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Brothers in Chains donates 500 toys to Community Action programs

Rock County, WI (December 2014) - This week, Brothers in Chains Motorcycle Club donated more than 500 toys to Community Action, Inc., to be distributed to children throughout Rock County. Accompanying the donated toys was a monetary donation of $420.00 to purchase additional toys for families with infants and toddlers. Click here for the full story.


Community Action & Data Dimensions Unveil Play It Forward Campaign

Janesville, WI (December 2014) - Community Action, Inc. enthusiastically announces its new Play It Forward Capital Campaign to benefit Community Kids Learning Center, 2230 Center Avenue, Janesville. The campaign involves a complete renovation of the Community Kids playground, and is being launched with a $100,000 gift from Data Dimensions. Click here for the full story.


Community Action announces new executive director

Beloit, WI (October 2014) -Community Action, Inc. is pleased to announce Cecilia Dever will lead the agency as its next Executive Director. Dever currently serves as Community Action’s Deputy Director, a position she has held since January. The agency’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed in a recent closed session that Dever is the right candidate for the Executive Director position.
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Community Action to offer reproductive health care at Beloit Memorial 

Beloit, WI (September 30, 2014) - Community Action, Inc. is pleased to partner with the School District of Beloit as a provider of school-based reproductive healthcare, preventive healthcare and education once a week at Beloit Memorial High School. Until recently, these same services were provided by Beloit Area Community Health Center. Click here for the full story.


Community Kids Learning Center to host free event for families

Janesville, WI (August 2014) - Preschool-age children attending the open house may participate in a cupcake walk, face painting, decorate-your-own ice cream and make-your-own play dough. The Edgerton Lions Club is also providing free vision screening at the event.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for the full story.


Twin Oaks Manager brings passion to position

Darien, WI (August, 2014) - There are times when the difficulty of some people’s situations and the long waiting list of homeless people can be discouraging, but almost daily someone’s kindness and generous spirit changes the mood all over again. A little girl collects food and clothing from her school, a woman brings in a check every month because she just feels “it’s the right thing to do”. Shelter Manager Renae Mitchell says she’s amazed and grateful every day for everyone who contributes to making Twin Oaks a special pathway out of poverty for hundreds of people.
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Community Action of Rock & Walworth Counties Receives $2,000 Stateline Community Foundations Grant

BELOIT, WI (April 2014) – Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties announces that it has received a $2,000 grant from the Stateline Community Foundation, to support the Fatherhood Initiative.

The Fatherhood Initiative provides employment skills training, coaching and mentoring with regard to employment access, employment placement and ongoing coaching to support employment retention. The program also provides education regarding parenting skills, healthy life choices and maintaining positive relationships. Other training activities focus on financial management including establishing or improving credit, developing relationships with traditional lenders, and budgeting. Click here for full story.


Local Youth Travel to D.C. to Build Support for Education and Job Training

Students from Community Action’s Beloit YouthBuild Fresh Start Program in Nation’s Capital to Advocate for Increased Support


BELOIT, WI (March 2014) – On April 3rd, Candelaria Diaz and Ike Lee from Community Action’s Beloit YouthBuild Fresh Start program will be in Washington, D.C. meeting with our elected officials. They are being joined by over 100 fellow students from YouthBuild programs across the country to advocate for increased federal dollars to support YouthBuild USA. For 35 years, YouthBuild programs have proven to be truly effective in reconnecting low-income young people ages 16 to 24, all without a high school diploma, to education and employment. Click here for full story.


Director of Community Programs awarded the 2014 UAW Local 95 Civil Rights Service Award


BELOIT, WI (February 2014) – Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties Director of Community Programs, Marc Perry received the 2014 UAW Local 95 Civil Rights Service Award for his work on social justice and civil rights issues. On January 11, 2014, a Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration was held at Blackhawk Technical College where youth was the main focus. Young people entertained those gathered at the event with dramatic readings, music and a video presentation. Young people were honored as well for their essays prepared for the event. Click here for full story.


Community Action, Inc. Welcomes Deputy Director and Development Manager


BELOIT, WI (January 2014) – Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is pleased to announce Cecilia Dever as Deputy Director. Mrs. Dever brings a demonstrated passion for working with families in poverty and has a long-term commitment to serving our local communities. She has worked for the past 11 years overseeing operations and human resources at Rock Walworth Comprehensive Family Services (otherwise known as Head Start & Early Head Start). Prior to Head Start, Mrs. Dever worked for the Stateline Boys and Girls Club as Center Director for 3 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. Click here for full story.


Emergency Food Assistance Available in Rock and Walworth County


BELOIT, WI (January 2014) – Community Action, Inc. announces food assistance services available in both Rock and Walworth counties.

 The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).  TEFAP is a supplemental food assistance program that is designed to work in combination with other assistance programs in efforts to maximize and target limited food and funding resources.  Community Action, Inc. is one of 16 Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFOs) administering the distribution of TEFAP commodities to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.  The program is supported by funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS). Click here for full story.





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