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In this post, we share an excerpt from President Biden's Black History Month Proclamation and resources to help you continue exploring the "vibrancy of Black history and culture."

This blog post summarizes Carter G. Woodson's ideas behind the creation of what has become Black History Month and provides resources to help you explore the achievements and contributions of Black and African American people throughout U.S. history.

Thanks to a dedicated community of supporters, CAP-HC was able to help thousands of Hennepin County residents stabilize and build toward a brighter future. Learn more about our positive impact in 2023 in this Year-in-Review post.

To provide greater geographic access to the services we offer at CAP-HC, we have added an office in Bloomington!
1101 East 78th Street, Suite 110
Bloomington MN 55420

All of our program and services are supported at this location. Community members can speak with a CAP-HC staff member in suite 110:
Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Friday 8am-12pm
(except holidays)

Watch this short virtual tour of the new office, filmed before the Staff and Board Member Open House on Aug. 18, 2023!

We are pleased to share Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County’s (CAP-HC’s) 2022 Annual Report with you. In 2022, CAP-HC served 16,885 families with lower incomes. Those families include 35,124 adults and children who live in Hennepin County.

To provide greater geographic access to the services we offer at CAP-HC, we have added an office in Brooklyn Park!
7101 Northland Circle N, Suite 123
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

All of our programs and services are supported at this location. Community members can speak with a CAP-HC staff member in suite 123:
Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Friday 8am-12pm
(except holidays)

Watch this short virtual tour of the new office, filmed before the Staff and Board Member Open House on Jun. 16, 2023!

As Community Action Month draws to a close, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is announcing our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan. Over an eight-month period, the project delved deeply into historical contexts of poverty in Hennepin County as well as the lived experience of 61 current residents with lower incomes. Themes of human dignity and giving back resonated throughout the process and served as inspiration for CAP-HC’s ambitious three-year strategic plan.

Watch this short video recap of the One Journey process and learn more about our new strategic plan!

In our Unearthing the Roots of Poverty series for Community Action Month, we're exploring the historic context of economic hardship for people today. This post continues to explore displacement, this time through the lens of environmental injustice.

In our Unearthing the Roots of Poverty series for Community Action Month, we're exploring the historic context of economic hardship for people today. The next installment explores how policies that displaced people of color still effect health today.

In our Unearthing the Roots of Poverty series for Community Action Month, we're exploring the historic context of economic hardship for people today. The first installment tackles education disparities.

All month long, we'll be sharing information about the National Community Action Network and your Community Action organization, CAP-HC. Today, we’re sharing the official proclamation from Governor Tim Walz declaring May Community Action Month in Minnesota!

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 5: Labor Market History

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 4: Environmental Injustice

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 3: Anti-Black Policies That Displaced Communities

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 2: Colonial History of Minnesota

January is National Poverty Awareness Month. This year, we're asking the question "How did we get here?" Inspired by The Amber Ruffin Show, this series looks at the social and historical context of Minnesota and Hennepin County to better understand the social determinants of poverty and barriers to wealth generation.

Part 1: Opportunity Gaps in Education and Resources

We're pleased to share a few programmatic highlights of Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's (CAP-HC) work January through November of 2021.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network received a supplemental appropriation in the CARES Act to enhance poverty-fighting efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. CAP-HC received a portion of these funds to be used from July 2020 through September 2022. Learn more about how we supported Hennepin County residents with lower incomes through the pandemic with the funds we received.

Did you know that heating costs are expected to increase about 35% this year? And consumer electric prices have jumped nearly 16%. Learn more about CAP-HC's Energy & Water Services designed to help you avoid disconnection; maintain safe, continuous heat, electricity, and water; and help you reduce energy costs in the future.

October is National Clean Energy Action Month! In the spirit of Clean Energy Action Month, we've added videos and resources to our website that can help you save energy - and money - on your electric, heating, and water bills by making small adjustments in your home. Watch now!

We are pleased to share the anti-poverty work CAP-HC did in 2021 with our community! Last year, CAP-HC served 16,000+ households and provided over 1,000 hours of in-depth, personalized case management for Hennepin County residents. Read the full report to learn how we addressed immediate needs and helped people build toward prosperity.

On the last day of National Homeowners Month, we have a two-part blog post for anyone who is considering buying a home. In part 2, we're sharing important information about mortgage loans and mortgage payments.

On the last day of National Homeowners Month, we have a two-part blog post for anyone who is considering buying a home. Part 1 provides some tips on savings and credit.

Read National Community Action Partnership's Partnership Policy Spotlight about Economic Opportunity in the LGBTQ+ community, including data, policy solutions, and resources.

Today, we're sharing our 2021 impact for two areas of our programs & services - Housing Stability and Energy & Water Services.


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