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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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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.

Thanksgiving Foodbox Distribution

November 25, 2015

Turkey Distribution 4Turkey Distribution 2Parishioners of the Church of St. Dominic brought together turkey dinner fixings for families who may not have had a festive dinner on the Thanksgiving holiday.  The members of the social ministries committee worked hard yesterday escorting the turkeys and food bags to happy families.  CAC is grateful to all who helped!  Happy Thanksgiving!


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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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Foodshelf - Open
July 26, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Produce Distribution
July 26, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Clothes Closet Senior Thursday sale
July 28, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
July 28, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
July 28, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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