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Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop: May 13

February 17, 2015

The Community Action Center of Northfield invites the public to Bridges Out of Poverty, an inspiring full-day workshop taking place on Wednesday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Olaf College. This educational event, featuring presenter Jodi Pfarr, is designed to transform the way people think about poverty and the role they can have in ending it. The cost is $40 for the workshop. Lunch (optional) is available for $10.50. more »

Give Kids A Smile Days: February 6 and 7

January 7, 2015

On February 6 and 7, 2015, many dental clinics in Minnesota will offer free care to children in need on Give Kids A Smile days.  This annual event is coordinated by the Minnesota Dental Association. more »

Asbestos Legal Rights

December 4, 2014

The Asbestos Legal Rights organization want you to know that victims of asbestos diseases, such as mesothelioma cancer, have legal rights and are usually entitled to significant compensation from the asbestos companies that knowingly put them in harms way. For more information, including lawsuit information, visit Mesothelioma Lawyer Center.

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Summer Camp Information Session

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 is hosting an information session for kids and their families who are interested in attending a summer residential camp this summer for the first time.  To learn more about what camp is all about and how to apply for a summer camp scholarship, come to our information session:

  • Thursday, March 19th at 6:30pm
  • Room 101, Northfield Community Resource Center

Please call 507-664-3550 to RSVP.  Pizza will be served! Prizes will be won!  Don’t miss out.


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.

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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. more »

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The Community Action Center is a private, nonprofit organization serving the greater Northfield area whose mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

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