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12Thursday, May 12, 2016

Women’s Fund awards young women’s mentoring program $3,500

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 women at […]

12Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stateline Community Foundation Supports Key Anti-Poverty Programs

BELOIT—Stateline Community Foundation is continuing to support several Community Action, Inc. County programs through a $15,000 Stateline Community Foundation Community Impact Grant.

“We’re so grateful for this vote of confidence,” says Community Action’s executive director, Cecilia Dever. “Our programs take aim at the roots of poverty, and we couldn’t continue to do the work that we […]

12Thursday, May 12, 2016

Golf outing to benefit Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless

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 fundraiser […]

28Thursday, April 28, 2016

After two years of walking, a reliable vehicle.

After owning two unreliable vehicles that broke down constantly, Darnell was paying to carpool and walking to and from work for more than two years. Prior to the Work-n-Wheels vehicle loan approval, Darnell, his wife Kissa, and their eight year old daughter would walk in the unpredictable Wisconsin weather get groceries, go to the doctor and […]

1Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Community Kids Learning Center incorporates Early Head Start classroom

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 early […]

23Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Empty Bowls event to benefit Twin Oaks Shelter

Phoenix Middle School is once again hosting an all-you-can eat soup extravaganza.

The school’s Empty Bowls event will benefit Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter, which often provides temporary housing for Delavan-Darien school district students and families.

The event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Phoenix Middle School cafeteria, 414 Beloit St., Delavan.

Tickets are $5 […]

21Thursday, January 21, 2016

WIOA helps speed up college degrees

Isaac began his participation in Community Action’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program in 2011 in a Tourism apprenticeship program which provided him the skills to get a regular seasonal job in tourism. WIA also helped prepare him for college by providing him with college preparation classes. 

Upon graduation from Dodgeville High School in 2012, Isaac enrolled at […]

18Monday, January 18, 2016

Weatherization program: small changes for big impact

We recently scheduled an energy audit for an elderly couple living in a mobile home on a fixed income.

The list of things we can fix in a mobile home has been dramatically decreased, but light bulbs are something we can always do. When our staff members explained this to the elderly woman over the phone, […]

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 […]