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The Gift of Lightbulbs and Literacy

Lori K. Dehlinger Van Alstine sees lightbulbs. Not the physical kind, but the lightbulbs of realization she enjoys seeing in children and grownups who discover something new for the first time. “Literacy along with mentoring and tutoring programs have always been important to me,” says Lori. That’s one reason she has decided to set up […]

Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center opens January 22

Interior construction of the Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center’s storefronts will be completed in time for the grand opening event Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The carpet is in, the lights are on and the walls will soon be splashed with color! Junior Achievement (JA) and Fox Valley Technical College are putting the […]

New LIFE Study data shows more people served in emergency shelters

Grants from charitable funds within the Community Foundation continue to support organizations eradicating poverty and homelessness, such as Pillars’ single-room occupancy program that allows clients to share a home with affordable rent. When it comes to homelessness in the Fox Valley, donors give generously to make sure residents have access to shelter. According to the […]