Category: In the News

Helping Our Tree Canopy Take Root

Meet the emerald ash borer, a tiny green beetle that has killed millions of ash trees throughout the northeastern United States and hundreds right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This invasive insect entered Wisconsin in 2008 and arrived in Oshkosh by 2016. Nearly 600 ash trees have already been removed from the City of Oshkosh terraces […]

Teachers’ Closet Ensures Teachers Get Needed Supplies

Posted on Sep 29, 2022 by

The Teachers’ Closet Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation was established in order to ensure The Closet continues to receive funding, and carries on in perpetuity. As budgets have continued to tighten in schools, this is one way to alleviate some of the burden for teachers, who otherwise pay for classroom supplies themselves.

Using Music as a Teaching Tool

Posted on Sep 22, 2022 by

This school year, the fourth-grade curriculum within the Oshkosh Area School District featured a new unit called Full STEAM Ahead. STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Traveling Closet: More than Just Clothes

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 by

Each month during the school year, a large truck from the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha is filled with clothing, bedding, winter wear, and personal care items for its visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.  Students referred by OASD school social workers shop at the Traveling Closet, and everything is free of charge.

Oshkosh Foundation Awards $260,400 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $260,400 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $446,650 was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($58,200), Neenah Joint […]

Blueprint for Success

Posted on Jul 18, 2022 by

With multiple certifications and a construction job under his belt, Leon is achieving his dreams while doing what he loves three years into his court-ordered probation period. His path may sound like a simple success story, but he’d be the first to tell you that he didn’t reach this point easily and he didn’t do it alone.

Caring for Animals

Posted on Jul 13, 2022 by

The Neenah Animal Shelter, a little shelter that has been doing big things for almost 60 years, has launched a capital campaign to build a new facility for the more than 500 animals it takes in each year. A $25,000 grant from the Community Impact Fund within the Community Foundation is supporting this campaign.

Summer Camp: A Place to Play

Posted on Jul 6, 2022 by

In normal times, camp is already invaluable for kids of all backgrounds. Camp provides opportunities for problem solving, learning together, meeting new people, and navigating social interactions in a relaxed and fun setting and, most importantly, outside of the house.

Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development

Posted on Jun 9, 2022 by

It’s not uncommon for preschoolers in Hannah Beduhn’s Head Start class to get upset. They might hit another person, throw a toy, or in many cases start screaming. “They have all these big emotions in their tiny little bodies, and they are still learning what to do with those feelings,” says Beduhn, a teacher of 3-year-olds at the UW Oshkosh Head Start Center in Oshkosh.