Please help support us in our move to a new location!
Blue Water Community Action (BWCA) has been providing services to the lowest income residents of St. Clair County for over 50 years, including: Head Start and Early Head Start; Weatherization and Home Repair; skills development and education for adults related to parenting, financial literacy, buying a home, self-sufficiency, gardening, and food preservation; utility assistance; and, a protective payee program.
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED! We have an opportunity to purchase and renovate a building that will meet our needs for the next 50 years and beyond.
Ownership of a building to house 16 early childhood classrooms and all of the other programs operated by BWCA will save costs and allow funds to be focused on programming and positive outcomes for program participants. BWCA currently rents 8 locations that will be consolidated into one location. This will allow participants to access programs and services that will maximize their ability to move towards social and economic self-sufficiency. The new building will provide:
Ø Preschool and early learning spaces that are optimized for learning,
with updated technology, security access only to students, and classrooms
for infants and toddlers of parents finishing high school, going to college, or
Ø Two generation learning opportunities, with parents learning skills to
move them towards self-sufficiency while their children are learning skills that
are preparing them for kindergarten and life.
Ø A commercial grade kitchen, to provide meals for children, adult cooking
classes, and, a kitchen incubator.
Ø Two playgrounds, fenced in and developmentally appropriate – one for
preschoolers and one for infants/toddlers.
Blue Water Community Action’s mission is to advocate for and provide individuals with limited income and opportunity to become socially and economically self-sufficient in their community. The mission is accomplished through:
-A focus on Self-Sufficiency
-Broad recognition in the community as a provider of Quality programming
-A gift for Collaboration
-Frugal spending habits
-A long track record of Success
Thank you for supporting Blue Water Community Action.