Lincoln Park plays vital role in health of Kenosha

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Public parks and open spaces have long been seen as assets in a local community. Lincoln Park is one such Kenosha-specific asset to me as a 42-acre green space with expanses of sports fields and flower gardens, nestled within a residential neighborhood on Kenosha’s […]

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Seven steps to defining and realizing goals

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Last week I co-facilitated a strategy retreat for a small group of neighborhood leaders. Uptown Brass Village Neighborhood Association represents the geographic area located between 14th Avenue and 26th Avenue, and 60th Street and 65th Street (including blocks along Roosevelt Road.) Preparing for the […]

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Facebook event details click here. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive on May 11th, the country’s largest single-day food drive. Food collected by carriers in Kenosha County will be distributed to a countywide network of 4 food pantries serving Kenosha county families: Sharing Center, […]

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Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program

Originally published as a Kenosha County Executive News Release Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program. “The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way,” Kreuser […]

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Uptown Neighborhood Streetscape Open House

The Uptown Neighborhood Streetscape Open House will take place Thursday, April 11th from 5p-8p at 2300 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI. There will be project presentations at 5:30p and 7p, roadway design concepts displayed, multiple opportunities to provide feedback, activities for the whole family and refreshments. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uptown-neighborhood-streetscape-open-house-tickets-55039754387.

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Breaking the cycle re-incarceration

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil The Wisconsin Department of Corrections reports that the prison population has grown substantially over the last 25 years, more than tripling from 1990 to 2016. Meanwhile, prison releases have followed approximately the same trend as admissions, increasing from 8,325 releases in 2000, to 10,487 […]

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Employers, employees need to consider total compensation

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil Who does not wish they could earn more? And at the same time, what employer does not want more commitment from their employees? What is the true win-win whereby both parties can be satisfied? I attended a recent event sponsored by Racine-Kenosha’s local chapter […]

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The benefits of good child care extend to the labor force

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil I spent my adolescent years as a baby sitter to cousins and neighbor kids. Then, later in my 20s, I spent years working in Europe as a live-in au pair caring for foreign kids. So while it is true that I have never been […]

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Housing concerns a major issue in community

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil I attended a local housing roundtable for municipal leaders last week, and it dawned on me just how much the economy and the housing market are intertwined. Economic expansion begets housing development while housing development begets economic expansion. In a Kenosha County economy that […]

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UW-Extension program to focus on affordable housing

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Community Development Educator, Amy Greil In two weeks, Kenosha is playing host to a nationally recognized affordable housing developer and founder of Buffalove Development, based in Buffalo, N.Y. Here is what you need to know about the issues to be discussed: What is affordable housing? In general, housing for […]

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