Sunshine Community Services Center
5th Annual Community Forum on Education
“Together, we can help our struggling students.”
December 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.– 7:15 p.m.
Black Hawk College Community Education Center
404 E. 3rd Street Kewanee, IL
David Harris-Coordinator Black Hawk College CEC, Chris Shallow-District Director for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Dr. Chris Sullens-Supt. Kewanee School District, Etta LaFlora-Executive Director Sunshine Community Services Center, Fred Nettles-Board Chairman Serve Illinois Commission, Dorothy Miaso-Executive Director Literacy Volunteers of Illinois,
State Rep. Donald Moffitt.
Thanks for attending
Thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities for awarding a $5000 grant to the Sunshine Community Services Center to support the Step Ladder Tutoring Program at an award luncheon on November 16, 2015.
The award was presented to Etta LaFlora, executive director of the Sunshine from Barbara Werning-Dee, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois. Attending the luncheon with LaFlora were Dr. Mary Kay Fulton, the agency's consultant and Director of Educational Services and Marcia Gleeson, Board President.
of the Step Ladder Tutoring Program
will end on December 21, 2015
Spring Session will begin on January 4, 2016
Students are working hard to complete homework
and improve skills mastery
Thanks for Supporting our Tag Days Fundraiser
September 4 & 5, 2015
We raised $1,068.00
Plus we received a $340 donation from Hill Church kid’s carnival to support the Step Ladder Tutoring Program
Thanks for Individual and Business Donations
see Supporters Tab to the right........
Fall Session has begun...
Central and Wethersfield Jr. High School
Afterschool 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Applications are now being taken to:
Volunteering for the Summer School Program
See More "Summer of Service" Pictures under Collaborations at the right
Fourth Annual Appreciation Ceremony
was held on May 20, 2015 at the Black Hawk College CEC
See More Appreciation Ceremony Pictures to the right
To the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Award Winners for the Northwest Region
Ashlee Werkheiser & Etta LaFlora
Dorothy Miaso, Executive Director Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, Etta LaFlora, award winner-Executive Director Sunshine Community Services Center and AmeriCorps member, Ashlee Werkheiser, award winner-freshman Wethersfield High School, Deb Sundberg, Program Coordinator-Jump Start Program
(see link to the right for more pictures from Governor's Volunteer Award Ceremony)
Tutoring Sessions are held at both schools (4) days per week
Central Jr. High School 215 E. Central Blvd. (3:00 - 4:15) Mon. - Thurs.
Wethersfield Jr. High School 439 Willard St. (3:00 - 4:15) Mon. - Thurs.
Volunteers are always needed..
To enroll your child in our program
To become a volunteer tutor
For more information please call (309) 853-7751
4th Annual Community Forum on Education
December 17, 2014 at the Black Hawk College CEC
The topic for this year’s forum was, “Educational Solutions to help our schools.” Dr. Chris Sullens-Supt. Kewanee Schools, Dorothy Miaso-Executive Director Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, Jason Anderson-Principal Central School, Etta LaFlora-Executive Director Sunshine Community Services Center, Jeremiah Johnston-Principal Wethersfield Jr/Sr. High School, Scott McFarland-Executive Director- Governor’s Serve Illinois Commission, Lucie VanHecke-Constituent Advocate-Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, David Harris-Coordinator-Black Hawk College CEC
Thanks to Ameren Illinois for your donation of $2,000
to support the Step Ladder Tutoring Program
is to provide comprehensive services to a diverse population within Kewanee, Illinois and surrounding areas in Henry County. These services include educational services and community empowerment and support programs.
is to enhance the quality of life for the children and families in our community and encourage community members to give back through the spirit of volunteerism.
Collaborative Efforts to help provide more services to youth and families in the community.
See Collaborations Link to the right...............
Program Pictures see more at links to the right
A Network of (39) Volunteers have provided (93) struggling students
with afterschool or summer tutoring services.
Thanks for the Support
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call us at
Other Major Funders
(see copy of article on Media Page Link)
Thanks to local businesses for donations to 2015 summer tutoring program.
Dan Rux - Rux Funeral Home
Rhonda Cernovich - Cernovich's Auto & Truck Wrecking
Other local businesses wishing to donate
Please call - we can pick up your donation
"Helping one child at a time."
see links to the right for more program pictures
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports existing agencies and schools in our community.
Sunshine will provide a variety of educational support services and programs to children and families.
Our unique "team building" concept addresses the voids and gaps in society.
"Together we can get the job done."
We collaborate with existing educational, governmental and social service agencies to implement our programs, but we are a separate entity.
Any programs administered by our organization will be listed on this site (currently the Step Ladder Tutoring Program).
Please consider supporting our nonprofit organization.
By helping us, we can help others.
Please check the following links to confirm registration with the IRS.
Please contact us anytime!
We look forward to hearing from you.
All donations are tax deductible
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