CAAGKC was founded to help people change their lives for the better; help them reach for the star and achieve the moon:
- We improved the energy efficiency of 226 homes and impacted 439 lives through our Weatherization Program (LIWAP.)
- We impacted 714 lives with the Healthy Homes program.
- Installed 30 self-learning thermostats.
- CAAGKC toiletry pantries provided 179,448 moms and dads with the supplies they needed to keep their families clean and healthy.
- We assisted 113 elderly and disabled by providing care baskets.
- Our after-school and summer enrichment program, P.A.V.E. the Way, helped 80 high school students graduate.
- Our Freedom School helped 82 scholars gain increased ready skills.
- We awarded $36,000 in college scholarships.
- Occupational skills training helped 13 adults obtain CNA, CMT and Warehouse certificates.
- We presented 225 children with holiday bags.
- Case Management participants (70) participated in 16 life skill workshops: Financial Literacy, Renters’ Rights, Understanding Water Bills, Healthy Living, and Nutrition Education.
- Emergency services were provided to 194 individuals.
The whole point of what we do here at CAAGKC is to help people move out of poverty and become financially independent. Below are just a few of our stories of success. These stories will inspire you and help you remember that you are not alone in this fight. CAAGKC is here to help you reach your goals and be all you can be. Do you want to share your success story with the community? Let us know.
Nicholas and Tabitha
It had been a difficult fall for Nicholas and Tabitha, to say the least. Tabitha had developed some major health issues and was unable to work. And just like that, half their income disappeared…
Margo and Demetrius
It can happen to anyone. One day you are working at a good job, living life and raising your child, and the next moment everything you have worked for is in jeopardy…
Like many high school juniors, Tanesha wasn’t exactly sure what she was going to do after graduation. She was raised in a less than ideal neighborhood and college seemed like just a pipe dream. But Tanesha had the opportunity to join a select group of students participating in the P.A.V.E. the Way program…
For 26 years, Carol has lived in her home. It has been the scene of numerous birthday parties, holiday dinners, and visits from the tooth fairy; holidays spent in the kitchen and vacations spent on the porch. Many joys (and sorrows) have run through the halls of her home, leaving behind the telltale scuffs and scratches of age.