St. Paul, Minn. (December 6, 2010) – ECHO (Emergency, Community and Health Outreach), has taken steps to educate individuals within the Hispanic, Hmong, Somali, and low-literacy English communities about their local Community Action Agency and how it can make a difference in their lives with the services it offers.
Upcoming programming for “Community Action Minnesota” on tptMN includes the Hmong language program on Sunday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m. The show is hosted by Bee Vang, with guests Malinda Lor, Community Action Minneapolis and Tou Yang, Community Action Ramsey & Washington Counties.
The captioned English language program will be aired Sunday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. It is Hosted by Lillian McDonald, with guests Commissioner Toni Carter, Ramsey County Commissioner and Rich Boyce, Community Action Ramsey & Washington Counties.
ECHO is a St. Paul-based nonprofit, partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health to produce a television special on H1N1 flu in 7 languages, designed to meet the unique needs of New American audiences.
“Community Action provides so many services that it can be difficult to get the people we serve to see that we can be a one-stop-shop for the kind of assistance that can help to lift people out of poverty,” stated Arnie Anderson, Executive Director of Minnesota Community Action Partnership.
The statewide broadcast promises information on Minnesota’s 28 Community Action agencies and the services they provide including: Head Start, energy assistance, weatherization, affordable housing, food support, senior services, financial fitness training, tax preparation, and job training.
“Community Action provides a wealth of information and services for all communities across the state,” stated Lillian McDonald, executive director, ECHO. “It’s important that people know what they can expect from their local agency and ECHO is playing a big role in making that happen.”
Formed in 2004, the mission of ECHO is to leverage partnerships to deliver vital health, safety, emergency and civic engagement information to help the ever-changing, diverse population integrate and become successful in our communities.