Tag: Arts & Culture

Fostering Creativity with Arts Integration

GOAL Expand educational opportunities, foster creativity and enhance academic experiences for youth in our communities. CHALLENGE Finding new ways to incorporate the arts into education has become increasingly difficult due to decreased funding for the arts in school as well as new teachers leaving the profession. SUCCESS ArtsCore Partnership A new and innovative partnership between […]

Write Your Life Workshop

In February of 2018, 16 residents of Park View Health Center in Oshkosh were paired with 16 students from the Rotary Interact Clubs of West and North High Schools, Communities at North High School, Rotaract of Oshkosh and students from Valley Christian, Oshkosh West, and Oshkosh North high schools for a four day memoir workshop.   […]

Students’ Mental Health a Top Priority in Winneconne

School district among six nonprofits to receive Foundation support WINNECONNE, Wis. – For the first time this spring, the Winneconne Community School District will implement wellness screening for ninth graders to help identify mental health issues and provide support for families. The district has partnered with the Samaritan Counseling Center to provide wellness screening, which […]

Catalyst – July 2017

New Funds – June Helping Hands Scholarship Fund Rod and Jean Farmer YMCA Fund Nordon-Vanden Heuvel Charitable Giving Fund Larry Camber Memorial Scholarship Fund Grant Impact Story At the end of June, $43,000 was granted in community arts grants for our service region. Contributions went to youth creativity programs, live music, artist residencies, and much […]

Student’s mental health top priority in Winneconne

School district among six nonprofits to receive Foundation support WINNECONNE, Wis. – For the first time this spring, the Winneconne Community School District will implement wellness screening for ninth graders to help identify mental health issues and provide support for families. The district has partnered with the Samaritan Counseling Center to provide wellness screening, which […]

Ukulele sparks students’ musical interest

“The excitement to play the ukulele poured out of our elementary students and even affected our middle and high school students as well.” – Beckie Lehman, Valley Christian School teacher Beckie Lehman understands the value of musical literacy. And as a music teacher at Valley Christian School, she has designed a new program to strike […]

Grant Helps Omro Restore Historic Masonic Temple

OSHKOSH, WI – The Masonic Temple in Omro’s nationally designated historic downtown is being renovated after Future Omro was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Over time, the Masonic Temple and other buildings like the Old City Hall Clock Tower have deteriorated, which community leaders say is affecting the integrity and […]