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Be the hope during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2020-10-16T09:03:36-05:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

360 Communities President & CEO Jeff Mortensen October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month To say that the year 2020 has been a challenging one is a vast understatement. But with all of the adversity we are facing, it is clear that our communities still have an enormous capacity to look out for the [...]

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Vote now for a better community

2020-10-16T17:47:47-05:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

This year's election goes beyond who will be president. Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, employment and healthcare. Help make a difference in your community and let’s vote on or before November 3rd! Have you registered to vote yet? Do you know how to track your absentee ballot? Information can be found in 11 languages [...]

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Volunteer with a battle of her own continued to fight for others

2020-10-16T21:11:15-05:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Community Resources, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

Longtime 360 Communities supporter Mary Laeger-Hagemeister believed in people and the power of friendship. She knew that with a solid foundation of resources and support, anyone could reach their goals. She also recognized that anyone at any given time could need help. For years, Mary volunteered at the Burnsville Family Resource Center, meeting with families [...]

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Exciting changes at the Farmington Food Shelf

2020-08-09T14:42:16-05:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Community Resources, Uncategorized, Videos|

The Farmington Food Shelf recently moved down the hall in the Farmington Area Public Schools' Instructional Service Center building at 510 Walnut Street. Volunteer lead Cherie Rudolph says that when the school district remodeled, they gave special attention to the food shelf's needs. With the new space, the Farmington Food Shelf has a dedicated entrance [...]

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Our statement on the killing of George Floyd

2020-06-03T20:33:59-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized|

We must be the change George Floyd By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO The death of George Floyd is profoundly upsetting. The unrest sparked by his killing has underscored a stark reality. The United States is known as a land of hope and opportunity, but black Americans live in a country that subjects [...]

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Resilience and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-05-11T11:55:30-05:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, School Success, Success Stories, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

by Jeff Mortensen President & CEO The pandemic has caused increased levels of uncertainty and anxiety across communities. Dakota County experienced a 3,000% increase in unemployment applications, with more than 37,000 people seeking help in just the last 30 days. Although COVID-19 presents an extraordinary crisis in recent history, families who struggle through hardships have [...]

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Building more choice into the Farmington Food Shelf

2019-05-24T15:01:18-05:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Uncategorized|

360 Communities and Farmington Lutheran Church have partnered to bring a shopping model food shelf to Farmington this fall. The existing food shelf is undergoing a transformation that will result in an increased ability to serve Farmington families with more healthy choices and additional support.   Over the past several years, 360 Communities increased its healthy food [...]

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State bonding bill passage means expansion at the Rosemount Family Resource Center!

2019-02-18T01:09:41-06:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Proposed expansion, courtesy of the City of Rosemount. Governor Dayton recently signed a bonding bill that included $450,000 for the expansion of the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center!  For more than a year, 360 Communities has been working with Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste and other city officials to pursue state funding for the [...]

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360 Communities adapts to meet the needs and the future

2019-02-18T01:09:42-06:00February 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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Armful of Love is a holiday miracle

2019-02-18T01:09:42-06:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

By Jeff Mortensen President & CEO I mentor a group of eighth-grade boys with a friend of mine, and for this year’s community service project, the group volunteered at 360 Communities Armful of Love.  Volunteering and participating in community service is a healthy developmental aspect for people and an important part of growing vibrant communities.  The [...]

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