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LIFE Study adds minority perspective

Posted on Aug 10, 2017, by

Updates to an in-depth study of the quality of life in the Fox Cities provide a closer look at life here through the eyes of racial and ethnic minorities, poor families and the LGB community. The results show those groups face added challenges. Ten new data charts were added to the 2016 Fox Cities LIFE […]

What’s new about LIFE

Posted on Aug 7, 2017, by

The community asked and we listened. Participants in last year’s Fox Cities LIFE Study Dive-In Day said it would be helpful to see some existing and any new data points presented in ways that more clearly reflect a theme of diversity and inclusion. Exciting news! This Thursday, Aug. 10, check the LIFE Study website to find updates […]

Mental health screening may have saved teens’ lives

Posted on Oct 20, 2016, by

Mental health wellness screening conducted by a partnership of five school districts under the leadership of the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley likely accomplished nothing less than saving the lives of teenagers. “We are incredibly grateful to the community members who, through their support of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, have […]

LIFE Study shows support for arts could be stronger

Posted on Sep 29, 2016, by

With a performing arts center dominating downtown Appleton and restored opera houses and high school theaters scattered across its counties, Fox Cities residents may view the area as being fairly strong in the arts. The numbers say otherwise. There were 6.85 creative jobs per 1,000 in the Fox Cites region in 2014, compared to 10.80 in Wisconsin […]

Fox Cities living means home, safe, home

Posted on Aug 29, 2016, by

By any measure, the Fox Cities region is a safe place to live. Statistics for 2014 show that the rate of violent crime here was half the national average and below the state average, according to the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study. The LIFE Study has been conducted every five years […]

Fox Valley’s weight gain has consequences

Posted on Aug 8, 2016, by

We’re getting bigger. Not just in population, but in sheer mass. The 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study reports 70% of Calumet and Outagamie County residents are overweight or obese, about 5 percentage points higher than in 2011. Winnebago County is a little better at 58%. Included in the fallout of that […]

Helping center in its infancy

Posted on Nov 4, 2014, by

The new Community Early Learning Center in the former St. Mary School building in Appleton is the focal point for making the most of that potential for children across the Fox Cities. The 2006 and 2011 Fox Cities LIFE Studies indicated a need for early intervention services for children age 5 and younger, along with […]