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Apply for Head Start

Online Application for Head Start and Early Head Start Or contact any of the Head Start Locations Parent Update Letters can be found on our main Head Start webpage. Description of Programs Classroom Locations and Facebook links For More Information and Reports

Burlington Paint-a-Thon

We are partnering with Two Rivers Bank & Trust, Diamond Vogel and others in the Paint-a-Thon which aims to beautify 12 houses in Burlington the week of Labor Day this fall. Homeowners may apply through July 14th. They must be low income AND one of the following: disabled OR over 55 OR a single parent OR a veteran. Homeowner applications…

Summer Giveaway on Facebook

Perfect for a picnic or making some iced tea for friends. To enter, comment on the original giveaway post AND like our Facebook page by June 21, 2021. One winner will be announced on Facebook and will pick up their prize at any of our Southeast Iowa locations. http://caofseia.org/about-us/locations/ If you have already liked our business page, simply comment on…

May is Community Action Month!

Join us in celebrating, learning, and growing. Visit our event webpage about the month Join our e-newsletter Coordinate your wardrobe with us on Tuesdays (see the calendar) Learn about our agency by following some of these links Hear success stories on how we are accomplishing our mission in our weekly emails Relax and do some coloring of the Huggy Heart…

Partnering in Child Abuse Prevention Month

Everyone can play a part in preventing child abuse. Learn more from The Quad-County Community Partnership for Protecting Children. Poverty is a risk factor in child abuse. Our work at Community Action directly impacts children and families. We are involved in child abuse prevention. Number of children abused in Southeast Iowa in 2019: Lee County – 224 Des Moines County…

An Accountable Agency

When people, places, and entities give you money it’s important to be able to show them how you used it. To be good stewards of what you’ve been given. This promotes trust, transparency, reliability, and future giving. To make sure this happens at all levels, rules and guidelines have been handed down. Results Orientated Management and Accountability, ROMA is a…

Food Partners & Insecurity

We’re a proud partner with the Food Bank of Iowa working towards a hunger free Iowa. Food pantries at each of our centers in Burlington, Fort Madison, Keokuk, Mt Pleasant, and Columbus Junction are able to buy foods at a highly discounted rate through the Food Bank of Iowa. Many staples and other items are donated by local groups, business,…

Helping in Southeast Iowa

There are people in need all across southeast Iowa. We have centers in each our four counties to help. Take a look at our Eichacker Center in Fort Madison in the video below. Many services are able to be safely provided online, by phone, pick up or drop off, or with increased safety measures. Location information can be found here:…

Hy-Vee My Heart Bags

As you make essential trips to the grocery store, you can purchase a $2.50 reusable Red, “My Heart” Bag at Hy-Vee at their 939 Angular St, Burlington, IA location in February to send us a $1 donation. Thanks to our mutual customers and supporters for this partnership! You can also donate to us securely online here.

Poverty in Southeast Iowa Zoom Class

We overviewed poverty data, causes, conditions, stereotypes, helpful and hurtful things, and had a short discussion in small groups. Presentation Slides Discussion Group Questions See the agenda If you participated, please complete the short evaluation here. *This class was not recorded. If you or a group is interested in having this or another presentation done by Community Action please let…

Facebook Giveaway

To enter, comment on the original giveaway post and like our Facebook business page by February 3, 2021. One winner will be announced on Facebook and will pick up their prize at any of our Southeast Iowa locations. http://caofseia.org/about-us/locations/ If you have already liked our business page simply comment on the original giveaway post to be entered. Bundle includes: 2…