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Social Worker

April 16, 2015

We are hiring for a part-time, temporary social worker.  The social worker will work from now until October 1 to assist with our homeless programs.  Responsibilities will include enrolling clients in our emergency shelter program, assisting participants to develop plans to achieve stable housing, and referring clients to outside resources, as appropriate.  This is a half time position for approximately 22 weeks.  For more information, contact us at 507-664-3550.

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

March 6, 2015


Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign has begun!  This month our community is working together throughout the state to raise money and food for all food shelves.  And the best part is every dollar and pound raised in our community of Northfield stays here. more »

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 »

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Northfield Fire & Rescue Team Annual Food Drive

March 13, 2015

Be on the look out for the Northfield Fire & Rescue truck next weekend March 21st.  They will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Annual Food Drive to support the CAC Food Shelf during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

Summer Camp Scholarships

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 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.

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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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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