Working Together: The Community Action BLOG
Late last week, Minnesota Governor Walz signed a bill into that will provide near-universal free breakfast and lunch to Minnesota students, fulfilling a promise the governor has been teasing for months . . .
A new report from the State of Minnesota, “The Economic Status of Minnesotans 2023”, demonstrates deep chasms of racial inequality in Minnesota on multiple metrics . . .
On Tuesday March 14, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the inclusion of Inheritance Fund assistance eligibility to the applications for the existing Downpayment and Homeowner Rehabs assistance programs . . .
We at Community Action have been following the story of the proposed Rondo land bridge over I-94 for more than a year. While there have been many steps forward for the project . . .
While there are many websites that offer user-friendly at-home tax preparation, very few offer this service 100% free of charge to tax filers . . .
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties is partnering up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Friday, April 17, 2023 . . .
Women’s History Month (Wednesday, March 1 to Friday, March 31) is underway in the East Metro. What began as Women’s History Week is now an annual declared month that celebrates the many contributions of women . . .
Community Action is happy to announce the recipient of our February 2023 Staff Spotlight, Community Action Head Start Bus Monitor, Sarmuna Wei . . .
At Community Action, health and wellness is an important issue. We are dedicated to changing people’s lives and improving communities on all levels—from the macro to the micro . . .
On Tuesday, February 14, the Minnesota House passed a pair of childcare legislation. These bills were both written to support childcare providers . . .
We try to follow all of the issues that affect people living with low-incomes in the East Metro in this blog, and this week we saw some progress on a couple specific issues we’ve been covering . . .
During the Covid-19 lockdown, the federal government issued a waiver for the state of Minnesota to temporarily provide extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits . . .
Tax season is upon us! But this year, Community Action is taking a whole different approach to the tax services we offer the community . . .
February is Black History Month, the annual of observance and celebration of the achievements of Black Americans and their central role in US history . . .
There was a bit of dispute over whether the bivalent booster released in 2022—which targets the original SARS-2 virus and the Omicron subvariants—was a necessary update to the earlier monovalent vaccines . . .
Community Action is happy to announce the first recipient of our Staff Spotlight program in 2023, Rodney Brown!
On Tuesday, January 17, the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Housing Finance and Policy Committee held a hearing on rising evictions across the North Star state . . .
In our neck of the woods, there is a whole slate of new transportation projects on the horizon set to break ground in St. Paul, Ramsey County, and Washington County between 2023 to 2027 . . .
Housing continues to be a major issue, not only here in Minnesota, but across the US. Over the past five years, nation-wide rent increases have risen on average 5.8% year-over-year . . .
We at “Working Together” have been covering the Rondo Land Bridge proposal for more than a year . . .
In sharp contrast to the disfunction that continues to grip the House of Representatives, Minnesota lawmakers were smoothly sworn into office on Monday morning, including Governor Walz . . .
On January 1, 2023, Minnesota, along with 22 states and Washington DC, raised its minimum wage. This move is estimated to raise the wages of 8.4 million workers across the country by a collective $5 billion . . .
Community Action is happy to announce Richard Boyce as the second recipient of the Staff Spotlight employee recognition program . . .
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties will be partnering with M Health Fairview and The Deaf Community Support Center to offer a Covid-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday January 17, 2023 . . .
There are still many spots to fill for the CollegeBound Boost program, and we encourage all eligible families to try to enroll . . .