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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 […]

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, […]