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Monthly Archives

February 2019

Clintonville Area Foundation awards six grants

2019 Clintonville Area Foundation grant distribution (l-r, front row) Gibson Island volunteer Cody Carrico, Gibson Island volunteer Joy Krubsack, Girl Scout leader Leslie Coleman, CESA 8 representative Lynn Aprill, Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Kowalkowski, (rear row) Gibson Island volunteer Jesse Wilson, Navarino Nature Center director/naturalist Tim Ewing, Navarino Nature Center volunteer Ann […]

Diving Deeper into Youth Suicide

N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. is conducting a study of youth suicide-related behaviors, thanks to grants totaling $10,000 from the Bright Idea Fund and the Joyce Hoerig Memorial Fund, both within the Community Foundation. The study will bring local youth and expert researchers together to better understand why 12-18-year-olds in our region attempt suicide at […]

Young leaders empowered in Fox Valley

More than 400 students from seven area school districts attended a three-day African Heritage Emerging Leader Student Institute event last week at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, along with hundreds of educators who participated in leadership workshops. A $2,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation helped support the event. By Sabrina Robins, […]

Grant helps move farming indoors

When the letter “A” is dropped into the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in most school districts, it stands for Arts. In the rural Weyauwega-Fremont School District, when they add the “A” they’re talking about Agriculture. All W-F students are required to take at least one agriculture class between 6th and 12th grade. Thanks […]

A Building for Kids Freebie promotes diversity education in Appleton

The Building for Kids Children’s Museum is offering free admission for Diversity Discovery Free Day this Sunday, February 10. A $1,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is helping facilitate educational activities in the museum to increase awareness and understanding of the diversity of our community. […]