Workforce Development, Inc. newsletter | February 3, 2014| Keeping Communication Current | page 3
Wayne Stenberg, Semcac – Serving SE MN
Wayne Stenberg is the Executive Director of Semcac. The Agency’s mission is, “to assist people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance through their own and community resources,” he said. For over 48 years Semcac has been impacting communities throughout SE MN. As a leading nonprofit we are committed to providing outstanding services to the region. The Agency currently has over 20 programs in the areas of Community Development, Transportation, Family Planning, Head Start, Senior and Outreach and Emergency Services. Each is led by caring, compassionate staff that are there to help people achieve independence.
Semcac believes in collaborations and currently works with and is connected to 772 different partnerships. This is a testimony to the many years of hard work and time that has been invested into cultivating long lasting and trusted relationships. From these efforts the Agency has been able to glean excellent volunteers who continue to work alongside staff to accomplish the ongoing vision of creating, “a vibrant south-eastern Minnesota, led by thriving individuals, families and communities”.
In 2013 Semcac reached an unduplicated count of 32,932 people who received some form of service. Our largest demographic continues to be the senior with 9,283 served. The next demographic would be people 24-44 with 6,479 seeking assistance.
“It’s an Agency where people make a difference in the lives of others”, Wayne said, “employees at Semcac truly enjoy serving the people in SE MN and that is a reward that pays lasting dividends.”
By Wayne Stenberg