Press Release

24Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Merrill Neighborhood Sharing Garden Receives $2,000 Grant

Community Action announced today that it has received a $2,000 grant from the Stateline Community Foundation for its Community Sharing Garden located in the 1300 blocks of Porter and Nelson Avenues in Beloit’s east-side Merrill Neighborhood. The garden was created as part of a larger neighborhood revitalization project Community Action has been leading in a […]

24Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Community Action to Host Prom Event

Community Action programs encourage young people to make informed and responsible choices. This spring we are partnering with Beloit College, the School District of Beloit and Beloit International Film Festival to host a walk called “Kick Off Prom, One Step at a Time”.
The FREE one-mile walk on Saturday, April 25 will begin and end at […]

17Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Community Action to Host “Strike Out Poverty” Bowling Event

Community Action, Inc. is pleased to announce its first “Strike Out Poverty” bowling event planned for March 21, 2015 at Lake Geneva Lanes. The fundraiser will benefit Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless and Community Action’s other anti-poverty programs in Walworth County.

In 2014, Community Action guided 740 Walworth County residents on a pathway out of […]

17Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Community Action receives $6,000 from BMO Harris Bank

Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is pleased to announce a $6,000 donation from BMO Harris Bank. The funds are designated to support the agency’s Twin Oaks Golf Outing, Gingerbread Extravaganza and Fatherhood Initiative.
“BMO Harris Bank congratulates Community Action on its 50th anniversary of providing pathways out of poverty in Rock and Walworth […]

28Saturday, March 28, 2015

Community Action celebrates 50 years of fighting poverty

From Janesville Gazette –  March 28, 2015  See article online

BELOIT—Cecilia Dever likes to share a success story about Savanna Brewster, a young woman on the verge of homelessness.

When Savanna lost her job, she went for help to Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties.

Community Action found she was eligible for a program that helped her […]

16Monday, February 16, 2015

Driver’s Education Scholarships Available in Evansville

AWARE in Evansville, in partnership with A Safe and Defensive Driving School and Evansville High School, is offering ten $250 scholarships for driver’s education classes. Evansville High School students aged 15-17 years old whose household income qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program (whether or not you have applied), are encouraged to submit an […]

21Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Emergency Food Assistance Available in Rock and Walworth County

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 […]

21Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Community Action Announces New Development Manager

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is pleased to announce Lynn Vollbrecht as its new development manager. She joined the local nonprofit organization in December.

In her role, Vollbrecht will be responsible for creating systems and procedures to support a donorcentric environment through education and training. She will develop and nurture relationships with volunteers […]

16Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brothers in Chains Donates 500 Toys to Community Action Programs

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.

“It was a humbling experience to walk into the club and witness […]

8Monday, December 8, 2014

Community Action and Data Dimensions Unveil Play It Forward Campaign

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.

“Many of our employees rely on Community Kids as a safe place […]