One third of the people who live in the city of Duluth are living in poverty or are considered to be working poor. Community Action Duluth is doing whatever it takes to help people who are struggling to cover basic needs.

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Here at CAD, we're helping to build a better future, and you can too! We offer a variety of work experience, internship and volunteer opportunities! Build your better future while giving back and building the future of others. Join our team!

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       Top: People working together can provide solutions to poverty. Pictured are volunteers involved in our Circles of Support Community Engagement strategy listening to a Participant share a heartfelt story about living in poverty. Bottom, Left to Right: Getting Ahead participant Dortrice Bradley and her son (Artez) take the time to pose for a picture during our Circles of Support Feelin' Groovy Picnic; AmeriCorp member Angie Yoeckel prepares taxes for a customer.
Top: People working together can provide solutions to poverty. Pictured are volunteers involved in our Circles of Support Community Engagement strategy listening to a Participant share a heartfelt story about living in poverty. Bottom, Left to Right: Getting Ahead participant Dortrice Bradley and her son (Artez) take the time to pose for a picture during our Circles of Support Feelin' Groovy picnic; AmeriCorps member Angie Yoeckel prepares taxes for a customer.

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There are many ways to take action at Community Action Duluth. Click on the following links for more information.

» Attend a Community Engagement meeting

We need your creativity, ideas, and energy to end poverty in Duluth. Please see our Big View Issues Webpage for updates on issues we discuss at the Big View meetings.

» Become an Ally.

An Ally can be anyone, with any level of resources, who wants to share their time, talents, and support to program Participants. After completing a mandatory Ally Training Track, an Ally will team up with other Allies to form a Circle of Support with a Participant.

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“It is amazing to be able to help people make changes in their lives, it really makes a difference.” Says  Karn Juusola, volunteer Ally with the Circles@Work program at Community Action Duluth. Circles@Work is an innovative employment program that helps single moms get the training and support they need to meet their education and employment goals. In addition to the usual employment services, Circles@Work provides an avenue for single moms to build supportive social connections by ‘matching’ them with caring volunteer Allies from the community. Allies assist Participants in the program in numerous ways on the path to achieving their goals. “Allies offer something very different than I can.” explains Kate Wigren, Program Manager for Circles@Work. “As a paid employment coach, I am working with a whole caseload of clients and so often there are ways of helping that I can’t always accomplish; things like going with a participant to Lake Superior College to help them get enrolled in college or being available after work hours to talk through a difficult day at a new job. These supports really build success and they are the kind of activities that Allies can help with.” As Karn says about her experience as an Ally, “This is a very meaningful volunteer experience. Allies really work directly with people and build relationships. You can actually see lives change.”

If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer Ally with the Circles@Work program, call Kate Wigren at 218-726-1665 x10 or e-mail her at katewigren@communityactionduluth.org

» Be a Free Tax Site volunteer.

In 2012, 98 volunteers donated 2,896 hours to prepare tax returns for 1,600 families.
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» Attend RAW - Race Awareness Workshop

Where Talk Leads to Action. This workshop is designed for cross-cultural dialogue about the institution of racism. It is a catalyst to bring about understanding of the personal, structural, and systemic realities of this problem.

» Donate to the program of your choice.

Of course, your donations will always be put to good use, to support our work toward ending poverty in Duluth.

        

 

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