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1985cacmoves.pdf
Community Action Council (CAC) moves to larger quartersThe Burnsville Current Feb. 4, 1985 reports of CAC's move to 14451 County Road 11. The article includes an interview with agency director Frank Brennan. The agency is now 360 Communities.
360s_brochure.pdf
360 Communities brochure 2017Changing lives and strengthening communities to a new degree is description 360 Communities provides about its services which include: Violence prevention, School Success programs, Dakota Healthy Families, Child Care aware, a Family resources center and food shelves. The organization began as Community Action Council.
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360 CommunitiesTheir network of five food shelves in Dakota County provides immediate food and resources to individuals and families to bridge them through difficult times and help them reach self-sufficiency. Each year, about 10,000 people benefit from this vital service. Shown is the Burnsville food shelf.
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360 CommunitiesThanks to donations of area stores, breads are made available to clients at 360 Communities.
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360 CommunitiesThe information area found in the lobby of their Burnsville office.

Founded more than 45 years ago by a group of volunteers, 360 Communities provides hope and support to about 18,000 individuals each year with 9 programs in over 40 locations, including a network of five food shelves, two domestic violence shelters, two resource centers and three programs that support school success from birth through high school graduation. About 1,300 volunteers donate their time, energy and talent in support of 360 Communities every year.
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360 CommunitiesThis mission statement of the organization is found in the lobby of their Burnsville Office.

In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency.

Founded more than 45 years ago by a group of volunteers, 360 Communities provides hope and support to about 18,000 individuals each year with 9 programs in over 40 locations, including a network of five food shelves, two domestic violence shelters, two resource centers and three programs that support school success from birth through high school graduation. About 1,300 volunteers donate their time, energy and talent in support of 360 Communities every year.
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360 Communities Mission StatementOriginally the Community Action Council, the agency rebranded as 360 Communities.
360_Communities_news_summer_2017.pdf
360 Communities News Summer 2017Sample of the newsletter published by 360 Communities. Jeff Mortensen is President and CEO. The agency was formerly Community Action Council.
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Community Action CouncilArmful of Love is the annual holiday giving program sponsored by CAC (Community Action Council) now 360 Communities.
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Community Action Council 1979Armful of Love is the annual holiday giving program sponsored by CAC (Community Action Council) now 360 Communities.
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Community Action CouncilArmful of Love volunteers - Community Action Council's Holiday gift program. Shown are Bill Pelletier, Jeff Stanczak and Rick Vezzoli. December 14, 1977 Current photo.
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Community Action CouncilSioux Trail students walk to raise money for the Community Action Council's Food Shelf. October 25, 1978 Burnsville Current photo.
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Armful of LoveCommunity Action Council's Armful of Love coordinator Jackie Vezzolli and sons Tony and Rick. November 29, 1978 Burnsville Current.
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Armful of LoveSkateville collects paper products for the Armful of Love Christmas gift program at Community Action Council. 1978 Burnsville Current.
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Janet ShickellNovember 9, 1977 - Burnsville Current. For many years Janet Shickell was one of the volunteers who coordinated the Community Action Council's Armful of Love Holiday gift program.
armful_of_love_1984.pdf
Armful of Love is a success 1984The January 14, 1984 Burnsivlle Current reports on the success of the Community Action Council's Armful of Love during the 1983 holiday season. They served 660 families with 2,244 individuals with all gifts coming from individuals, churches and businesses. Coordinators were Janet Shickell, Pat Beatty and Jackie Vezzoli.
Armful_of_love_1984_results.pdf
Armful of Love brightens Christmas for thousands 1985The December 23, 1985 This Week News reports on volunteers sorting through hundreds of gifts that will find their way to needy through the Community Action Council's Armful of Love program. CAC is now 360's Communities.
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360 CommunitiesVolunteers wrap gifts for the annual Armful of Love holiday gift project. Photo compliments 360 Communities.
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360 Communities Each holiday season 360 Communities reach out to the community and volunteers to provide gifts for those in need through the Armful of Love program, stated through the Community Action Council.

