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Community State Bank (CSB) recently presented a donation to Focus on Community as an effort to support and expand the program’s impact within the Union Grove community and at Union Grove High School. The mission of Focus on Community is to unite the community to prevent substance abuse and inspire healthy life choices. Focus on Community does this by educating students, families and businesses in the areas they serve.
The $2,500 donation is the first of a three-year commitment by CSB to support the program. The bank’s financial commitment mirrors the three-year strategic plan outlined by Focus on Community for the Union Grove community.
“We at Focus on Community understand the importance and value of collaboration, and we thank Community State Bank and everyone who supports us in our efforts,” said Focus on Community Executive Director Jason Meekma. “We know and believe that prevention efforts are the best solution to the majority of issues our communities face. By coming together, we’re able to serve more youth and families and teach them important life skills which lead to better decision making.”
Focus on Community also provides training resources and educational sessions for educators, social service professionals, parents and other community members. They serve as resource center and provide information and referral services for topics such as parenting, alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse and prevention.
“Focus on Community has done a wonderful job implementing their program within our communities for the past 30 years,” said CSB Market President Steve Donovan. “We’re very fortunate to have their services available to our local schools and businesses and we’re honored to provide funding towards implementing these same programs within the Union Grove community.”
For more information on Focus on Community or to make a donation, please visit www.FocusRacine.org.
In addition to the recent donation, Community State Bank has also teamed up with Focus on Community to create a podcast about the organization's mission and influence within Wisconsin. CSB Market President Steve Donovan sits down with Focus On Community's Executive Director Jason Meekma and Western Racine County Community Outreach Coordinator Christina Converset to discuss what the organization is doing to create awareness and how the community can help them continue to implement their mission and programs.