Think Outside The Box

THE CHALLENGE: Put your pencil down anywhere and without picking it up, can you touch all of the dots in 4 straight lines? Rules: You cannot pick up the pencil once you put it on the paper You have to hit all of the dots 4 straight lines only, which means once you ‘turn a […]

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COVID-19 Illuminates Racial Injustices

Diana Hammer, MSW, Community Development Educator As has been widely reported,* COIVD-19 illuminates racial injustices as Black and Latino Americans are more likely to get infected, get serious cases, and die from the disease. As a white person, it is terribly hard for me to process and understand this. It doesn’t feel like this could […]

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How COVID-19 and Quarantine Complicate the Lives of Latino Immigrants

Diana is learning from Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac how COVID-19 and quarantine complicate the lives of Latino immigrants in unique ways. Many are working in essential occupations like stone quarries, food manufacturing, and dairy farming. By continuing to work, they increase their likelihood of contracting the disease and spreading it to their families. […]

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Activities For Youth During ‘Safer At Home’

Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Educator The COVID19 ‘Safer At Home’ order caused everyone to scramble to figure out how to create order out of the chaos of no school, work-from-home offices, managing school requirements, and keeping youth engaged in a healthy productive way. Youth are now online learners getting their school work done however […]

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Upcoming FoodWIse Program

Miller submitted next year’s budget plan for the FoodWIse program. The FY21 program runs from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. The program will bring $215,000 in staff, programs, and services dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan County residents. The budget includes: 1 Nutrition Coordinator and 3 […]

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Mindful Money Moments

UW Mindful Money Moments: COVID-19 Financial Resources Tune in each week for Mindful Money Moments through UW Madison. In their first installment of UW Mindful Money Moments, Extension educator Chelsea Wunnicke walks through available financial resources and tips for maintaining your financial well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=626754537904536

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Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is impacting households, communities, and businesses. A new national survey shows that 1 in 5 households in the US have already had their income cut or stopped altogether. The frequently asked questions below highlight some common financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer to each […]

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Meeting Tomorrow’s Feeding Challenges Today

The 2019 growing and harvest season will go down in the history books as the most challenging one in memory. Alfalfa winterkill, record precipitation, below normal temperatures, delayed planting, excessive mud, and brutal harvest conditions made for a difficult year for farmers and custom business owners who work with farmers. The effects of Mother Nature […]

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Welcome, Peculiar Princess Project!

Founder Arletta Allen worked with Diana to incorporate, write bylaws with the newly elected board, and apply for 501(c)3 status with the IRS. This soon-to-be nonprofit will provide “mentoring for Girls of Color to build confidence, character, and charisma through a process of self-discovery.” A pilot group of girls has already started working with Ms. […]

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