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How the growth of our Hispanic population impacts the Fox Valley

This summer’s Fox Cities LIFE Study finds our population is growing, while racial diversity of the area is increasing — although slowly. The study breaks down the U.S. Census Bureau report showing the largest shifts is in the Hispanic population. In fact, Hispanics make up the largest minority group in Northeast Wisconsin. Hispanic and Latino residents of communities along the U.S. 41 interstate corridor between Oshkosh and Green Bay increased by 46% between 2010 and 2020. 

Lissette Cruz-Jimenez is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion coordinator for Latinx middle school students for the Appleton Area School District. Lissette is one of five DEI employees in the district, all working to help students feel a little more included in the fabric of the community. Hear her story and the impact she is making in our Voices from the Valley podcast:

How to listen to Voices From The Valley podcast episodes

Each recorded audio program will be available on our website as well as on numerous “on-demand” podcast channels, where you can subscribe and download episodes

 

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