Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties
The AmeriCorps program provided by Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties (CAI) engages 24 members and leverages an additional 60 volunteers to provide programming and resources to disadvantaged populations in Beloit, Wisconsin. Members are engaged in education, job and life skill development, and civic engagement. Beloit AmeriCorps members participate in a year-long program resulting in 100% retention, 80% high school diploma attainment and construction pre-apprenticeship certification, 100% are engaged in leadership and civic development through community revitalization efforts. AmeriCorps funding of $179,550 is matched 30% with local, state, and in-kind resources in the amount of $78,000; this project total is $257,550. The AmeriCorps funding provides essential resources that reflect a commitment to Beloit youth and enable the youth to be leaders in reshaping and rehabilitating the neighborhood in which they live.