Author: Amy Putzer

Blueprint for Success

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 by

Leon heard that the Forward Services Corporation could help people find good careers. Sure enough, they helped Leon draft a blueprint for success, starting with getting the certifications he needed, and aiming for a comfortable home where he could spend quality time with his family.

Fab Lab at Oshkosh North Expands Tech Education

Posted on Oct 25, 2021 by

High school students now have access to a Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art digital fabrication laboratory space, that had its grand opening on October 19 at Oshkosh North High School. The new space is aimed at better preparing students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

New Program Adopts Food as Medicine Approach

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by

Eat Well for Life supports community members living with food insecurity and uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes as they adopt healthier lifestyles. During the 13-week program, participants and their households receive food, recipes, meal plans, and diabetes education to learn to eat healthy, move more, and achieve their health goals, such as managing diabetes with fewer complications.

Broadband Study Critical to the Health of Our Region

Posted on Oct 6, 2021 by

Jason Breaker knew that there were some internet connection gaps in his rural community of Markesan, WI, but after the Covid-19 pandemic closed schools and businesses, he realized internet access was severely limited.  As the Elementary Principal and District Administrator for the Markesan Public School District, Breaker discovered that many students were unable to attend school virtually.

Building Community: Rock the Block

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 by

Rock the Block will roll into the River East neighborhood in Oshkosh this summer with its volunteer-powered home repair program. Launched locally in 2019 by Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh in partnership with Oshkosh Health Neighborhoods and the City of Oshkosh, the Rock the Block program creates a sense of neighborhood.

Strengthening Nonprofit Effectiveness

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 by

The Community Foundation spent a lot of time during the last year talking to our nonprofit partners and learning about their challenges, innovations, and outright determination in weathering the pandemic. Two frequently recurring words dominated these conversations: technology and fundraising.

Support for Nursing Home Residents During Pandemic

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 by

Recent grants from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation totaling almost $28,000 have been awarded to Park View Health Center, Miravida Living and Evergreen Retirement Community. The bulk of the grant money will pay for new technology to keep residents connected but safe in the age of COVID-19.

Grant Relief for Green Lake Area Childcare Centers

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 by

Childcare providers are a backbone of our community. Right now, they are making it possible for parents with essential jobs—healthcare workers, grocery clerks, production workers, and cleaning staff—to work on the frontlines by teaching and caring for our region’s youngest learners while complying with increased social and health regulations. Thirty-nine percent of frontline workers in […]

COVID-19 Relief Fund Supports Virtual Learning

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by

This year, keeping young people on track academically means clearing a major hurdle – logging on to the virtual classroom. Grants totaling $23,900 helped the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and Oshkosh Community YMCA quickly pivot when the Oshkosh Area School District announced its plan to start the school year with a hybrid virtual/in […]

Free Access to Nonprofit Consulting and Training Services

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 by

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation knows that 2020 has been a tough year for area nonprofits. When we heard how alone leaders felt in making important strategic decisions at a record pace through our Pandemic Recovery Survey and Town Hall meetings, we felt compelled to do something. We are piloting a 3-month partnership with the […]