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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.
360_brochures.pdf
360 CommunitiesAn informational brochure, 2019 for 360 Communities which delivers safety and stability that improves lives.
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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.
360_news.pdf
360 Communities News, 2010July 2010 newsletter for the 360 Communitie, formerly the Community Action Council, now located at 501 East Highway 13.
360_news~0.pdf
360 CommunitiesThe Summer, 2019 newsletter for 360 Communities.
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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.
CACname_change.pdf
Community Action Council to become 360 Communities 2010The long established Community Action Council based on Burnsville announces a name change to 360 Communities effective January, 2010.
CACnov_1984.pdf
Community Action Council 1984The Community Action Council newsletter, November 1984 announces the agency will be moving and expanding to a site on County Road 11. Also in this newsletter the introduction of Anne Hibbard and the availability of the Dakota Help Line directory.
CAC_anniversary_plans.pdf
Community Action Council plans anniversary celebration 1980October 21, 1980 Burnsville Sun reports: An open house will take place at Community Action Council for its 10th anniversary. Executive Director Frank Brennan, who joined the agency in 1974 is interviewed.
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_has_new_name.pdf
Community Action Council officially 360 CommunitiesA January 22, 2010 mailing to supporters announces that Community Action Council is now 360 Communities, a non-profit human services agency.
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.
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