Constructed in Minneapolis in 1919, the Northeast Neighborhood House (NENH) served both as a portal into American society for newly arrived immigrants from Eastern Europe and as an advocate for the neighborhood's underprivileged. It is a notable example of a social institution created solely for the betterment of the disadvantaged.
Sister Irmina Kelehan (bottom left) and other Sisters of St. Joseph setting sail for Japan, 1956. Photographed by Don Bosco. Image used courtesy of the archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.