Cecilia Dever started as executive director Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties in January 2015, after serving as deputy director for roughly one year. She describes how she identifies with the agency’s mission of providing access and opportunities:
It is a privilege and an honor for me to step into my new role as Executive Director with Community Action. I grew up in this community and had many obstacles to face as a child living in a single household family with a mother working multiple jobs to put food on our table. I learned at a young age to value and appreciate the generosity and good will of others. I learned to grab on to opportunity and to always strive for better. I am grateful that there were individuals in my life from the community who believed in me and helped me to see potential in myself. That is what we do at Community Action. We believe in the potential of each and every person who walks through our door. We offer opportunity and resources to provide individuals a pathway out of poverty.
Cecilia looks forward to expanding services in the Walworth County area, particularly the Skills Enhancement job training program, Work n Wheels low-interest car loans and Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless.