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18Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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 Educational Services Center in 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 […]

13Friday, November 13, 2015

YWCA Rock County Presents Dorothy Height Award to Community Action, Inc.

Released from YWCA Rock County:

Janesville, WI. – The first annual YWCA Rock County Racial Justice Conference “Building Bridges through Cultural Competency” was held on November 12, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express/Janesville Conference Center with 230 in attendance from around the region. During the sold out conference, the YWCA Rock County awarded Community Action, Inc. […]

2Monday, November 2, 2015

The keys to a better career

Tim lives in Elkhorn, and had a hard time finding a well-paying job. His car was old and unreliable, and Walworth County doesn’t have many other transportation options. He caught a ride to work with coworkers at his part-time job when he could, but that limited his ability to pick up extra hours. Without extra hours, […]

25Friday, September 25, 2015

“Now we can do better”

Debbie is a single parent of five children, one with a disability.  She was recently diagnosed with a long-term illness and tires easily.  Debbie has participated in multiple AWARE in Evansville programs and this past year, has greatly benefited from AWARE’s partnership with 2nd Harvest Foodbank and the local food pantry.

As a small community, we […]

23Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Many ways to help an Evansville family

Carol is a 28 year old mother of three.  She left Madison for a safer neighborhood, reasonable rent and a strong school.  Her partner works full-time in Madison at $13/hour and he must leave the house each day by 4 am.

Carol has attempted to work several jobs but is unable to keep them because of her […]

22Tuesday, September 22, 2015

“My mommy and I need help”

Sarah, a parent in the AWARE program’s former Snackpacker program, lost her job and moved four times in the previous eighteen months.  She said the stress of her situation was beyond anything she had ever been through.

Her daughter, Caitlyn, was very appreciative of the food provided each week.
“I think what got me the most was […]

21Monday, September 21, 2015

Skills for a work-life balance

Jenny is a single parent with three children who entered Community Action’s Skills Enhancement program in 2014. When she enrolled, Jenny was working 20 hours a week at $9.00 per hour with no health care through her employer. Her goal
was to enter the Pharmacy Technician program and further her career in this high-demand occupation.

Jenny completed […]

25Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Father figure

Jason, a father of four, came to the Community Action Fatherhood Initiative program after a long period of incarceration. While away from his family he knew things needed to change, most importantly his behavior. He also came to terms with the fact he had anger issues. During his time in the system he sought help […]

25Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Potential dropout to proud diploma

A young man was in danger of dropping out of high school last year when he entered Community Action’s mentoring program.

His behavior and demeanor changed over the summer through his work in the mentoring program and his enrollment in our Workforce Investment Act program, which led to a summer job. He steadily improved academically over […]

20Monday, July 20, 2015

Golf Outing Raises Nearly $30,000 for Shelter

(Darien, WI 7/20/2015) Walworth County’s only 24/7 homeless shelter is receiving an outpouring of support from its friends and neighbors. Preliminary numbers from Monday’s 17th Annual Twin Oaks Golf Outing show community members contributed nearly $30,000 for the shelter. The total includes sponsorships, golf and dinner tickets and general donations. The amount does not include […]