Tag: Community Impact

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 […]

Paving Pathways for Economic Stability

GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE With unemployment at less than 3% in Waushara County, businesses are struggling to find qualified workers for job openings. At the same time, 41% of working households in the county do not earn enough to pay for basic necessities. SUCCESS Fox Valley Technical […]

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.   […]

Caring for Green Lake

Green Lake is a treasured lake for Wisconsin and the Midwest. Measuring 236 feet at its greatest depth, it is the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin. Like many lakes, it faces the challenges posed by dense urban landscapes and increased agricultural pressures that can accelerate erosion and phosphorus loading. For Green Lake, the visible […]

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 […]

Honoring the Spirit Within

Oshkosh Nursing home a leader in dementia care. Mary Lou Kriz remembers having conversations with her late husband, George, who would not recognize certain words that she would say. “We’d be talking and he would say, ‘Oh, there’s no such word,’ ” says Kriz. “It was usually just an ordinary word. I thought he was […]