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

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

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 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

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

Survivor Finds Strength in Telling Her Story

Jules was subjected to sexual assault multiple times by her boss and was revictimized by a company that was not equipped to address her complaints appropriately. She eventually left the company because of the trauma and subsequent health problems she experienced. This past spring, Jules attended 360 Communities’ Sexual Assault Services advocacy training, seeking […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Categories: Get Involved, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Survivor Finds Strength in Telling Her Story

360 Communities Provides the Gift of Support

By Karla Bauer
Burnsville Family Resource Center Coordinator

Twelve-year-old Miya had one wish this holiday season: to have her own guitar. Miya’s parents were not in a financial position where they could afford the luxury of buying holiday presents for their two children, let alone an expensive gift like a guitar.

They signed up for 360 Communities’ […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities Provides the Gift of Support

Join the Team: Say NO MORE

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO
Recently, the Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball Team visited 360 Communities to help out at our Burnsville food shelf and then traveled over to our Lewis House sexual and domestic violence shelter in Eagan. This is the team’s second visit to 360 Communities and shows just how committed these young men […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Join the Team: Say NO MORE

Mother Donates Artwork to Lewis House in Memory of Daughter

On a recent trip to a Hudson, Wisconsin art gallery, Lisa Anderson purchased a piece of floral felt art created by Fiber Artist Robbin Firth. She bought it for its “joyful appearance and appeal” and when she got home she thought of a special place where it could possibly help others: 360 Communities Lewis House. […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Get Involved, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on Mother Donates Artwork to Lewis House in Memory of Daughter