Mission: To improve the quality of life of low income persons in our service area by providing comprehensive programs in the areas of employment, training, career and vocational planning (for adults and youths), energy conservation, home improvement and hazard reduction.
Programs: The energy program includes the weatherization assistance program and wheap furnace emergency with each providing various energy and heating services. The weatherization program provides services to reduce energy bills and conserve energy through home rehabilitation. The program is available to income eligible homeowners and renters in the counties of door and kewaunee. The improvements are completed by program consultants at minimal costs to the homeowner.
the employment program includes dvr grant program and the workforce innovation and opportunity act (wioa), all of which help individuals enhance work skills and to eventually seek employment. With the help of grants to fund the activities of the door county job center, each program aims to build or improve employment entry, offer workshops to develop work skills and achieve self sufficiency.
the other program revenue and expenses are a result of various programs that contribute to the mission of the organization, but that are not large enough to be separated out into the seperate program areas. All the other program activities provide assistance to low income individuals based on need and qualifying factors.
I give my time to We Are Hope Inc. our 'Be Smart About Education, ' initiative. For more than 11 years, I worked for a college where we dispersed over $430,000 in scholarships. I left my college position because we started selling education rather than career guidance. College debt is now negatively impacting our economy. This program better prepares individuals & families of the economics of education & how to ensure individuals receive the knowledge to secure employment upon graduation. Education is important but 67% of students change their major at least once during college which also drives up the cost. We can do so much better to help guide people in selecting the right education for them.