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7Thursday, January 7, 2016

“Community Action is my first choice when I need help.”

Rakeem successfully completed the Community Action WIA In-School Youth Program in November of 2013. Rakeem received his high school diploma and went on to find gainful employment working for the School District of Janesville. In September 2015, Rakeem found himself unemployed and in need of help. Rakeem reached out to Community Action’s WIOA Out-of-School Youth program […]

23Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It does nothing but get better.

The young men and women in Community Action’s mentoring program are not your average teens.

“I see a change in their perspective, the way they have respect. The way they communicate with each other,” says group founder Kevin Young.  “Their relationships are different. We teach them to stop, weigh out your options, then proceed. From the […]

21Monday, December 21, 2015

“Paying it forward is important.”

ANGI Energy Systems has supported Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless for the past four years. Every year employees “adopt” the shelter’s residents at Christmas and try to fulfill their needs, wants and dreams.

To give you the scope of the project, this year employees donated items like new tires, a windshield and a specialty wheelchair […]

17Thursday, December 17, 2015

Brothers in Chains donates gifts for 500 kids

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 […]

25Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Community Action to co-host World AIDS Day event

(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 Action. […]

19Thursday, November 19, 2015

I didn’t want to give up

Staff in Beloit Fresh Start believe everyone deserves a second chance at success. For Liliana, joining Fresh Start was just what she needed to graduate from high school.

Liliana completed the rigorous interview process and was accepted into Fresh Start in August 2014. When she entered the program, she was quiet and soft-spoken. Up until then, […]

19Thursday, November 19, 2015

“Addicted to doing positive things”

When you join a gang in third grade, good life choices don’t often naturally follow. Jeovante Jones, originally of Chicago, knows that first hand.

“People don’t want to be bad, but when you grow up in that environment, it’s like second nature,” he says. “They don’t know how to go about it, but they want to […]

18Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Generations helping at Twin Oaks

The call comes in the middle of the night.

Your daughter and your young grandchildren are in crisis. They need your help.

You and your husband try to talk her through it, but it quickly becomes clear the best way to help her family is to be there in person.

You pack up some belongings, put others in […]

18Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Driven with a diploma

Jack came to the Community Action mentoring group and wasn’t on the right path. He wasn’t getting good grades in school, he even had some alcohol and drug issues. He was junior in high school. He wanted to do something better with himself.

He was a star high school athlete, one of the popular kids.

He entered […]

18Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The road to success

“My niece had gone through a divorce and was a single mom, working at an entry level position. Her credit score was affected by things that happened in her marriage that were out of her control. She had a hard time finding an affordable and reliable car to drive to work.

She was carpooling with another […]