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The Hendricks Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen our hometown of Beloit Wisconsin.

Rock Valley Community Programs

Housing for our Vets

“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” Bernard Malamud

I have been in residence at RVCP for quite some time. The staff have been very good to myself and every one else. They are pros at helping at find jobs, home, or whatever we might need. Honest, open, and easy to talk with. The food in the mess is good. For a transitional house, I rate it from 1-5, a 4.

Rock Valley Community Programs veteran housing program has helped me by giving me an alternate path to my future which would have put me in prison. Its like I got a fresh start and I don’t feel alone because there are others going through the same things as me living here as well.

I have been in residence at RVCP for quite some time. The staff have been very good to myself and every one else. They are pros at helping at find jobs, home, or whatever we might need. Honest, open, and easy to talk with. The food in the mess is good. For a transitional house, I rate it from 1-5, a 4.

Rock Valley Community Programs veteran housing program has helped me by giving me an alternate path to my future which would have put me in prison. Its like I got a fresh start and I don’t feel alone because there are others going through the same things as me living here as well.

Rock Valley Community ProgramsIn April 2011, Rock Valley Community Programs (RVCP) opened Housing for our Vets. The transitional living facility, containing 24 studio units can house up to 48 homeless veterans at one time. Veterans can stay for up to 24 months.

Housing 4 Our Vets provides secure, safe and sober housing along with supportive services. RVCP provides screening, assessments and individualized case management. Veterans are connected to training and employment services, permanent housing, counseling, substance abuse recovery services and benefits counseling.

The Hendricks Family Foundation was pleased to join with other local funders in support of this program, providing capital funds for each phase of the project.

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Hendricks CareerTek

Partnerships For Community Youth

Opened in spring of 2017, Hendricks CareerTek is an initiative designed to respond to the need in the greater Beloit region for career development and education for area youth.

A career-ready person has a good understanding of their interests, talents and weaknesses and a solid grasp of the skills and dispositions necessary for engaging in today’s fast-paced, global economy.

Funded by the Hendricks Family Foundation, the center is operated by the Stateline Boys and Girls Club.

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CareerTek couples students with business, offering a range of opportunities for career exploration and experience within a state-of-the art center, located in Beloit’s Ironworks Corridor. The programs mission is to advance career aspirations and tomorrow’s workforce by:

  • Inspiring tomorrow’s workforce to realize their career potential and goals
  • Energizing youth through experiential learning
  • Bridging business to tomorrow’s workforce
  • Responding to present and future workforce needs

First year program offerings included Career Exploration Workshops/Career Panels, Soft Skills Boot Camps, Financial Literacy Workshops and Summer Academies.

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The Blender Cafe’

A Public-Private Collaboration For Community Youth

Kids. Community. Learning. Careers.  Carefully selected ingredients, creatively mixed.

Blender Cafe'The Blender is a unique partnership between the Beloit Memorial High School’s Hospitality Program, Kerry Ingredients, and the Beloit Public Library.

These three entities have come together to add a café at the library, staffed by students, with materials, products, and training from Kerry. The school provides the students, the library provides the space, and Kerry provides a whole range of support.

The Beloit Library Mission, to “Improve the quality of life in our community by providing resources and services that stimulate lifelong personal enrichment, enjoyment, reading, and learning,” is a perfect backdrop for the project.

The Blender opened its doors in 2017; the Hendricks Family Foundation provided start-up operating support for the project.

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