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Groundbreaking set for Rosemount expansion!

By |2019-06-19T11:34:15-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: #RFRCExpansion, Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved|

On June 6th, 360 Communities and the City of Rosemount began an expansion project that will transform service delivery at the Rosemount Family Resource Center and Food Shelf. While at the groundbreaking, 360 Communities staff, volunteers, and board members joined with city officials and other community members to celebrate the work [...]

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Miesville FiftySix ride raises over $14,000!

By |2019-06-07T10:35:01-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Get Involved|

Angie Hop and Sean Pease have a passion for biking and a love for community. The two have been organizing the Miesville FiftySix gravel road bicycle ride for five years. This year, they wanted to do something different: use the event to make a charitable impact in Dakota County. That’s when they turned [...]

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Mother seeks financial support, receives friendship

By |2019-06-07T10:46:12-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

Leonna Lowe had to swallow her pride to ask for help. But the single mother of three is happy she did, and today is making the most of the emotional and financial support. She had lost her job and the family had been couch hopping. The home they were living in was not [...]

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New data underscores power of our holistic approach

By |2019-06-07T14:33:43-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, School Success, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

360 Communities has strategically built an infrastructure to collect and report meaningful progress and community impact through data. In addition to reporting output data such as pounds of food distributed, numbers served, and financial information, 360 Communities is now able to show how its holistic approach impacts an individuals movement toward their self-defined goals. The progress [...]

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Employee Spotlight: Ikram Hashi

By |2019-06-13T08:45:27-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

When Ikram Hashi arrived in Minnesota from Somalia at age 11, she and her siblings were wearing jackets ... in June. Their mother and father were waiting for them at the airport. “Our parents laughed at us for wearing jackets,” she says, “We thought it was cold in America year-round,”said Hashi.  Today, Hashi [...]

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Open Door partnership meets increased need

By |2019-06-10T10:41:40-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf had to unexpectedly close for eight weeks after winter storms caused water damage in their building. The organization is a critical piece of Dakota County’s food safety net for hundreds of households every month. This spring 360 Communities, The Open Door, and [...]

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360 Communities sees transformational growth in 2019

By |2019-06-19T11:34:29-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: #RFRCExpansion, Columns, Community Resources|

360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives. That is our mission. With three effective program areas and community partnerships, we build trusting relationships, break cycles of violence, and produce measurable success. We work holistically to ensure people have a solid foundation on which to build a successful [...]

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A message from CEO Jeff Mortensen

By |2019-05-31T08:30:11-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns|

The strain of the recent federal government shutdown highlighted a critical truth that faces most Americans: many people are only a paycheck away from financial hardship and instability. This is a reality that 360 Communities sees daily. We exist to help people in their moment of crisis and provide hope for the future. 360 Communities delivers [...]

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Rosemount Family Resource Center begins expansion this spring

By |2019-06-19T11:34:46-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: #RFRCExpansion, Columns, Community Resources|

In late spring, the City of Rosemount will break ground on an expansion project for the Rosemount Family Resource Center. This comes as 360 Communities recently moved our home office in Burnsville to a larger space, allowing for more office space and expanded capacity for our Burnsville Food Shelf and Family Resource Center.  The project will take [...]

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Get involved with the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

By |2019-05-31T08:30:27-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved|

Help In The Moment at 360 Communities Food Shelves Ellie came to the Rosemount Family Resource Center for food support. She and her three-year-old son moved out of an abusive home and in with her parents on New Year’s Eve. It took all of her courage and strength to leave her husband so that her son [...]

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