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 […]
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.
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.
Homelessness is not OK. No one thinks so. The general public often thinks of individuals experiencing homelessness as “someone else.” But they are community members right among us. They are moms and dads, aunts and uncles, friends and coworkers, or sons and daughters of the people we know. Homelessness is not a choice most people […]
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.
For the unforeseeable future, students in the Oshkosh Area School District will conduct their learning virtually. In response, the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Community YMCA have created learning pods at their locations, allowing more than 300 students access to computers, while learning and playing at a safe distance from each […]
During times of crisis, our communities must come together to ensure the basic needs of people are met, including shelter, clothing, water, and food. Thanks to a collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, many communities in Wisconsin received a helping hand in getting food out to individuals […]
If a nonprofit organization is going to fulfill its mission, it needs a sustainable business model. This was always a challenge, but COVID-19 has upped the ante, leaving the health of many organizations in jeopardy. Findings from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s Pandemic Recovery Nonprofit Survey explored what it will take for agencies to recover, […]
Stressed about whether it is safe for your kids to go back to school? Lonely from physical distancing? Worried that a loved one in a nursing home might get sick? The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental health in ways small and large. Children, however, may be at particular risk. Living in a world that […]
Launched jointly by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund has been supporting efforts to keep residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis in their homes and provide people experiencing homelessness with round-the-clock emergency shelter. “The 2018 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) study showed […]