Fundraising: Yankee Candles

Are you looking for a gift for a special someone? The Public Relations Committee is selling Yankee Candle products. Funds raised go towards getting the word out about our agency.  You can make a catalog order with one of our committee members at any of our locations before November 1, 2019 or online orders support us through January 8, 2020…

Weatherization Works

According to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, households with low-incomes spend 16.3% of total annual income on energy versus 3.5% for other households. Weatherization Programs are critical to reducing their energy burden and frees up income for other essentials like food, medicine, and education.

August 2019

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama

WIC Questions

How do we know how we can help? We listen to participants. We ask you for feedback about how we are doing. The latest request we have of you is to help us gather information about the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC). Follow this link to take the survey. This provides us with feedback so…

Continuing On: July 2019

“The poor you will have with you always” a famous man once said. The needs in our communities continue and so do we. Each month we assist families and individuals who come to us in need.

Community Needs Assessment

An essential part of planning is looking at the current needs of our communities and the people that we serve. Local data was collected, analyzed and presented to our board. It’s available for you to view as well. Take a look into what’s going on in our communities and with people in poverty in southeast Iowa by reading the Community…

Iowa Community Action Association Conference

Executive Director Sheri Wilson, Center Director Lisa Nafziger, and Planning Director Rachel Albrecht attended the Annual ICAA Conference. All three came back with new ideas having made connections and learned. Ongoing learning is so important for all of us.

CSBG State Plan

We are a Community Action Agency because we receive federal dollars from the Community Services Block Grant. We submit an application to the state every year and the state must submit an application to the federal government each year. The state draft application is available to be reviewed and there is a public forum for it to be discussed in…

Changes, June 2019

Three through five year old’s in Head Start are out of school for the summer, but that doesn’t mean things are slacking around here. We continue to offer many assistance programs through the summer months and Head Start staff is gearing up for a great start to the new school year come fall.

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.