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Voices of Youth: Appleton School District Celebrates Black History Month

By Kempton Freeman, Cultural Adviser, Appleton Area School Disctrict Thank you to the Community Foundation for this opportunity and for their continued support of the Appleton Area School District. My name is Kempton Freeman, Cultural Adviser and Black Student Advisor (BSU). I am part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department and work alongside Dr. […]

We are listening and learning as we address diversity, equity and inclusion in 2021

The diversity, equity, and inclusion journey begins with each one of us listening and learning from one another to strengthen and enrich our communities together. By Jon Stellmacher, Community Foundation Board Chair Our nation has certainly experienced historical events unlike our nation has seen in over 50 years: a once-in-a-century pandemic and social justice issues […]

Learning and experience can overcome racism in outdoor activities

As a child in a working-class, Black neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, Dudley Edmondson was teased by his friends for his appreciation of nature. Now as a video producer, photographer and author, Dudley is a one-man campaign for overcoming the disconnect between African Americans and the outdoors. His own connection with nature came as an escape […]

‘Visionaries, Progressive Big Thinkers and Investors’ Help Advance Health Equity

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care, Inc. is an Appleton nonprofit whose mission is to advance health equity by removing barriers and creating an inclusive community where people can reach their full potential. Pictured: Sheng Lee Yang, MSW, LCSW, executive director, and Kou Yang, director of operations and finance By Kou Yang, director of operations and […]

Local partnership hosts online training Wednesday on “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Cultivating Culture”

Us 2 Behavioral Health is teaming up with NPlace.org to present a timely topic, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Cultivating Culture. The online training is tomorrow, June 10, at 3 p.m. The presentation is made possible by a grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for […]