Communities In Progress
The mission of Communities in Progress (CIP), a charitable nonprofit organization, is: to provide resources for economic success in our communities. CIP was established as a poverty-reduction project of WSU Extension in Stevens County in collaboration with local community members, and funded by a grant from Horizons. For more information about CIP’s early days, click here.
Goals, Activities & Projects
Current goals are focused on:
• Supporting the Computer Skills Center,
• Supporting local businesses by offering opportunities for community interaction,
• Developing a sense of our greater community by connecting with surrounding communities, and
• Soliciting the needs of our communities from citizens attending our events.
Communities in Progress’s (CIP) recent and planned activities include:
Business Appreciation: hosting the annual Business Appreciation Spaghetti Luncheon/Dinner at the Valley Elementary School. Valley Fair: On the Friday of the Valley Fair, CIP will provide an awesome bratwurst & sauerkraut BBQ. The 'kraut is a special recipe from Shirley Kimball, which she perfected when she and her husband Mike had Kimball's Kitchen. The BBQ is CIP’s fall fundraiser. Our Fall Music in the Park event includes a talent show. We will also be sponsoring a annual Spring Fling music fest.
Communities in Progress (CIP) supports our local businesses
CIP supports local businesses by inviting them to make donations to local fundraising events where they advertise their business names and products.
Communities in Progress (CIP) current projects include:
Communities Computer Skills Center: CIP supports its Computer Skills Center (formerly Communities Skills and Resource Center), provides computer skills workshops and cash flow workshops, All workshops are offered FREE of charge. Contact Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Center is housed at the VL Transport Center at 3150 Bulldog Creek Road, just off Hwy. 395.
Sam Sommerfeldt, President
Shirley Kimball, Vice President
Angie Crawford, Treasurer
Betty Holloway, Secretary
Communities in Progress New Mission Statement:
To provide resources for economic success and well being our communities
For more information, follow the links below:
Facebook Page: Communities-in-Progress
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