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360 Communities supports school success step by step

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 […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Columns, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities supports school success step by step

Increase your impact with 360 Communities

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 all […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Increase your impact with 360 Communities

Help end domestic and sexual violence

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 […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Help end domestic and sexual violence

Give to 360 Communities for the health of your community

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO

It feels good to give. In fact, there are studies that suggest charitable giving is actually good for your health. This is the season of giving, and nowhere is this more apparent than at the 360 Communities Armful of Love holiday gift program. Just ask the Rotary Club of Apple […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Categories: Columns, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Videos||Comments Off on Give to 360 Communities for the health of your community

Join 360 Communities and End Domestic Violence

by Sal Mondelli
President & CEO

Ayan Abdi Abdulahi, 21. Carol Lee Alexander-Pickart, 76. Kelly Ann Anderson, 45. Samirria White, 19. Victoria Alvarez, 15. These are just some of the names and ages of 24 known Minnesota victims of domestic violence homicide in 2015, according to the Minnesota Coalition For Battered Women (MCBW). Each time […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Join 360 Communities and End Domestic Violence

Minnesota Says No More to Sexual and Domestic Violence

by Tony Compton
Director of Marketing and Communications

No more, ‘what did she think was going to happen?’ No more, ‘what was she wearing?’ No more damaged lives. No more excuses.

These are some of the words Minnesota residents expressed in public service announcements for Minnesota Says No More, a 360 Communities project aligned with the national […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Minnesota Says No More to Sexual and Domestic Violence

New outreach role at 360 Communities Lewis House supports long-term success

By Doreen L’Allier
Community Resource Worker

Sandy had been on the run from her abuser for years, including a period of homelessness when she lived in a tent with her three children. Mary also became homeless after experiencing domestic violence. Both women found safe haven and support at 360 Communities Lewis House and discovered a […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Categories: Columns, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on New outreach role at 360 Communities Lewis House supports long-term success

360 Communities helps families take steps for success

By Lisa Lusk
Director of School Success

Sandra is a single mother raising three children. She is employed, but the income is not enough to support her family. Her estranged husband offered no financial support and her income was too high to qualify for government assistance. At the beginning of the school year, staff at her […]

By |June 1st, 2015|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities helps families take steps for success

Help Curb the Endemic Problem of Sexual Violence

by Carol Connelly
Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinator

Several years ago, Jules was laid off from a construction company. Her former supervisor, Frank, maintained communication with her and encouraged her to reapply when there was a new opening. She had been unemployed for 15 months when Frank advised her of a job opening. She applied and […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Help Curb the Endemic Problem of Sexual Violence

360 Communities Builds Awareness with National NO MORE Campaign

By Jeff Mortensen
Chief Operating Officer

The pictures were of a woman’s face, battered and bruised. One eye was purple and swollen. And she wore an expression of hopelessness, as if everything had been taken from her. The pictures were attached to an email sent through our website seeking help. They are difficult to look […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Columns, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities Builds Awareness with National NO MORE Campaign