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 do—guiding Stateline residents towards a pathway out of poverty—without the generosity of Stateline Community Foundation and our other supporters and champions.”
The funds will be used to support the Merrill Community Sharing Garden, the employment and training program called the Fatherhood Initiative, and Community Action’s relatively new high-school mentoring programs, Filling the Void (for young men), and Magnify Your Mind (for young women).
While the sharing garden and Fatherhood Initiative are well-established programs, Community Action’s youth mentoring programs were founded in 2014 and 2015 respectively, after Beloit resident Kevin Young approached the agency about running a program to support youth.
“The need for these programs was self-evident, and the mentoring programs have really taken off, and our Fatherhood program and garden continue to flourish,” Dever says.
For more information about volunteering with these or other Community Action programs, call (608) 313-1321.