A partnership of three organizations – the school district, the county, and the foodshelf created by local churches – collaborate to build a facility to house a new service center model to support low income and new immigrant families in their community.
The Regional Family Services Center will expand relief services to meet basic human needs and produce long term gains by increasing adult economic self-sufficiency and student academic achievement in northwest Hennepin County. Three project partners are collaborating to build a 50,000sf expansion to the local Continuing Education and the Early Childhood and Family Center: Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP), the lead partner, is a community-based charity providing food, clothing, and other assistance to low-wage families, senior citizens, and other vulnerable adults; Osseo Area Schools (ISD 279) is the fifth largest school system in Minnesota and one of the state’s most diverse; Hennepin County Department of Human Services and Public Health is the third project partner.
Results Achieved: Project underway, achieving to date 85% of a $14.5 million capital goal. During 2008 JPR Consulting lead the legislative relations and lobbying effort to secure a $2.0 million grant through a Minnesota capital appropriation; cultivated corporate and individual leadership gifts.