Daring to Persevere-Against All ODDS
Arletta Allen receives WISCAP (Wisconsin Community Action Program) State Award for Self Sufficiency -May 23, 2019
Featured in "The Business News" for Northeast Wisconsin on June 24, 2019.
Arletta Allen receives Sargent Shriver National Award for Self-Sufficiency through Community Action Partnership.
*August 29, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. TEDx Speaker, Dynamic
Motivational Speaker and **Wisconsin Community Action Self-Sufficiency Award **recipient Arletta Allen accepted the **National Community Action Partnership Sargent Shriver Achievement Award **for self-sufficiency. Arletta has successfully redefined the generational baton that was
handed to her and believes that none of this would have been possible without **ADVOCAP, the local Community Action **Agency in Fond du Lac,Wisconsin.
Allen states, "They helped me to see beyond what was right in front of me and to reach beyond my grasp and obtain what seemed impossible." According to the partnership, this national award was established to “recognize and honor the accomplishments of individuals who, with assistance from Community Action, achieved self-sufficiency and then strives to help the others do the same through advocacy,
volunteerism, public service or another vehicle.'”
Allen says that she is overwhelmed by the honor. “I know that my story is not just my story,” she said in an interview. “My story belongs to so many others out there who have had to come through so many things. If my life embodies what
self-sufficiency looks like, I am happy to lay it down for that purpose because it makes me feel as though my life has a purpose.”
Allen is having one heck of a year. The Shriver award comes just months after she accomplished a long-time goal of graduating with honors from Marian University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in business. Allen has served as keynote at Moraine Park Technical College and has many speaking engagements throughout this year next. She also founded a new nonprofit organization, the Peculiar Princess Project for girls ages 10 to 18.
“This year has been very amazing. I am very humbled by everything that has come to pass for me,” she said. “It’s an answered prayer. I give it all back to God and what his purpose is for my life. I feel it was not by accident. I understand today why I had to face so much heartache and so much pain. Looking back now, I would not change a thing.’
ADVOCAP, Inc. is a locally controlled, private not-for-profit corporation that seeks solutions to poverty at a local level. We work here with you and partner organizations to achieve results. Our corporation decisions are made by a local board of directors with representation from local government, local community leaders, and low income individuals who live in Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Winnebago
Counties. We are YOUR
Community Action Agency.
Arletta Allen featured as the cover story in Inspire Magazine's August 2019 Issue.
visit : www.inspiremag.biz to review the full article.
Arletta brought power and vulnerability while courageously sharing how people’s actions have hurt her and her family, and at the same time teaching us how to grow and change, as she is. The limits and mistakes are just the beginning of the story, not the most important part. The interview was awesome, transparent and educating.