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Moving on to the next chapter

2019-02-18T01:09:52-06:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

By Sal Mondelli CEO Emeritus After a very rewarding four plus years as CEO, I have handed the reins over to Jeff Mortensen effective October 1, the start of the new fiscal year, as part of an orderly transition plan which was set in motion over 18 months ago. If five years ago you would have [...]

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360 Communities stabilizes families and supports long-term academic success

2019-02-18T01:09:53-06:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

By Lisa Lusk Director of School Success Academic success is not a guarantee for any student. Even children who have all the tools and support in the world to reach their potential may have significant hurdles to overcome requiring hard work in order to succeed. Imagine what it must be like for a student who comes [...]

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360 Communities improves experience for food shelf customers

2019-02-18T01:09:53-06:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized|

by Sal Mondelli Chief Executive Officer Asking for assistance is not easy for anyone. When people come to 360 Communities for help, they have usually run out of options. Maybe they are unemployed; perhaps their jobs don’t pay enough to cover unanticipated expenses. They could have a medical crisis, a disability, or their retirement savings could [...]

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Gift card drive to benefit 360 Communities

2016-07-29T09:25:19-05:00July 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Twin Cities Premium Outlet in Eagan is running a gift card drive through August 31st. The outlet mall's back-to-school drive has a goal of raising $2,500 in gift card donations for 360 Communities. You can purchase gift cards for shoes, clothing, household items, gas, school supplies and more at the Twin Cities Premium Outlets information [...]

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360 Communities supports school success step by step

2019-02-18T01:09:53-06:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized|

by Lisa Lusk Director of School Success Tears of joy and relief streaked down Sandy’s face when she processed the news. It was December, and the latest test results showed that her first-grader, Kylie, was now reading slightly above grade level, a monumental improvement from where she was at the beginning of the school year. Sandy [...]

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Increase your impact with 360 Communities

2019-02-18T01:09:54-06:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

by Sal Mondelli Chief Executive Officer Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” When a person makes a positive impact in the life of another, it produces a lasting legacy. Being a positive force in another person’s life can make [...]

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Helping students succeed by supporting parents first

2019-02-18T01:09:54-06:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stephanie, a single mother of two, had her own struggles when she was in school and found it difficult to help her children with their homework. She was withdrawn and did not communicate with school staff. Her daughter, Chelsea, was falling behind in the second grade and her teacher became concerned. She turned to Partners For [...]

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Burnsville business owner recognized with award

2019-02-18T01:09:54-06:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Every year, 360 Communities recognizes community partners who go above and beyond the call of duty to support our mission of preventing violence, ensuring school success and promoting long-term self-sufficiency. Earlier this year, we honored Burnsville business owner Jimmy Vosika for his support of our Armful of Love holiday gift program. In 2014, when we put the call out to [...]

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Help end domestic and sexual violence

2019-02-18T01:09:54-06:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention & Intervention|

by Jeff Mortensen President & COO According to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW), nearly half (41%) of teens seen at Twin Cities health clinics report physical and/or sexual violence in their relationships. One in three adult women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. One in six men have experienced sexual abuse in their [...]

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360 Communities announces leadership transition

2019-02-18T01:09:54-06:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

BURNSVILLE, MN - 360 Communities President & CEO Sal Mondelli has announced that he will retire at the end of 2016. The board of directors has approved the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Jeff Mortensen to President & COO, effective immediately, with a transition plan for him to succeed Mondelli as CEO later this year. “Sal has been instrumental [...]

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