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Statement regarding Burnsville domestic violence killing

Statement regarding Burnsville domestic violence killing Our community has experienced another loss of life due to domestic violence. Eight-year-old Amir Demarion Harden was trying to protect his mother when he was shot and killed by his father. Our hearts are with Amir’s mother [...]

June 11th, 2024|

A year of growth and impact

2023 A year of growth and impact In 2023, 360 Communities experienced remarkable growth. Our commitment to fiscal responsibility shone through as we navigated a substantial increase in individuals seeking services.  More than 98% of those served had household incomes below 200% of [...]

December 18th, 2023|

Embracing diversity to build a more prosperous future for all

Embracing diversity to build a more prosperous future for all A message from Jeff Mortensen, President & CEO 360 Communities’ 90 staff and 1,000 volunteers courageously walk alongside more than 15,000 people every year. Learning from this collective strength, wisdom, and feedback, 360 Communities [...]

August 18th, 2023|

Delivering safety and stability to prevent homelessness

Safe, affordable, stable housing is a foundation for having strong families and communities. But far too many Dakota County residents either lack or are at risk of losing this vital and most basic need of shelter. On any given night in Dakota County, there [...]

November 4th, 2022|

Child Care Aware strengthens early childhood development in Dakota County

Investing in early childhood development Research shows that high-quality early childhood education is an extraordinary way to promote future success in life. Improving children’s experiences in their early years can have powerful long-term impacts on all racial and economic groups. The 360 Communities Child [...]

August 22nd, 2022|

Celebrating 50 years in Dakota County

a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen 360 Communities started as a small group of social-minded individuals who turned belief into action. Their unifying desire to live out values for the good of others was contagious and engaged the broader community [...]

March 8th, 2022|

End Victim-Blaming

End victim-blaming a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen Every 73 seconds, a person is sexually assaulted in the United States, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). The majority of sexual assaults are never reported to [...]

May 6th, 2021|

Elan and Think Bank team up to support 360 Communities

Elan and Think Bank team up to support 360 Communities This spring, Elan and Think Bank, in a powerful partnership, dedicated a day of service at 360 Communities, amplifying the impact of a generous gift to 360 Communities as a part of [...]

June 24th, 2024|

Acacia Montessori partners with Wayfinder

Acacia Montessori: A Wayfinder partnership to support early childhood development in the Somali community Partnering to empower diverse communities The story of Acacia Montessori in Apple Valley is an example of how 360 Communities empowers diverse communities and improves early childhood development. [...]

June 6th, 2024|

Messiah Community Food Shelf transforms lives

Messiah Community Food Shelf: a community-led approach that transforms lives Volunteer finds community and purpose When Erin Lemke and her family moved to Lakeville, she desired a place of belonging where she could use her skills to help others. She [...]

June 6th, 2024|

A decade of prevention and impact

Employee Spotlight: Steph Hogan A decade of prevention and impact Steph Hogan is a bedrock of 360 Communities’ Partners for Success® program, which improves graduation rates, attendance, and student behavior. Steph and her colleagues positively impact the lives of over 1,200 students each [...]

June 6th, 2024|

Statement regarding Lakeville domestic violence killings

Statement regarding Lakeville domestic violence killings 360 Communities extends our heartfelt condolences to the family of Bethany Israel after the tragic incident of domestic violence that claimed her life and the life of her unborn baby last week.  Our thoughts are with her [...]

May 31st, 2024|

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