Jackie Buboltz of Detroit Lakes joins the West Central Initiative Board of Directors. This is a short profile of Jackie.

WCI's Early Childhood Specialist, Marsha Erickson, reflects back on stories shared through nearly six months of the COVID-19 pandemic. She believes communities of all kinds have rallied together to better understand the critical role that child care providers play in our local and regional economies.

West Central Initiative's summer communications intern, Ashley Quam, writes about her experiences, her favorite interview and learning about west central Minnesota.

Find out how United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties' Equipped to Work program is helping those who are unemployed during the pandemic.

Learn why eating locally grown food is important to farmers and communities.

As a Bicycle Friendly Business, WCI installed sculptured bike racks this summer.

Early Childhood Initiative coordinators help the community and child care providers during the pandemic.

The White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians saw a strong need for accessible food in their community and started the “Ginawemaaganinaan” Feed Our Families Food Shelf to help combat hunger during the pandemic.

Find out how Someplace Safe used West Central Initiative's Resiliency Fund to help their clients during the pandemic.

West Central Initiative, through its 2020 Resiliency Fund, is awarding more than $900,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to respond to the immediate COVID-19 needs of our region and the long-term recovery of west central Minnesota.