On March 23, WCA received a Best Practices Award from Minnesota Community Action Partnership, Minnesota Department of Human Services Office of Economic Opportunity, and the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development. The award was based on WCA’s wellness initiatives for SNAP-eligible populations.
|L-R: John Fitzgerald, Lori Lerohl, Margaret Palan of WCA,|
Darlyce Rangaard from U of M Extension SNAP-Ed, Angela Larson of WCA.
Western Community Action was one of eight community initiatives with proven results in moving families toward self-sufficiency to receive a Best Practices Award on March 23. The awards go to local community action agencies that have achieved outstanding and measurable impacts in helping low-income households achieve greater economic self-sufficiency and in building partnerships across social service, government, and business sectors to better meet the needs of local communities. Minnesota Community Action Partnership, Minnesota Department of Human Services Office of Economic Opportunity, and the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development have partnered for the past 11 years to evaluate and recognize initiatives that aim to end poverty across Minnesota.
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