360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

by Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

Think of the last thing you ate.  Are you still full?  Or is your stomach rumbling?  Are you worried about where your next meal will come from?  Or will it be easy and stress-free for you to find a nutritious meal?  Unfortunately for many Minnesotans, especially children, having enough food […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, food shelf, fundraisier, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities addresses increasing need with healthy food access

In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, Armful of Love is a gift

by Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

A four-year-old girl jumped into the arms of 360 Communities’ Sophia Bond and squeezed her tight after she gave her a new winter coat.  When the little girl arrived at Armful of Love with her mother in the minus 10-degree weather to pick up their gifts, Sophia quickly noticed […]

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: Columns, community fundraiser, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, Armful of Love is a gift

Ranger: an innovative new resource for survivors

An exciting 360 Communities initiative involves a creative way to provide survivors of abuse additional support. We are working with an organization called Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) that trains service dogs to respond to traumatic events, like mass shootings or disasters. 360 Communities will have a victim support dog named Ranger, pictured to the left with Outreach […]

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Ranger: an innovative new resource for survivors

360 Communities: your relationship to community needs

by Jeff Mortensen
President & CEO

Do you have eyes that see the courage and struggle in the people around you? We each hold a unique perspective and are more likely to see those things that “fit” our own world view. With life’s many distractions and our personal mindsets, it takes being open with intentionality to […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities: your relationship to community needs

360 Communities supports survivors every month of the year

October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but vigilance, conversation, education, and advocacy about the issues of domestic and sexual violence is needed year-round. According to the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, at least 13 Minnesotans have died as a result of domestic violence in 2016. One out of four college women experience sexual assault on […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities supports survivors every month of the year

Moving on to the next chapter

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 told […]

By |October 1st, 2016|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Moving on to the next chapter

360 Communities stabilizes families and supports long-term academic success

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 […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: Columns, School Success, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities stabilizes families and supports long-term academic success

360 Communities improves experience for food shelf customers

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 […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Columns, fundraisier, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities improves experience for food shelf customers

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, fundraisier, 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, fundraisier, Get Involved, School Success, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Increase your impact with 360 Communities