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Podcast: Inclusion in the Outdoors

The Fox Valley is renowned for our outdoor activities, from lakes and parks to more than 340 miles of trails for use year round. But many people might be surprised to learn that not every member of our community feels safe or welcomed in our outdoor spaces, especially people who are considered historically marginalized, such as people of color, people […]

Podcast: Ending Period Poverty

“Period Poverty” is a startling reality in the Fox Valley. Did you know that a lack of access to menstrual health products can cause students with periods to miss or be late to class, or feel anxious about period care? Menstrual products are expensive in the U.S., which makes it difficult for people, especially teens, […]

Podcast: Our Diverse Workforce

Today we discuss the Fox Valley’s changing workforce and some new initiatives in the works to make sure we’re building and retaining a thriving and diverse workforce. There are lots of job openings, but we’re learning that not everyone who wants to work is able to access the jobs we know are open right now. […]

Jack Rhodes changed Waupaca 

By Tim Neuville, Waupaca Area Community Foundation     Every now and then your community may be fortunate enough to welcome a person who changes the face of your town. Waupaca had exactly that happen to it when, about 20 years ago, Jack Rhodes and his wonderful wife Glenda chose Waupaca.   He was retiring as Dean […]

Hispanic Heritage Month a perfect time to inspire future generations

The Kudaka Family Hispanic Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 at the Community Foundation to support Casa Hispana’s Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to Hispanic/ Latino students in our communities pursuing a post-secondary education.    Originally established by UMOS (United Migrant Opportunity Services), and now a core program of Casa Hispana, this quiet scholarship program […]