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August 2016

Partners+Service=Student Success

A nationally recognized program in its second year in Appleton appears to have found the right formula to help at-risk teenagers feel more empowered to make a difference in school and in their lives. The month-long Summer of Service Program, which is coordinated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and Appleton […]

Education stats say our kids are above average

Most Fox Cities residents can say truthfully that their children are above average. Graduation rates are higher here than the averages statewide, and are improving. Wisconsin ranks third nationally in graduations. Competencies in math, reading and science, also exceed state averages in the Fox Valley, all according to the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for […]

Working poor face rising rents, child care costs

Several statistics in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study suggest the number of working poor in our region is on the rise. The review of available statistics shows a steady increase in Wisconsin Works and food stamp recipients in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties. Beyond that, monthly rent is rising faster […]

Foundation looks to fill new Community Engagement job

The Community Foundation is looking to fill a new position for a Community Engagement Associate. The full-time job will become available September 2016 and will require the successful candidate to provide the full range of administrative support for the Community Engagement staff. The position reports to the Vice President Community Engagement. Job duties include providing support for competitive grant programs […]