Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force to finalize local agreement

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Representatives from more than 20 local agencies plan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, September 14 to officially outline the Rock County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force’s (RCAHTTF) collaborative mission, roles and advocacy in our area. “As educators, we have a responsibility to look out for the health, safety, and welfare of our students, […]
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Community Action purchases Merrill Community Center

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Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties has finalized its purchase of the Merrill Community Center at 1428 Wisconsin Avenue, Beloit.   “We have worked closely with the Center’s board of directors to ensure a smooth transition,” says Cecilia Dever, Community Action Executive Director. “Through hard work and commitment to maintain services in the […]
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Community Action welcomes new development manager

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Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties welcomes Lisa Hurda as the agency’s Development Manager. Hurda is a Janesville native who has worked in non-profit management for more than ten years. In her new position, Hurda will utilize her background in fund development, donor relations and grant writing to further the agency’s mission of […]
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Community Action expands to offer Young Adult Center

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  BELOIT—Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is expanding its programs to include a Young Adult Center in Beloit. The new center will be housed in the Eclipse Center, near Community Action’s current Beloit offices. The 7,000 square foot expansion will house a gym, recording studio, and kitchen area, in addition to office […]
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Pig Roast to benefit Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless

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LAKE GENEVA—Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is holding a pig roast benefit on Saturday, September 10th at Carvetti’s Grill & Tap House in Lake Geneva. The donor contributed the cost of the party to serve as a fundraiser for Twin Oaks. The all-you-can eat event also […]
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First Choice Health Center to host free testing clinic

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The Rock County Health Department reports that while African-Americans make up roughly 5% of the county’s population, African-Americans account for 25% of the chlamydia cases, 57% of the gonorrhea cases and 66% of the co-infection cases (two sexually transmitted infections at the same time). First Choice Health Center, a program of Community Action, is hosting […]
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Community Action announces new Twin Oaks Shelter manager

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DARIEN, WIS.—Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is pleased to announce Elizabeth Knapp as the new manager of Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless. Knapp previously served as case manager for Twin Oaks, and is currently a case manager for Community Action’s Transitional Living Program. In her role, Knapp will oversee operations of […]
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Women’s Fund awards young women’s mentoring program $3,500

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Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is pleased to announce that this spring the Women’s Fund of the Stateline Community Foundation is again supporting its preventative mentoring program for teen women, Magnify Your Mind, with a $3,500 grant.   Community Action staff—lead by Nicole Pfundheller—formed the program to mentor, teach, and encourage teenage […]
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Golf outing to benefit Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless

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Registration is filling up fast for the 18th Annual Twin Oaks Golf Outing, a four-person charity scramble benefitting Walworth County’s only 24/7 homeless shelter. The outing is scheduled for June 13 at Abbey Springs Golf Course in Fontana. The scramble is followed by a dinner, program and auction. The golf outing is the shelter’s largest […]
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Community Kids Learning Center incorporates Early Head Start classroom

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JANESVILLE—Community Kids Learning Center, a program of Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties, is pleased to begin a partnership with the local Early Head Start program. “This is a unique opportunity for our staff to teach alongside the Early Head Start staff,” says Jennifer Webb, Community Kids manager. “The collaboration will also help provide […]
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Brothers in Chains donates gifts for 500 kids

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The holidays will be a bit brighter for families served by Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties. Brothers in Chains, a motorcycle club based in Janesville, donated gifts for 385 children in Community Action’s Fresh Start, Fatherhood, PATHS and Community Kids Learning Center programs. The group also donated $1,500 for additional gifts for children […]
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Community Action to co-host World AIDS Day event

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(Beloit, 11/25/2015) Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties announces its World AIDS Day community awareness event on Tuesday, December 1. The nonprofit agency is partnering with Beloit Public Health Initiative (BPHI) for the program. “Eliminating the stigma surrounding people with HIV is our mission,” says Marc Perry, director of community programs for Community […]
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YWCA Rock County Presents Dorothy Height Award to Community Action, Inc.

