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23Thursday, January 23, 2020

Grants from Associated Bank directly benefit people in need

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is among the agencies throughout Wisconsin receiving grant funding from Associated Bank and the Great Green Bay Community Foundation. Associated Bank has designated $7,000 toward Community Action’s Fatherhood Initiative and $15,000 toward the agency’s Rapid Rehousing Program. Both awards will directly impact low-income people living in Rock […]

14Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Community Action begins search for next executive director

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties will soon conduct an internal and external search for the agency’s next executive director. Community Action’s current executive director, Cecilia Dever, recently announced she has accepted a position with another organization.


“We are sad to lose Cecilia’s strong leadership and commitment to Community Action but happy that she […]

26Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sixth Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza set for Dec 7th

It’s an annual tradition in Rock County. Families with small children excitedly open the doors to the Gingerbread Extravaganza. When they see thousands of balloons, a full candy buffet, and Santa Claus they stop in their tracks, trying to take it all in. It is the best feeling to make that magic for children during […]

5Thursday, September 5, 2019

United Way investment shows direct impact on Beloit youth

A group of low-income Beloit students is starting a life-changing program, thanks in part to funding from United Way Blackhawk Region.

“We have 30 students who have chosen to invest in their future economic opportunities, and the first week of classes has been great,” says William Chatman, program manager for Beloit Fresh Start YouthBuild AmeriCorps.
“These students […]

13Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Emergency Food Assistance Available in Rock & Walworth Counties

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 […]

22Monday, July 22, 2019

“Fill the Tractor” event to benefit Twin Oaks Shelter

Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless, a program of Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties, is excited to announce “Fill the Tractor for Twin Oaks”. The country-themed fundraiser will be held August 3rd at Whiskey Ranch, W9002 State Road 11, Delavan. The event features bucket raffles, hourly 50/50 draws, celebrity bartenders and live […]

28Monday, January 28, 2019

Volunteers needed for emergency overnight shelter

BELOIT–The Salvation Army – Rock County – Beloit, WI is organizing an emergency overnight shelter January 29th, 30th and 31st and needs volunteers and donations of blankets, food, etc..

4pm-8pm: Dinner served during this shift
Midnight – 4am
4am – 8am: Breakfast served during this shift

Volunteer duties will be first and foremost, to be present as an extra set […]

10Thursday, January 10, 2019

Beloit Fresh Start Earns National Award

Beloit Fresh Start YouthBuild AmeriCorps, a program of Community Action, Inc., is one of two organizations nationwide earning the Exceptional Culture of Service award. The award, part of the Rawland T. Watkins YouthBuild AmeriCorps Impact Awards, was presented at the national YouthBuild AmeriCorps Management Conference in Denver, CO, January 7th-9th.


“YouthBuild USA was looking at the […]

18Wednesday, April 18, 2018

“A life-changing program”

Carlos, a father of three, was an inmate in the Rock County Jail’s RECAP program when Erick Williams gave a presentation on Community Action’s Fatherhood Initiative. Carlos promised Erick, the program manager, that he would enroll in the Fatherhood Initiative upon his release.

From the first day Carlos walked into group, he was serious about transforming […]

16Tuesday, January 16, 2018

United Way Blackhawk Region announces funding for eight CAI programs

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties (CAI) is thrilled to receive $381,000 from United Way Blackhawk Region (UWBR) to support eight programs. The funding is the first time UWBR lengthened its grant allocation cycle to 18-months.

“Community Action programs are investments in the community,” says Cecilia Dever, CAI Executive Director. “By helping others achieve self-reliance, […]