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 in an effort 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 3-year commitment by CSB to support the program. The bank’s financial commitment mirrors the 3-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 for 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 a resource center and provide information and referral services for topics such as parenting, alcohol, tobacco, 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.”

In addition to the recent donation, Community State Bank has also teamed up with Focus on Community for a podcast which discusses the many ways that local organizations and individuals can contribute to the Focus on Community mission. The full podcast can be heard at CSBroadcast.podbean.com. For more information on Focus on Community or to make a donation please visit www.FocusRacine.org.

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