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July 15, 2016

dundas7:30 pm, July 20, 2016

Community service night where
non-perishable food will be
collected for hungry neighbors.

We’re Hiring!

May 1, 2016

We are currently seeking a Client Services Specialist.  This .75 time position provides direct support to clients who are in need of crisis intervention.  Registers clients for participation in agency programs.  Helps clients coordinate available resources to resolve crises. Additionally, represents agency constituencies to help identify and develop strategies to address community diversity issues.

To apply, please complete our employment application or send a resume and cover letter to Karen Smetana at smetana.karen@communityactioncenter.org.

employment application.

See the employment page for more information.

Summer Camp Scholarships

March 31, 2016

Would your child like to go to camp this summer?  It may be cold 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.

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Operation Backpack Equips Local Students

July 28, 2016

This year the United Methodist Women’s Campaign for Children expects to serve 575 local students getting ready for school through the Operation Backpack program.

The Community Action Center identifies eligible families with children 4-18 years old for invitation to select their backpack and receive the appropriate set of supplies, required by their school.  This year backpacks will be offered to 4 year-olds enrolled in a preschool program (Head Start, school-based program, nursery school, etc.)

The distribution occurs in less than four weeks.  Registration, or certification, for assistance by Operation Backpack is currently underway at the CAC, with August 5th and August 8th reserved for special recertification visits, prior to the deadline of August 10.

Tax deductible monetary donations for the program may be directed to Operation Backpack, P.O. Box 804, Northfield MN 55057.  We appreciate the support of other local churches, businesses, organizations, donors and volunteers who help to offer this program.

For more information on registration, please call the CAC at 507.664.3550.

Foodshare 2016

March 2, 2016

Health Insurance Enrollment

February 4, 2016

Health insurance open enrollment ended on January 31, 2016.  However, you may still get insurance if you qualify for medical assistance or Minnesota Care or if you have a life change.  Life changes include marriage, divorce, birth of a child, or loss of employer-sponsored coverage.  CAC has trained MnSure navigators ready to help!  Call us at 507-664-3550 to schedule an appointment.

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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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Clothes Closet Senior Thursday sale
August 25, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
August 25, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
August 25, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday's Table
August 25, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Food Shelf -- Open
August 26, 11:00am – 5:00pm

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