Cherokee's Community Partners

  • Cherokee Heights is very lucky to have wonderful community partners to help make our students and families successful.


    Members of the 3M Safety Division team outfitted the school with reflective gear and materials to support safer 7:15am student arrival during darker winter months.


    Affinity Plus Credit Union

    Donated 200 snack bags for distribution to students and families.

     Cretin-Derham Hall

    Seven seniors from CDH volunteer in classrooms on Thursdays at Cherokee for the full school year.

    CDH Volunteers  


    • Sponsored and provided volunteers for Cherokee/Playworks courtyard renovation(painting game frames for student use)
    • Sponsored Blessings in a Backpack weekend meal donation
    • Sponsoring Engineering Night stations through The Works Museum in January


    For the fourth year, volunteers from HealthPartners Government Relations have returned to read with 3rd graders during a monthly Read Together session.


    Salvation Army

    Donated backpacks and school supplies in August.

    St. Paul Parks & Rec

    Providing after-school Rec in Motion programming onsite on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2-6pm for Kindergarten-5th Gr. students.

    West Side Community Organization (WSCO)

    Works with school principals and the school community to promote and grow West Side neighborhood assets and resources.

     West Siders for Strong Schools

    Co-host of annual Celebrating our Cultures Night.


    Providing after-school Thrive! programming for 5th graders as part of Cherokee’s Extended Day Learning program.

     Youth Farm

    Support of science standards work through greenhouse planting experiences, creation of an onsite student/family garden, and spring plant giveaway.