ShopJimmy and MN Home Outlet owner, Jimmy Vosika, generously donated the over 12,000 square feet of warehouse space necessary to store and distribute gifts for 1,000 families.
cacfoodpantry.pdf
Community Action Council gives meals to hungry residents 1977CAC - Community Action Council feature story in the Dakota County Tribune explains food shelf and clothes closet program for people in need. CAC is now 360 Communities.
CAC_driver_volunteers.pdf
Driving needy brings satisfaction to CAC Volunteers 1986The Countryside Newspaper February 17, 1986 (a paper owned by the Burnsville Current) reports on volunteers Mabel Harris and Harold Hansen, who volunteer for the Community Action Council's transportation program. CAC is now 360 Communities.
CAC_fundraiser.pdf
Community Action Council launches fundraising drive 1982August 10, 1982 - Burnsville Sun reports that Community Action Council launched its first annual fundraiser with the theme It all comes back to you. Joanne Shiebler, an official with the Burnsville Current is chairperson.
CAC_If_A_Lone_line_1975.pdf
Value of If-a-lone telephone line at Community Action Council 1975July 10, 1975 Minnesota Valley Review features a story about the Community Action Council's Information and Referral Hot Line then called If-A-Lone. According to Executive Director Frank Brennan, the line exists to respond to people's questions and needs. It averaged 502 calls in three months. Mary Ryan (Ajax) who would later become CAC's executive director was phone coordinator and Jack Kennelly was CAC's Public Relations coordinator and author of the article.
CAC_story_1981.pdf
Community Action Council 1981The Burnsville Progress Edition, 1981 features the Community Action Council.
call_if_a_lone.pdf
Community Action Council Help LIneThe original "Hot line" sponsored by Community Action Council was known as IF-A-LONE.
clothesclosetnewlook.pdf
Community Action Council Clothes Closet gets new look 1974August 1, 1974 Dakota County Tribune reports on the updating of the Clothes Closet, then located in Apple Valley. The following year CAC would move to Burnsville and remains there today under the name 360 Communities.
Community_Action_Apr_1985.pdf
Community Action Council 1985The April, 1985 Newsletter for the Community Action Council reports on its move to 14451 County Road 11. A grand opening for CAC's new multi-human service facility, has been set for April 18.
community_action_brochure.pdf
Community Action Council 1984An informational brochure for the Community Action Council, then at 13760 Nicollet Ave. Their mission: In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, the Community Action Council (CAC) serves to identify and to reach out to provide basic human services to the residents of Dakota County. Their services included: Dakota Help Line, Emergency Services, Financial advice, Transportation, Clothing, Food, Furniture, Battered Women assistance, Tax assistance, Sexual assault assistance, summer youth employment and Christmas assistance. The agency is now under the name 360's Community.
Community_Action_Cares_1999.pdf
Community Action Council Cares newsletter 1999The Spring 1999 issue of the newsletter produced for supporters and those served by Community Action Council. In 1999 CAC was located in Lakeville, once being in Apple Valley and Burnsville. Mary Ajax President/CEO writes on April being Volunteer recognition month and the role of volunteers in CAC's programs. Volunteer opportunities are presented, April is sexual assault awareness month, CAC offering services at Rosemount's Family Resource Center and the upcoming Volunteer appreciation banquet.
community_action_council_10_yrs.pdf
Community Action Council celebrates 10 years 1980The Community Action Council will celebrate ten years of service to Dakota County residents with an open house October 24, 1980. The agency started in 1970 when five members from the newly established Church of the Risen Savior met to discuss ways in which their parish could play a more useful and significant role in the community. When it became apparent that more people would be needed, additional parishes were contacted and in February 1971 representatives from seven churches gather to organize the Community Life Center... In 1972 the agency became known as Community Action Council...October 8, 1980 Burnsville Current article.
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