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22Friday, May 22, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers Announces $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program

Kassidy Farrey, Communications Manager, WISCAP
(608) 244-4422

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2020


Gov. Tony Evers Announces $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program


The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) supports Gov. Tony Evers for his announcement of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. Administered by the Department of Administration (DOA), the program will provide financial assistance for […]

19Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Community Action names new executive director

The Board of Directors for Community Action Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties (CAI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Marc Perry to the position of Executive Director of the agency.

“We conducted a national search and Marc was the top-scoring candidate in every category,” says Julie Lewis, chair of the board.  “One of his […]

31Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sixty days at Twin Oaks Shelter leads to permanent housing

We are pleased to share two recent success stories from Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless.

Maria came into Twin Oaks after staying in a motel on a motel voucher from another organization. Maria became homeless after an abusive relationship caused her to be evicted. While at Twin Oaks, she worked temporary jobs and was able […]

31Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Grant from Stateline Community Foundation allows grocery deliveries to seniors

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is delivering groceries and supplies to 20 low-income senior citizens in Beloit thanks to an emergency $3,000 grant from Stateline Community Foundation.


“These seniors in the Merrill and Hackett neighborhoods have limited mobility and are part of the most vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Marc Perry, […]

30Monday, March 30, 2020

Local nonprofit agencies join forces to provide activities for Beloit students

Community Action Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties (CAI) is partnering with the Stateline Family YMCA and Stateline Boys & Girls Club to provide activity bags for Hackett and Merrill elementary students in Beloit.

“We want to say hello, boost morale and let kids and families know we’re here for them,” says Marc Perry, Interim Deputy […]

26Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Community Action expanding programs in Walworth County

Community Action Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties (CAI) is expanding its employment and training programs in Walworth County. The anti-poverty agency is working with the Walworth County Educational Consortium (WCEC) Alternative High School and United Way Walworth County to enroll low-income individuals in its Fatherhood Initiative and Fresh Start programs. Both programs have proven […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]