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Success Stories

Success Stories from our work

Partners For Success® supports student success

By |2019-08-15T14:34:40-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO Last school year, 55 Dakota County students graduated high school with support from 360 Communities’ Partners For Success program. When one of those students crossed the stage in June to receive his diploma, few in the audience understood the mountain of obstacles he overcame to reach that milestone. 360 Communities [...]

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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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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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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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How generosity multiplies with 360 Communities Armful of Love

By |2019-05-31T09:57:08-05:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Success Stories|

As a newly single mother of two children, Melissa needed help. Under financial and emotional strain, she struggled to stay afloat as she worked full-time and also tried to finish her collegedegree. “It was a very scary experience for me. I felt like I had failed as a mother, and that was very difficult to handle,” [...]

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Partners For Success® moves students to graduation

By |2019-05-02T13:27:18-05:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Success Stories|

High school staff referred Stacy to the Partners For Success program in the fall of 2017. Stacy and her 2-year-old daughter Jackie recently moved into the school district to live with a family friend. Family Support Worker Rebecca met with Stacy and confirmed that her new housing situation was safe but temporary. Rebecca partnered with Stacy [...]

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