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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, […]

7Thursday, September 7, 2017

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force to finalize local agreement

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, and […]

31Monday, July 31, 2017

Community Action purchases Merrill Community Center

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 Merrill neighborhood, […]

15Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“A newly acquired feeling of worthiness”

Laura escaped domestic violence in Texas, traveling north to live with a sibling in Madison. When that arrangement didn’t work out, she put her name in a lottery for a bed in a women’s shelter, but felt overwhelmed and didn’t stay. At one point, she was living in a storage shed with her friend and […]