News, Events and Updates


May Is Mental Health Month

Washburn Center for Children helps kids who are overwhelmed by sadness, anger or anxiety — and we know having a healthy self-esteem is vital to their emotional well-being. Nurturing healthy self-esteem contributes to feeling valued and positive social behavior.

Research Highlights Washburn Center’s Impact on Children

A new report released by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota shows that Washburn Center “has a significant impact on the well-being of children in Minnesota.”

Washburn Center’s Board of Trustees announces leadership transition

Washburn Center for Children announces the future retirement of Steve Lepinski, long-time Chief Executive Officer, and the selection of Tom Steinmetz as the new CEO, effective March 2017

IRA Charitable Rollover Permanently Extended

Just in time for your year-end giving, The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 was signed into law.


Golf, Wine and Brew Celebration

Join us Monday, June 13, 2016 for a fun event featuring golf, wine and Minnesota craft beer!

Healthy Kids – Healthy Communities

See how Washburn Center is a vital Twin Cities resource that creates brighter futures for children struggling with learning disorders, depression, anxiety or trauma.

Washburn Games

Kids + 3 hours of recess + giving back to the community = The fun-filled Washburn Games!