Summer Lunch Program is Back!

June 22, 2015

The Community Action Center is again sponsoring free summer lunches for kids.  Lunch is served from 11:30 – 12:15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 15 – August 7 at the Jefferson Square Apartments Office, 1356 Jefferson Road.  All children up to age 18 are welcome.  Please join us for lunch!

Northfield Fire & Rescue Team Annual Food Drive

March 13, 2015

Be on the look out for the Northfield Fire & Rescue truck next weekend March 21st.  They will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Annual Food Drive to support the CAC Food Shelf during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

Summer Camp Scholarships

February 25, 2015

Would your child like to go to camp this summer?  It may be cold and icy outdoors, but camp season is around the corner.  The CAC has funding available to send kids to overnight camps or summer activities.  Your child could have the opportunity learn outdoor survival skills, boat, swim, ride a horse, learn a language, play sports, or just make new friends.  Popular summer camps and activities fill early, so please contact us at 664-3550 to learn more and apply.

Volunteer Profile: Steve & Joan

October 2, 2014

Joan and Steve are trained MNsure Navigators who jumped into action to help the CAC enroll those in need of healthcare when the law changed earlier this year.

Steve-and-Joan-WebSteve is retired from the computer technology industry and put his skills to use with the online MNsure enrollment system. He says, “Healthcare is an extremely important issue to us. Being a Navigator for the CAC has been rewarding because each person has had a different situation, and the people we worked with really needed the assistance they found at the CAC. People know that the CAC is the place to go.”

Joan, a retired public health nurse who has volunteered with many of the CAC’s programs, says, “The CAC is caring and extremely responsive. They see a need and respond by developing programs that are important and necessary.”

Read other profiles in our 2014 Annual Report!

Client Profile: Mary

September 25, 2014

Mary hadn’t been able to take the CAC’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class in the past due to work conflicts, but when she found herself unemployed a couple of months ago, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity. To boost her confidence and complement her new skill set, the CAC staff suggested she enroll in the new Northfield WORKS program.

Mary smiling in front of green bush.Mary says, “I thought, ‘Why not?’ And the program was a great refresher with lots of information and support to help me get my new job. In addition to the classroom time that concentrated on topics like interviewing and résumé writing, the program provides a mentor, makes counseling and budget help available, and offers continuing education classes and lectures.”

Since graduating from Northfield WORKS, Mary has secured a full-time job as a CNA and will begin additional training to become a restorative aide and a trained medication aide in the coming months.

Read other profiles in our 2014 Annual Report!

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