Tag: Community Impact

Helping All Pets Be at Their Best

Posted on Oct 7, 2019 by

By Cari Tetzlaff, Behavioral Department Manager, Oshkosh Area Humane Society  Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is very excited to announce the launch of our new behavioral department, generously supported by a $7,500 Community Impact Grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. These new services will help us educate individuals to restore and enhance the bond […]

Memory Care Respite is Where New Memories are Made

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 by

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care at Valley VNA Senior Care I am very fortunate to be part of Memory Care Respite Partners, a twice-monthly program in Oshkosh. It’s ironic that a program developed for people and families experiencing memory loss has proven itself so successful at making new memories. Every time I participate […]

Teens 2 Work

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 by

By Jason Presto, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area We all remember our first jobs. (Mine was as a grocery store stock boy.) This summer, 15 teens experienced the challenge and joy of earning a paycheck as part of the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area’s new Teens 2 Work […]

Connecting with Community

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 by

By Lori Hill, executive director, Friendship Place Too often individuals with mental health conditions isolate out of fear as well as lack of income (Social Security Disability Insurance is often their only source of income).  As an organization that serves individuals with mental illness, Friendship Place wanted to do more to help these adults form […]

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 […]