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We welcome Micah Beck as Community Engagement Coordinator!

Hello! My name is Micah Beck, and I recently joined the Community Foundation as a Community Engagement Coordinator. Before joining the Community Foundation, I received my Master of Public Service from the University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service. My graduate education focused on program planning and evaluation in the nonprofit/public sector, skills that align […]

Junior Achievement means business: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Posted on Apr 25, 2024, by

Many young people lack basic financial literacy skills, such as budgeting, saving, investing, and the importance of making informed financial decisions. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin teaches these life skills and so much more: The 100-year-old organization prepares students for the workforce by teaching them essential employability skills, such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time when Reach Counseling and its partners focus on raising awareness about sexual assault. This year’s theme, “Building Connected Communities,” spearheaded by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, emphasizes the powerful role of community cohesion in combating sexual violence. Reach Counseling has been a key provider of […]

Project underway to improve portages

Posted on Apr 18, 2024, by

A $150,000 grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation will help build improved portages along the Fox River locks system. The locks open May 17. Since reopening the locks in 2015, non-motorized boaters have been portaging around the lock and dam system through temporary or makeshift portages […]

Autism Acceptance: Celebrating Differences In The Fox Valley

Posted on Apr 16, 2024, by

In the Fox Valley, acceptance happens every day. April is Autism Acceptance Month — 30 days dedicated to embracing the diverse and unique experiences across the autism community. But true inclusion is a year-round effort. The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin works throughout the calendar year to ensure that autistic individuals and their families feel […]