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School Success

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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Personal testimonials from Child Care Aware program

By |2019-05-31T09:38:25-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories|

Child Care Aware staff supported 159 child care providers last year with training and support, helping in increase their Parent Aware Star Ratings. 360 Communities’ Child Care Aware staff train and support child care providers to earn their Parent Aware Star ratings. Child care providers can distinguish themselves by earning up to four stars. [...]

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360 Communities adapts to meet the needs and the future

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO The community landscape is ever-changing. Populations shift, new needs develop, and resources expand and contract. For more than 45 years, 360 Communities staff members have worked hard to understand clients holistically and provide customized support. Our mission reads: In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope [...]

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Investing upstream with Parent Aware

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: School Success, Uncategorized|

360 Communities Child Care Aware staff coach child care providers in Dakota County with research-based best practices for preparing children for school. This involves supporting providers as they work to earn Parent Aware Star Ratings. The Parent Aware Star Ratings program supports and improves upon the strengths of child care programs, and also helps parents identify [...]

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360 Communities finds trust is key to school success

By |2019-02-18T01:09:42-05:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO Brittany arrived at her new high school as a transfer student with no connections and a history of challenges. She had been enrolled in four different schools within the last three years. Brittany was all too familiar with judgment, as her records of poor attendance and numerous suspensions always seemed [...]

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360 Communities Dakota Healthy Families supports families experiencing postpartum depression

By |2017-07-10T16:54:45-05:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

by Jennifer Krekelberg Supervisor, Dakota Healthy Families Their pregnancy was unexpected. Maria and Alex were not sure they would still be together if not for the birth of their baby girl, but they were willing to try. Both worried they might not be good parents to Emma, so when offered services through 360 Communities Dakota Healthy [...]

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Our roles in navigating community fear and uncertainty

By |2019-02-18T01:09:43-05:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|Tags: , , |

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO Imagine not knowing how you’re going to provide the evening meal for your children when they arrive home from school. Imagine arriving home 15 minutes late and looking at yourself in the car’s rearview mirror before you enter your home…recalling the facial bruises your spouse brutally inflicted on you the [...]

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Working upstream to impact future generations

By |2019-02-18T01:09:43-05:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: School Success, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

Prevention is a cornerstone of 360 Communities’ work to strengthen our communities to a new degree. We are working in the home with first-time parents, supporting the cognitive and social development of children in their first four years. We work with day care providers to improve the quality of child care settings and help make sure [...]

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Donaldson Foundation awards $30,000 grant to support Partners For Success®

By |2019-02-18T01:09:43-05:00April 1st, 2017|Categories: School Success|

The Donaldson Foundation has awarded $30,000 to 360 Communities to support its school-based Partners For Success program. 360 Communities Partners for Success employs family support workers in 32 schools in eight school districts. They engage families of at-risk, Pre-K to 12th-grade students to create a stabilized home environment that encourages learning, values high achievement and prepares [...]

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360 Communities: your relationship to community needs

By |2019-02-18T01:09:44-05:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized|

by Jeff Mortensen President & CEO Do you have eyes that see the courage and struggle in the people around you? We each hold a unique perspective and are more likely to see those things that “fit” our own world view. With life’s many distractions and our personal mindsets, it takes being open with intentionality to [...]

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