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Off to a good JumpStart

Posted on Mar 14, 2018, by

A “Garage for Good” owned by two Fox Valley domestic abuse shelters is not only changing the lives of its customers and employees, it is treading new ground in state law. Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs of Appleton and the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh opened a car repair business and training program called JumpStart, […]

Achievement gap under attack with STAR power

Posted on Mar 7, 2018, by

A measurable achievement gap between black students and the rest of the Fox Cities’ student population is about to encounter a shining STAR — Students on Target to Achieve Results, a new program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and its partner school districts and colleges. STAR — implemented in February […]

Grant will put Neenah history in students’ hands

Posted on Mar 1, 2018, by

By Jane Lang Executive Director, Neenah Historical Society One of the greatest frustrations our local teachers have expressed to members of the Neenah Historical Society over the past few years is the lack of pertinent, grade-appropriate, local history to share with their students. With the help of a $3,500 Bright Idea Fund grant from the […]

Best-selling author joins Bubolz dedication

Posted on Feb 22, 2018, by

Richard Louv, the author of the best-seller “Last Child in the Woods” and inventor of the term “nature-deficit disorder,” will be on hand for the grand opening of Bubolz Nature Preserve’s new 18,000-square-foot nature center building on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Louv, whose work includes “The Nature Principal” and “Vitamin N,” is appearing courtesy of […]

LEAVEN staff training POINTed to expansion

Posted on Feb 20, 2018, by

Mary Parsons had a gut feeling about why clients at LEAVEN weren’t getting services they were being referred to, but she needed someone to POINT the way toward testing her theory. LEAVEN’s experience with POINT (Poverty Outcomes and Improvement Network Team) allowed Parsons and her staff to compile a compelling case for an expansion to […]

Nonprofits partner to teach teens to play instruments

Posted on Feb 16, 2018, by

By Dana Berger Business Director, Kurt Stein’s School of Music Inc. Kurt Stein’s School of Music and YouthGo of Neenah will be collaborating to provide music education to underserved and at-risk teens. Eight participants from YouthGo, a drop-in center offering activities for teens, will be partnered with 10 teen interns from Kurt Stein’s School of Music, […]

Great ideas fueled by a cup of coffee

Posted on Feb 15, 2018, by

When Lynn Peters calls and asks someone from a nonprofit to have a cup of coffee with her, they should quickly say yes. The result could be sweeter than a peppermint mocha latte. Lynn, the Community Foundation staff member who works with U.S. Venture’s Basic Needs Giving Partnership, calls them her “coffee and conversation” sessions. […]