Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council

Contact Information

PO Box 125
23122 Whitehall Road
Independence, WI 54747 - 0125
(715) 985-2391 1203
FY 2016 AmeriCorps State Commission (New and Continuations)

Executive Summary

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. proposes to have 20 half-time AmeriCorps members complete educational goals and build a single-family home for an income eligible family as part of the Fresh Start program in Eau Claire County, WI. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for completing a house, meeting educational goals, and becoming self-sufficient through occupational training. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 50 volunteers who will be engaged in volunteer service with the program and on National Day of Service (Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Global Youth Service Day.

This program will concentrate on the CNCS focus area of Economic Opportunity. The CNCS investment of $126,566 will be matched with another $127,068 in public, private and federal funding.

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