Entrepreneurs of Color in Wisconsin: Bridging the Gap in Resources to Mobilize Potential

Despite their substantial contribution to economies, little is known about how entrepreneurs of color in rural areas leverage resources to start ventures. From August 2014 – October 2015, local researchers from UW-Extension and Ripon College met with 35 Fond du Lac County entrepreneurs who shared their start-up and business experiences, challenges, and successes. All participants were African-American, […]

Video: Black Business Owners Study & Discussion, 11.14.2020

In this session for Startup Wisconsin Week, Black Business Owners Speak (event flyer with speaker details, 295KB) UW-Madison Extension educators and area business owners discuss the results of interviews with 48 African American business owners in northeast Wisconsin in 2019. In the video recording (65 minutes) of the presentation and discussion, you’ll learn about the […]

Yia Xiong: October 2019 Podcast Guests

On the 4th Wednesday of each month since January 2018, Ebony Vision, The Humanity Project: Telling the Untold Story, Diana Hammer of Extension Fond du Lac County, and Bob Hoffmaster of KFIZ radio, collaborate to air a segment about race in Fond du Lac.   October 2019: Yia Xiong, elected leader of the Fond du Lac […]

Celebrating the Hmong New Year

In December, the local Hmong community celebrated the New Year. Historically, this festival was timed in Asia to celebrate the rice harvest and all the hard work that went into it. After meeting with Diana earlier this year, the elected community leader invited our office to have a booth at the special event. Teaching the […]

#BeThe1To Save a Life

CSI & YScreen promote suicide prevention awareness to address suicide in Fond du Lac County Imagine someone you know, a family member, friend, student or coworker, telling you they wanted to end their life. What would you do, what would you say? Your first response most likely would be one of anxiety and fear. Most […]

Celebrating our Heritage

“Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac” (Latinos United in Fond du Lac) is a community group (youth and adults) that has been working together for a year with the purpose to connect, educate, and empower Latinos in our county. In September, the group hosted a Celebration of Independence event. This was a cultural event to […]

Latino Family Group Interviews

The most recent census recorded a 123% increase in the Latino population in Fond du Lac County between 2000 and 2010. In an effort to learn more about these newcomers, Fond du Lac County held five structured conversations with about 50 Latino residents in the winter of 2012. The results are presented in this Latino […]

New North B2B Magazine July 2012: Multicultural Matters

Community Development Educator Diana Hammer Tscheschlok and Mid-States Aluminum Corp. Director of Human Resources Sue Roettger contributed to this article about local employers creating inclusive environments and enjoying better business outcomes as a result.  Contact Diana to participate in the workplace inclusion survey.

Hispanic Culture Workshops

Understanding another culture is possible only if I understand my own culture. That is the premise for the “Walk an Hour in My Shoes” workshop which host upon request for organizations and workplaces in the county. The Hispanic population of Fond du Lac County has grown 120% since 2000. Teachers, law enforcement officers, clergy, health […]

Inclusion Survey

What kind of a workplace environment do you have now? How could it be improved? Sign your workplace up to participate in a UW-Extension survey to find out.

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