WISCAP’s Self-Sufficiency Award recognizes an individual who, with the aid of their local Community Action Agency, has overcome poverty and achieved self-sufficiency. During this month, Community Action Agencies assist individuals in making positive changes in their lives through the Promise of Community Action.
Justin McArthur was the recipient of this award and he was nominated by Tanya Marcoe, Executive Director at ADVOCAP. Justin started his journey with Community Action as a Head Start child in ADVOCAP’s Head Start program. He later joined our Freshstart Program learning life skills, setting individualized goals and learning the trades of construction . In 2018, ADVOCAP hired Justin as a Maintenance Technician and has since been promoted to Property Services Manager.