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Teen symposium seeks to build leaders

Posted on Jan 17, 2018, by

Nineteen Fox Valley schools will send more than 300 freshmen to invest a day at the 2018 Teen Symposium in hopes that the payoff will be informed leaders who will leave their mark over the rest of their high school careers. The symposium will be held Feb. 12 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown […]

Advocate will help LEAVEN clients to degree

Posted on Jan 15, 2018, by

Two years ago, Fox Valley Technical College worked with nonprofit organizations, grant funders and employers to address an employment problem in the Fox Valley. The problem is that there are 10,000 unfilled jobs in the region for which employers are seeking technical school graduates, and a significant population of people with potential who are unemployed […]

500th subscriber uses the Loop to inform coworkers

Posted on Jan 10, 2018, by

We’re by no means going to challenge any major metropolitan newspapers anytime soon, but subscriptions to The Loop have been growing steadily since we added it to our website in May of 2016. We reached a milestone recently when Julie Swiecichowski became subscriber number 500. Julie is the administrative assistant at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA. She […]

MegaBites fun may help build tech work force

Posted on Jan 4, 2018, by

Giving students fun experiences with science and technology now, may kindle enough interest to make predictions of a substantial shortage of workers to fill needed tech jobs a decade from now not as dire as projected. Fox Cities students with an interest in science and technology are having those experiences through MegaBites, a learning experience […]

Performance presents perspective of women in prison

Posted on Jan 3, 2018, by

Submitted by William Von Lopik ESTHER Community Organizer A free performance to be presented the evening of Jan. 27 at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will offer a window into the world of women in prison. A group of women formerly incarcerated in Illinois will share their thoughts and feelings about being incarcerated when a […]

Foundation elves deliver grant checks

Posted on Dec 22, 2017, by

United Way staff members accepted the grant checks en masse. From left are Josh Kilgas, Peter Feldkamp, the Foundation’s Shelly Leadley, Sarah Wright, Tony Gonzalez, Andrew Konkel, Mary Wisnet, the Foundation’s Kathy Rechner, Lisa Smith and Rhonda Hannemann. Usually it’s the mail carrier that brings Community Foundation grant checks to nonprofit organizations, but this Friday […]

Catalpa and partners bring healing to Waupaca’s youth

Posted on Dec 20, 2017, by

Lindsay Fenlon of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Maren Peterson of NAMI and Lisa Kogan-Praska of Catalpa celebrate the ribbon-cutting. Watch it on the Waupaca Information Network. A boost to the mental health of Waupaca’s youth announced its arrival Tuesday with the grand opening of offices in the Waupaca Woods shopping center for the Appleton-based counseling […]