Engaging our community to end poverty

Community Engagement

Group of people playing chessCommunity engagement means building relationships and forming partnerships for a greater good and/or to solve problems.  It means coming out and having interactions that are beneficial for yourself and the community.

Community engagement brings positive things and moves us toward change—good change.

Family Night Out 
Every second Thursday of the month families from everywhere, of every shape and size are invited to come together for a light dinner and to participate in fun art and science projects. Events are free and no prior registration is needed. We partner with the Duluth Children’s Museum and the Northern Expressions Art Collective for the fun monthly activities.

Ask An Attorney
Every third Monday, we partner with the Volunteer Attorney Program to bring a lawyer right to Community Action Duluth where you to be able to have 10-15 free minutes with them to ask your question(s) on a variety of topics.  At the end of your confidential conversation, you’ll either have your question answered or you’ll have your next steps to move forward.

Topics covered include:

Divorce/Custody/Child Support
Eviction / HRA Appeals / Tenant Rights
Unemployment Appeals/Social Security Overpayments
Criminal Expungement / MN DHS Finding Set-Asides
Bankruptcy / Garnishment / Collection Agency Harassment
Domestic Abuse / Orders for Protection
Health Care Directives

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Race Awareness Workshop (RAW)
Left unchallenged, racism, cultural stereotypes and personal biases can have a devastating economic and social impact on businesses, schools and communities. Race Awareness Workshops are fee for service seminars designed to help businesses and institutions understand the personal, structural and systemic realities of race in America and its impact on their business or school setting.

Family Freedom Center 
Family Freedom Center seeks to empower the Black community by reconstructing socio-cultural narratives and unapologetically embracing what it means to be Black, both historically and present day. The Center is fostering positive change in various systemic landscapes that directly impact the Black community while being inclusive to the Duluth community at large.

—-Community Action Duluth has helped Family Freedom Center (FFC) to launch into their own nonprofit, beginning in July 2018. Leaving with the FFC, are the Race Awareness Workshops which will be available as before by contacting and contracting with Xavier Bell.  Please learn more at www.familyfreedomcenter.org or emailing xavier@familyfreedomcenter.org ————-