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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks another season of success

County Executive Samantha Kerkman talks with Summer Youth Employment Program participants

Some put their paychecks in the bank to save up for necessary life expenses as they become adults. Others help their families to get by. And, of course, some like to use their hard-earned money to treat themselves a bit.

No matter how they approach it, par...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday, Aug. 2

National Night Out 2022 logo

National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The locations are:

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8760 3...
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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kenosha County’s Rhodes receives Hillcrest School’s Courage to Care Award

Donna Rhodes and some of her DCFS colleagues

Kenosha County Gang Intervention Supervisor Donna Rhodes’ work is dedicated to changing the lives of at-risk youth and setting them on the right path for productive adulthoods.

Little did she know that an awards ceremony last week at Hillcrest School would...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

DCFS staff collect food, raise funds for local families in need

Ongoing Unit participants pose with the Feed 100 Families Food Drive trophy

Holiday cheer and the spirit of generosity returned to the corridors and cubicles of the Kenosha County Job Center this month, as Division of Children and Family Services staff welcomed the in-person return of an annual effort to help families in need.

The...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marks another season of success

2021 Summer Youth Employment Program participants stand in front of mural

Providing at-risk youth with a productive way to spend their time today, while teaching valuable work skills for the future.

That has been the mission of Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program since its inception in 2009, and this summer was no e...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker receives Hillcrest School’s Courage to Care award

Susana Wolf

Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Susana Wolf attended last week’s awards and commencement ceremony at Hillcrest School, planning only to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the students she’s helped to move onto the right path in life.

She didn’t r...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Dr. Rita Ventura honored as 2021 Connie Reyes Award winner

Dr. Rita Ventura

A driving force behind the Kenosha County Child Advocacy Center since its inception is the recipient of the 2021 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Dr. Rita Ventura received the honors during a celebration held virtual...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

DCFS staff continue to feed families in need with revised food drive

Judging of the 2020 Feed 100 Families food drive

COVID-19 has canceled countless events and celebrations this year, but there’s something even the pandemic can’t stop: hunger. 

And so it was that Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services staff members recently w...

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