Changing Lives 1 at a Time

Above is a report on some of our activities for the month of May. Each month through Community Action of Southeast Iowa lives are impacted, people are changed, partnerships are built, people are strengthened, and quality services are provided to alleviate the conditions and causes of poverty empowering people on their journey to self-sufficiency.

Children and Poverty

Children and especially children of color are disproportionately affected by poverty. The circle graph below shows the percentage of children in poverty by population numbers in our four counties in southeast Iowa. When we look at the number of individuals and how many of them in that group in our area are in poverty we see some astronomical numbers: 14.62%…

Results – April 2019

“Helping People, Changing Lives” and telling you about it. Above is a short snippet of what’s been happening at Community Action. Your partnership, your donations, your support, your comments, your spreading the word, you make a difference.

TBRA Applications

*Applications CLOSED as of June 7, 2019. *If you applied you can expect to receive a letter in the mail by August 1, 2019 to let you know of your application status (approved, denied, or on the waiting list). Community Action of Southeast Iowa is [was] taking applications for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program. Anyone is welcome to…

Community Basket

The Burlington Bees Baseball team helps local non-profit organizations raise funds every year. If you buy a raffle ticket from us, $1 goes to the Community Basket raffle and $1 to our agency. Basket Tickets can be bought at our central office at 2850 Mt Pleasant St Suite 108, Burlington, IA 52601. You do not have to be present to…

Clients, Please Help

If you have received services from us recently we want to hear from you! This survey will only take about 10 minutes and is a huge help to us as we look forward to planning. It helps us evaluate what is important to you, what you and others may need help with, and in our planning as we look at…

New Classroom

A new Duration Classroom has been opened at the Marie Tallarico Center as Head Start received a grant to provide more services for expanded hours in Keokuk. This classroom will serve 15 children from 3-5 years of age in families with incomes at or below 100% of the federal poverty level. This preschool classroom is open for six hours a…

Welcome and Thanks

This year we have had a few people retire and have welcomed on some new management team members. Community Action has around 140 employees and is considered a mid sized agency. Many of our staff have been with the agency for years and are a huge asset. Each year at our annual dinner we recognize those with longevity of service…

Results

Community Action is centered around making a difference in people’s lives. Making a difference can be something that is hard to quantify. ROMA, Results Oriented Management and Accountability, was introduced and expected to be followed at all Community Action Agencies starting in 1994 as a “framework for continuous growth and improvement” as a “performance-based initiative designed to preserve the anti-poverty…

May is Community Action Month

May is Community Action month. This year, 2019, marks the 55th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the US thrive. Executive…