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January 2017

Dance group will encourage dialog on diversity

By Amy Gosz Director of Programming and Community Engagement Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Throughout history people have used the arts to promote understanding and inspire change when faced with challenges that divide us. In February, a visiting troupe at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will seek to encourage dialogue about race and diversity. […]

$1 million in scholarships ready for earlier applications

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is now accepting applications for more than $1 million in scholarship money available to students from 60 schools. A change in federal rules allows many college-bound students to apply for scholarships sooner than they could have in the past. They now can use information from their parents’ […]

67 more approaches to improving the community

2016 brought 67 new approaches to donors improving their community through the Community Foundation. That’s how many new charitable funds were created during the calendar year, bringing the total to 1,430. Each fund is an expression of the charitable passion of the individual, family, business or other group that has established it. Here are a […]

Asylum exhibit shines light on mental health

By Nick Hoffman, former Chief Curator History Museum at the Castle NOTE: Nick Hoffman has left the museum since this article was first posted. A new exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton local history in hopes of stimulating community conversations about mental health and helping to remove stigma. Asylum: Out of the […]

Hortonville confronts mental health with open conversation

Hortonville schools saw a dark period when the suicide of children devastated the community. A commitment to addressing mental health has led to statewide attention, not for the problem, but for the solution. A recently released video — produced by the state Department of Public Instruction — tells about collaboration among the Hortonville Area School District […]