Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to being the leader in providing quality mentoring relationships between children in need of supportive role models and qualified volunteers. These relationships will provide the children with positive guidance, moral support and enhanced self-esteem, while addressing changing social and economic issues in the local community. Please join them in helping children of our communities reach their potential.
The Boys & Girls Club is the largest provider of youth sports, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities in Kenosha. They support all children and teens in Kenosha County, with a specific program mission that enables them to focus on giving equal access and opportunities to youngsters who come from economically, socially, educationally and physically disadvantaged environments. Their professionally trained staff and volunteers supervise wholesome, constructive activities that guide youth toward successful health, social, educational and character-building skills. Learn more about Kenosha Youth Sports like Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and more at www.bgcsports.org.
Camp Anokijig has been recognized for excellence in camping for 83 years. Founded in 1926, Anokijig has built a history and rich tradition of offering youth experiences that will last a lifetime. Anokijig is an Indian word meaning "We Serve" but it is also synonymous with new friends, positive values, personal growth, great adventures, and outrageous fun. They offer campers, boys and girls ages 7 to 16, an experience that emphasizes values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Camp Anokijig is not just another place to go, it is a community...a spirit shared by all who visit.
Our mission is to transform Kenosha's high-risk youth to achieve their full potential by providing quality educational programming in a safe environment in order to help them. We will be working with Washington Middle School and will begin online tutoring and our basketball program with them. Our vision is to enable our Academy students to achieve their highest potential.
Habitat For Humanity of Kenosha is a nonprofit homebuilder seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. People of all backgrounds, races and religions are invited to to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat For Humanity is made possible by volunteer labor and donations of money and materials to build and rehabilitate simple, decent houses alongside the homeowner partner families.
Hospice Alliance Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the terminally ill and empowering those who support them. They provide comfort in order to enhance the quality of life each day. Hospice Alliance serves individuals in Racine, Kenosha, and Eastern Walworth counties.
The Kenosha Achievement Center creates opportunities for the personal growth and success of persons with special needs by providing quality service and products in the community utilizing innovative ideas, both in programs and in business.
The Kenosha Art Association is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to art enrichment in the community, art education, and to artists of all kinds since 1950.
Kenosha Blue Line Hockey Club has a mission to provide organized, sanctioned, youth hockey programs to the community. Involving children in a team sport like hockey teaches life skills and develops them into athletes, leaders, and productive members of the community. Since the early 1970’s, Kenosha Ice Arena has provided the community with quality hockey programs that continue today through Kenosha Komets, Wisconsin Jets, and Kenosha Adult Hockey Club. Kenosha Blue Line Hockey Club is a recognized tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization asking for your contribution to their “Save the Ice” campaign to help them make vital updates to the Kenosha Ice Arena.
Our Mission - Helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community through grant making and other philanthropic activities.
Kenosha Community Media (KCM) offers opportunities to participate in community-based video production, broadcast on Kenosha TV over cable and video sharing online. All services are intended for Kenosha area organizations and residents to express themselves, to share viewpoints and creativity, and to learn more about our vibrant community. Training, equipment use, broadcast and video sharing are limited to nonprofit, noncommercial purposes.
Kenosha County Historical Society has four exhibit galleries, a gift shop, staff offices, and an Archival facility. The Southport Light Station is composed of the 1866 historic lighthouse and the adjacent 1867 historic Lighthouse Keeper's home. The first floor of the Lighthouse Keeper's home has been restored to a 1908 time period and is used as the Maritime Museum. The Kenosha History Center collects and preserves artifacts, records and information vital to the understanding the history of the County's social, cultural, ethnic, and industrial heritage since its settlement. The Center uses these materials, acting alone or in collaboration with other citizens and organizations, to disseminate knowledge of our collective local history through its museum, historic sites, research and outreach and publication programs for the benefit of the community and its visitors.
The Kenosha Literacy Council is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing and promoting English literacy education to adults, with the assistance of trained volunteers. Literacy is a fundamental ingredient in building strong families, a good economy, and a healthy community. Adults need to know how to read, write, and speak in English so they can participate in the workforce and earn wages that support their families and communities.
The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra strives for excellence in their music selection, performances, and outreach to Kenosha families, and they endeavor to make quality music a part of their community. They have been engaging, educating, inspiring, and enhancing the cultural environment of Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for more than 80 years.
Kenosha Women's Network is a long-standing organization that has been active since 1980. They are women supporting women, both personally and professionally, and they are active members of the community. They disburse mini-grants to nonprofit organizations that support women and children, and are one of the three organizations that arrange the annual Susan B. Anthony Awards Dinner.
The Kenosha YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. They welcome women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances. YMCA programs embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities they serve. As longtime leaders in community-based wellness, the Kenosha YMCA provides fitness areas for individual workouts and aerobics classes for group exercise, pools for water exercise, swim lessons, and gyms for sports programming. The Y nurtures the healthy development of children and teens, strengthens families, and makes the community a healthier, safer, better place to live.
Kindred Kitties is a non-profit, no-kill cat rescue organization dedicated to proactively addressing the plight of homeless cats. They are an all-volunteer group devoted to finding loving, permanent homes for cats and kittens, promoting responsible pet ownership, and participating in community and regional events to advocate for cats and educate the public.
The LCS mission is to provide training and experiences for individuals with disabilities to enhance their self-esteem and quality of life. A focus is placed on community volunteerism and community employment.
Lakeside Players is the Kenosha area's premier, live theatre group located in the beautiful, historic Rhode Center for the Arts in downtown Kenosha. They offer a variety of theatre, art, and live music.
Lemon Street Gallery is a creatively driven non-profit visual art organization with a mission to provide quality visual arts education, sponsor and support cultural events, and offer a juried forum for artists to exhibit and sell their work.
The Moose is about celebrating life together, serving those in need within our local community, supporting our children at Mooseheart, and standing by our seniors at Moosehaven. Stop by the Moose Lodge and learn how you can get involved!
The Pleasant Prairie Historical Society was founded in 2010 by local volunteers who were passionate about preserving Pleasant Prairie's past. The Society is collecting artifacts, which will serve to formulate the stories of life in the Prairie. They host several local events each year.
The Society recently renovated the 1927 two-room brick Dublin School, located at 3875 116th Street for the Pleasant Prairie History Museum.
SWSGB provides property owners the opportunity to invest in lower cost solar installations through a volume purchasing program in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties.
United Way of Kenosha County's mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community and its resources to address priority needs in Kenosha County by making lasting improvements on human care issues. UWKC and donors collaborate with community stakeholders and partners with non-profit organizations to provide community solutions and resources that lead healthy people and strong families while ensuring that basic needs and community priorities are addressed.
Volunteers of America began more than a century ago with a vision and promise to "go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand." That spiritual and social legacy has inspired our work and continues to this day.