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Educational video game supported by Fox Valley donors wins international award

The Legend of the Lost Emerald, a PBS Wisconsin Education educational adventure video game, was created with the support of Fox Valley donors and won a gold medal at the 2022 International Serious Play Awards Program. The award honors outstanding commercial and student products, which incorporate game elements and were created for use in education […]

Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment: It’s “Ledge-ndary”

By Eric W. Fowle, AICP, Founding Co-Chair, Niagara Escarpment Resource Network You’ve seen the scenic rock formations that make High Cliff State Park and other natural areas in Wisconsin special. But did you know that these rock ledges belong to a more than 1,000-mile-long international geologic feature that connects Eastern Wisconsin with the grandly iconic […]

Fox Cities LIFE Study finds graduation rates increasing across the region

Four-year high school graduation rates increased between 2013 and 2019 across all regions, according to data in the Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study. Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties all ranked above the state average in 2019, and Wisconsin ranked eleventh best in statewide graduation rates across the United States. The Fox Cities […]

Shawano community benefits from more than $50,000 in grants

A $2,500 grant to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin – Fox Valley is providing Food Funds to approximately 11 member food pantries in Shawano County. Food funds are re-granted dollars to member organizations to source healthy food from warehouse inventory of perishable and shelf stable food products. The Shawano Area Community Foundation (SACF) announced $50,100 in […]

Shawano-Area Grant Opportunities Available Now

The Shawano Area Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2020 grant cycle. Traditionally, this fund has accepted applications for projects and programs in the area of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, and health and human services. For the 2020 annual grant cycle, the Shawano Area Community Foundation […]

Grant makes work-based learning opportunities available via youth apprenticeship program

GPS Education Partners recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to create a Work-Based Learning Delivery Model for Menasha Corporation’s Education Center, which is helping provide Fox Valley area students who have been lost in the education system and are at risk of not graduating high school with […]