Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc. (RKCAA) is hosting a fundraising event during the month of May to commemorate Community Action Month. The agency's fundraising goal is $20,000, to support the four programs/initiatives below. RKCAA works to positively impact the community in the areas of housing, food and nutrition, health, and asset attainment.
Dedicated Dads Program - Father Involvement is central to healthy children and healthy families. Did you know that fathers who are active in their children’s upbringing can significantly benefit their child’s early development, academic achievement and well-being? Dedicated Dads provides father-specific programming with weekly Power Hour classes where lively conversations are held on topics such as co-parenting, child development, financial health, anger management and father engagement. Contributing to Dedicated Dads would assist in expanding fatherhood programming and special events, such as the Daddy Daughter Dance, Father’s Day barbeque or workshops to develop new skills.
Teaching Kitchen - RKCAA’s Teaching Kitchen has provided hands-on cooking activities to over 3,000 Kenosha children and families since opening in 2013. Parents say it is a great way to get their children to try new foods. Children love to help prepare recipes, whether it is stirring the batter or adding fresh vegetables to their tortilla pizza. RKCAA is seeking to build on this success by upgrading the Teaching Kitchen to a commercial-grade kitchen, which would enable us to offer the following programs and services:
Breastfeeding Initiative - The overall goal of the Breastfeeding Project is to educate pregnant and postpartum families about the benefits of breastfeeding while increasing awareness to improve breastfeeding rates in Racine. Breast milk contains antibodies that help a baby fight off viruses and bacteria.
RKCAA is seeking to enhance its services to families by offering:
Adolescent Health - The overall goal of the Adolescent Health Project is to improve the health and well-being of youth in the Racine community. Did you know that teens actually listen to their parents? They are more likely to develop strong core values if parents are engaged and active in their lives and they are more academically successful.
RKCAA is seeking to enhance its services by: