts — in the entire state to be gender-neutral. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "We Need Gender Neutral Bathrooms Everywhere," 15 May 2018 Groundbreaking is set for Tuesday for a $22 million community center across from the library. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "New splash pad a cool hit in Sterling Heights as heat wave rolls in," 28 June 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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community center

noun

English Language Learners Definition of community center

: a building or group of buildings where there are classes and activities for the people who live in a community

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