Community Service Kenosha, Wisconsin
If you’re looking to “live on the edge” this summer, Kenosha could be the right choice! This Wisconsin city lies just on the edge of Illinois and Lake Michigan, right between the hustle and bustle of two larger cities: Milwaukee and Chicago. If the fact that Kenosha is home to the southernmost port on Lake Michigan isn’t enough to bait you, perhaps the Jelly Belly factory down the road will be more to your taste!
Years ago, Kenosha was an active center of manufacturing, but like many other cities in this part of the country, the community has been hurt by factory closures and industry changes. At the beginning of 2013, the last wall came down at American Motors—a manufacturing plant that once brought hope and income to many families in the city.
The city of Kenosha has targeted two areas as its top priority to address in the next five years: first, programs to help the youth of the community; and second, improvements to its urban areas. Week of Hope projects will directly and indirectly support these top two initiatives. You and your team will help the city accomplish these worthwhile goals with your involvement!
While serving in the community, you’ll be hosted by a church with a large facility featuring air-conditioned rooms for sleeping, a large basketball gym, a soccer field, a game room, a sports locker quality showering facility, and plenty of other recreation options. And you’ll be just 15 minutes from Lake Michigan beaches.