Community Action staff gains national
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[June 18, 2008]
Community Action Partnership of Central
Illinois, formerly CIEDC, has been serving central Illinois for over
40 years. Staff member Paula Gregg of Lincoln has been part of the
Community Action tradition for 30 years. She was recently recognized
at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta,
The conference is the world's largest gathering of volunteer and
service leaders. This year's theme, "The Urgency of Now!" was
inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King and was a call to action for a
new generation of civic leaders. Speakers included former President
Gregg is the director of the Community Action Foster
Grandparent program in DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard
and Piatt counties. Foster Grandparents are individuals age 60 and
over who thrive on direct interaction with children and believe they
can make a difference in their lives. Income-eligible individuals
receive a modest stipend to help offset the costs of volunteering.
Interested volunteers should contact Gregg at 217-732-2159, ext.
"We're very lucky to have Paula on our team. She is dedicated to
the program, her Foster Grandparents and the children they serve,"
said Angela Stoltzenburg, executive director of the Community Action
Partnership of Central Illinois.
Community Action is a private, nonprofit organization serving the
low-income and senior populations of six central Illinois counties.
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