By Greta C. Hansen, Executive Director
There are many aspects of Community Action Agencies that set us apart from other non-profits. One is the amazing ability of Community Action Agencies to respond to changing conditions in the communities we serve. Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc (CAC) is going through just such a change.
Over thirty years ago, CAC became involved in helping low-income families start community gardens. These gardens, located throughout Madison and DaneCounty, became points of community development not only for low-income households, but for the gardening communities attracted to each site. The gardens resulted in greater cultural understanding as well as healthy food. Continue Reading
Join us in commemorating our 40th Anniversary at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on May 8th and 9th.
Registration materials can be found here: Annual QM 2014-Registration Form and Banquet
Please contact Stephanie Mather with questions at 608-244-4422 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By Royce Debow
Chair, Board of Directors
Community Action, Inc.
As a board member of Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth counties, I take pride in the programs we run that are aimed at creating pathways out of poverty. Whether it’s transitional housing, job training or other programs, the staff works to illuminate options for individuals in need. Continue Reading
It was the largest monetary donation in 18 years to the Rio Area Food Pantry, but John Atkinson (CWCAC Board Member & Rio Food Pantry Coordinator) said he hadn’t told anyone yet because he was still in shock. “The teacher said, ‘I’ve got you on speaker phone with the class and they’ve got something to tell you,” he said. “They said that they got $10,000 for the Rio Food Pantry, and John said, ‘What?’” Continue Reading