community center


Definition of community center 

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

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Tesla originally supplied batteries to RPPR, and about 10 community centers have back-up from PowerWall units. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How architects and designers are rebuilding Puerto Rico," 20 Sep. 2018 The current community center offers ice skating rinks, athletic fields, a preschool, a gymnasium and other amenities. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "$50M bond sale for Robert Crown construction approved by Evanston aldermen," 11 July 2018 Many local community centers offer A Matter of Balance, an 8-week course to help increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. Harris County Public Health, Houston Chronicle, "Help is here to combat epidemic of social isolation," 22 June 2018 Last year, a string of more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish community centers, schools and synagogues led many institutions to rethink their security protocols. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "Synagogues Across U.S. Step Up Security in Wake of Pittsburgh Shooting," 28 Oct. 2018 Three weeks after Maria hit Puerto Rico, RPPR raised funds and donations, and began installing small five-kilowatt solar arrays—enough to power a full kitchen, lights, and ceiling fans—in community centers, which acted as relief hubs. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How architects and designers are rebuilding Puerto Rico," 20 Sep. 2018 According to the American documents, Mr. Kadar made threats against Jewish community centers, schools and historic institutions, as well as the Anti-Defamation League’s offices in Washington and New York. Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, "Israeli Judge Convicts Man on Charges of Threatening U.S. Jewish Groups," 28 June 2018 The project will have four apartment buildings, a community center, a playground, a fitness trail and recreation space along Lake Lawne. Kate Santich,, "Village on Mercy to bring much-needed housing for low-income, homeless residents," 4 Apr. 2018 Around the same time, dozens of Jewish community centers, schools, synagogues, and cemeteries nationwide received hate messages. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Hogan allocates $2 million in budget proposal to protect schools from hate crimes," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of community center

1899, in the meaning defined above

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

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