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Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless in July

360 Communities and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fifth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match donations to 360 Communities food shelves during the month of July, up to $5,000. The more funds 360 Communities food shelves raise in July, […]

By |July 11th, 2014|Categories: Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless in July

Make giving back a way of life with 360 Communities

By Sal Mondelli
360 Communities President & CEO

360 Communities believes every person should have the opportunity to live a safe, healthy and successful life. We work diligently to turn this belief into reality by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. This work takes a passionate staff, an engaged […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency||Comments Off on Make giving back a way of life with 360 Communities

A child asks me to describe myself … in one word

By Tony Compton
Director of Marketing and Communications

One morning over breakfast, my 11-year-old daughter posed a seemingly simple question: “Dad, if you had to describe yourself with one word, what would that be?”

I couldn’t come up with an answer, so I did what I think many parents do when their children stump them – I turned the tables. “How […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on A child asks me to describe myself … in one word

Help 360 Communities serve more during the March Campaign

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO

“Some folks think people who come here don’t want to work. I wish they would understand that people like me are going through a rough patch and need a little help to make it through.” This is what one 360 Communities client told a staff member during a recent visit […]

By |March 4th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency||Comments Off on Help 360 Communities serve more during the March Campaign

360 Communities Helps End the Cycle of Domestic Violence

By: Ann Averill
Supervisor, 360 Communities Lewis House, Hastings

When a survivor leaves an abusive relationship, transitioning to a safe and healthy future is not easy. This difficult task requires a stabilizing support system to be successful. 360 Communities Lewis House provides the safe shelter, counseling and resources women and children need to build a violence-free […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities Helps End the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Innovative collaboration addresses increasing need

By: Brian Geraty, Executive Director, Vineyard Community Services & Jeff Mortensen, Chief Operating Officer, 360 Communities

Earlier this year, the Brookings Institute released data showing that between 2000 and 2011, the ranks of the poor in the Twin Cities suburbs grew by more than 115,000 — a 128% increase in that time. This report highlights […]

By |January 10th, 2014|Categories: Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Videos||Comments Off on Innovative collaboration addresses increasing need

Supporting the hidden hungry through 360 Communities

By Karla Bauer
Partners For Success® Family Support Worker

As a family support worker for 360 Communities Partners For Success®, I witness poverty and hunger in schools and in homes every day. I see the barriers to success poverty throws up in front of students and I work to help stabilize families so that children have […]

By |December 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Supporting the hidden hungry through 360 Communities

The Gift of Armful of Love: the 360 Communities Experience

By Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

A woman recently interviewed to participate in 360 Communities Armful of Love, our holiday gift program that has been matching families in need with sponsors for over 40 years. With her one-year-old baby at her side, she told us that her husband was a painter who found odd painting jobs […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Categories: Columns, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on The Gift of Armful of Love: the 360 Communities Experience

360 Communities Addresses Basic Needs While Supporting School Success

By Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

During the holiday break, there are many Dakota County students who will enjoy themselves at home surrounded with comforts of food and family. But some children are not so fortunate. For a variety of reasons, a break from school can mean long hours home alone with little food in the […]

By |December 10th, 2012|Categories: Columns, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities Addresses Basic Needs While Supporting School Success

Remembering Winnie during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Experts agree that domestic violence cuts across all racial and socioeconomic lines, and it is often deadly.

So far this year, eleven women have died in […]

By |October 15th, 2012|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Remembering Winnie during Domestic Violence Awareness Month