Local Paint-A-Thons are a collaborative effort between Community Action, area organizers, businesses, volunteers, and partners. Groups come together to repair, paint, and beautify the exterior of homes in the Burlington and Fort Madison area Paint-A-Thons.

For more information on how to get involved please call us at 319-753-0193. 

Day of the Child

The Day of the Child is an annual event that brings families together for an afternoon of fun activities, education, and community information.  25+ agencies and organizations set up booths throughout the mall.  Each booth displays available resources and free, fun activities, games, arts, or crafts for children and their families to engage in. To learn more about Day of the Child, please call 319-753-0193 and ask for Tamee DeCoursey or email

Southeast Iowa Child Care Seminar

The Annual Southeast Iowa Child Care Seminar is a child care provider training, sponsored by Early Childcare Iowa. Provided by Community Action of Southeast Iowa.

This is generally a full Saturday in early November. DHS training credit is offered along with lunch and snacks. There is no cost for the full day training.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Noon meal held annually at the Burlington High School Cafeteria on Thanksgiving Day.

Link to the Thanksgiving Day Dinner Facebook page for updates.

Article from the Hawkeye about the 2017 Dinner

Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit

This event is co-sponsored and held at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt Pleasant. It is usually held annually in April.

Local Community Events