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Community Action is happy to announce the recipient of our 2024 February Staff Spotlight, Policy, Communications, & Training Administrator for Energy Conservation, Ashley Harer.

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Community Action is happy to announce the recipient of our 2023 January Staff Spotlight, Community Advocate for HeadStart, Courtney Reel. As Community Advocate, Courtney continuously works to empower individuals in our community by ensuring people's concerns are heard and their needs are addressed.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Community Action is happy to announce the recipient of our 2023 December Staff Spotlight, Professional Development Coordinator, Christy Berg. As Professional Development Coordinator, Christy has played an important role in shaping the professional and personal growth of our employees.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Explore five delicious and nutritious comfort foods that will satisfy your cravings while keeping you on the path to wellness.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

Community Action is happy to announce the recipient of our 2023 November Staff Spotlight, Marketing and Communications Manager, Ashley Wehr

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

Community Action is happy to announce the recipient for our October 2023 Staff Spotlight, Agape Center Education Coordinator, Keri Cook.

As election season approaches, the significance of our civic duty comes into focus. Voting is not just a right; it's a fundamental responsibility in any democracy. It's the way we express our preferences, values, and aspirations; shaping the course of our communities, states, and nation.

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.

Minnesota's fall is nothing short of spectacular, with its vibrant foliage, cool breezes, and the promise of cozy nights by the fire. Before the winter snow blankets the land, let's make the most of this delightful season.

Community Action is happy to announce the recipient of our 2023 September Staff Spotlight, Volunteer and Internship Coordinator, Abby Jewett.

Big River Farms, a program of the The Food Group, sits on a 150 acre plot of land focused on creating farmers and cultivating a community for farmers. Each year the farm allows people to apply and to become a farmer for the season with some farmers reapplying the season after.

Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.

Whether you choose to volunteer at a local shelter, support military service personnel or donate to a cause you care about, your Labor Day can be focused on honoring those who have worked so hard to build up our country’s economic and political well being. 

This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need!

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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