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Guest Speaker: Christie Larson of WeCAN
Today, Lake Fellowship welcomes Christie Larson to talk with us about Western Communities Action Network, Inc (WeCAN). WeCAN serves individuals and families in need in Western Hennepin County. They are a community nonprofit that empowers and equips individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.
WeCAN was founded in 1989 to address the lack of social service programs for low-income families in Western Hennepin County. From emergency assistance to food support to helping our clients with job skills, WeCAN is in existence to help, support and inspire.
Christie is a graduate from St. Olaf college with a degree in social work and American University with her masters degree in public policy. She has worked at a variety of nonprofits in both Washington DC and the Twin Cities before joining WeCAN as their executive director in 2014. Christie enjoys working at a community nonprofit where she can see the direct impact of her work and lives in Maple Plain with her five year old son and two rescue pitbulls.