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Released from YWCA Rock County: Janesville, WI. – The first annual YWCA Rock County Racial Justice Conference “Building Bridges through Cultural Competency” was held on November 12, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express/Janesville Conference Center with 230 in attendance from around the region. During the sold out conference, the YWCA Rock County awarded Community Action, […]
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Golf Outing Raises Nearly $30,000 for Shelter

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(Darien, WI 7/20/2015) Walworth County’s only 24/7 homeless shelter is receiving an outpouring of support from its friends and neighbors. Preliminary numbers from Monday’s 17th Annual Twin Oaks Golf Outing show community members contributed nearly $30,000 for the shelter. The total includes sponsorships, golf and dinner tickets and general donations. The amount does not include […]
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Unity in the Community

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BELOIT (7/01/2015) —Part pep rally, part block party, organizers of the second annual Unity in the Community event are excited about the way this year’s family- and community-oriented happening is coming together. On Saturday, July 25 from noon to 6 p.m., several blocks of Beloit’s Switchtrack Alley (located in the Merrill neighborhood on the city’s […]
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Community Action seeks Walworth County landlords

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DELAVAN, WI (5-21-2015) Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is expanding its partnership with landlords in Walworth County for the agency’s Transitional Living Program (TLP).   “We’ve operated this program in Walworth County for nearly two years,” says Sue Katzer, Housing Services Manager. “The biggest benefits for landlords are guaranteed rent and weekly […]
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Women’s Fund awards new mentoring program $3,500 grant

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BELOIT, WI (4-30-15) Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is pleased to announce that the Women’s Fund of the Stateline Community Foundation is supporting a new mentoring program with a $3,500 grant. Community Action staff formed the Young Women’s Mentoring Program to mentor, teach, and encourage teenage women at Beloit Memorial High School. […]
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Emergency Food Assistance Available in Rock & Walworth County

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BELOIT, WI (4-21-15) – 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 […]
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Prom Event Scheduled For Saturday

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(4-21-15) Proud choices. Respectful decisions. Community Action is partnering with other local organizations to encourage teens to choose wisely despite the temptations of prom season. The FREE one-mile walk on Saturday, April 25 will begin and end at the Hendricks Center for the Arts in downtown Beloit. The event is open to the public. We are […]
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Community Action Celebrates 50 Years of Fighting Poverty

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(3-30-15) 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 find stable housing. With a secure home, […]
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Merrill Neighborhood Sharing Garden Receives $2,000 Grant

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(3-24-15) 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 […]
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Community Action to Host Prom Event

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(3/24/15) 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 […]
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Community Action to Host “Strike Out Poverty” Bowling Event

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(2-17-15) 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 […]
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Community Action receives $6,000 from BMO Harris Bank

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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 […]
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Community Action celebrates 50 years of fighting poverty

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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 […]
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Driver’s Education Scholarships Available in Evansville

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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 […]
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Emergency Food Assistance Available in Rock and Walworth County

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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 […]
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Community Action Announces New Development Manager

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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 […]
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Brothers in Chains Donates 500 Toys to Community Action Programs

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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 […]
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Community Action and Data Dimensions Unveil Play It Forward Campaign

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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 […]
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Community Action Announces New Executive Director

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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 […]
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Community Action Inc. to Offer Reproductive Healthcare at Student Clinic

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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. What services will the clinic offer? Community Action takes an […]
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Community Kids Learning Center to Host Free Event For Families

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Community Kids Janesville Learning Center, 2230 Center Avenue, is hosting an open house and ice cream social for families interested in its Preschool 4 Janesville (P4J) program. The open house is scheduled Tuesday, September 2nd from 4:30-7:00pm. This is an opportunity for families to visit the state-licensed center, meet with staff and teachers, and learn […]
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Twin Oaks Shelter Manager Brings Passion to New Position

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The new manager at Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless in Darien has had a busy summer so far! Renae Mitchell previously served as the executive director of non-profit organizations, including the UW-Rock County Foundation. She also taught college courses in human geography at UW-Whitewater, UW- Rock County and Carroll University. Earlier in her career […]
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Community Action of Rock & Walworth Counties Receives $2,000 Stateline Community Foundations Grant

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

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Students from Community Action’s Beloit YouthBuild Fresh Start Program in Nation’s Capital to Advocate for Increased Support  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 […]
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Director of Community Programs awarded the 2014 UAW Local 95 Civil Rights Service Award

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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 […]
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Community Action, Inc. Welcomes Deputy Director and Development Manager

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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 […]
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Emergency Food Assistance Available in Rock and Walworth County

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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 […]
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