community center


Definition of community center

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

Examples of community center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meals also are typically served in-house at the community center, giving people in need the chance to sit down and eat a holiday meal. David Anderson,, "Havre de Grace community Thanksgiving organizers experience ‘overwhelming’ volunteer turnout despite pandemic," 26 Nov. 2020 In that case, his resistance to pro-Israel activists’ demands to stop producing plays that gave voice to both sides in the conflict in the Middle East set in motion his dismissal by the community center. Washington Post, "In a stunning turn, Ari Roth resigns from Mosaic Theater, the D.C. company he created," 18 Nov. 2020 Michel said using technology to enroll people who are accustomed to walking into a community center or church to sign up creates a barrier for some customers who might not be technologically savvy. Steven Goode,, "For Access Health CT, reaching those who need health insurance more difficult, more important in time of COVID," 6 Nov. 2020 The existing structures would have eventually been demolished, and Parma Senior High School would closed and turned into a community center. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma City School District residents vote down strategic consolidation-related tax increase," 5 Nov. 2020 Several local groups have discussed turning the school building into a community center and new location for the museum. oregonlive, "Historic Oregon courthouse that ‘couldn’t be saved' now fully restored," 17 Oct. 2020 Strauss Chavarria got the idea for the community center after a visit to Chicago brought her to the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. Ana Faguy,, "Columbia Community Care to transition nonprofit into community center," 13 Nov. 2020 Also, new windows and doors will be added at the community center, city hall (including the police and fire stations within city hall) and service center; tuck pointing; mold removal from the roof and walls; and more. cleveland, "South Euclid agrees to deal to make $6.2 million in building upgrades, and save energy," 12 Nov. 2020 Wednesday’s commission meeting will be held in-person at the community center with limited seating available and an online participation option. Lisa Maria Garza,, "Winter Park Commission to vote on new system for electing seats," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of community center

1899, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2020

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“Community center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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