Join Building Our Future and Smart Beginnings Network members at UW-Parkside to apply the framework of collective impact to Kenosha County's early childhood (0-5) space, understand our County's challenges and opportunities in early childhood, and commit to a shared vision that will ensure that ALL children in Kenosha County enter kindergarten ready to learn on the first day of school.
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StriveTogether, a national network bringing communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, is offering a scholarship opportunity for current high school seniors and students enrolled in a post secondary institution in communities served by a partnership in its Cradle to Career Network. Because of the work of Building Our Future, students in Kenosha County are eligible for the Art Inspires scholarship.
Students are challenged to create art that responds to their choice of two poems by spoken word poet Christian Paige, “Trees” or “The Eyes of your Enemy.” StriveTogether will select up to 10 works of art to be featured in one of its offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, or Chicago, Ill. Selected student artists each will receive a $1,000 scholarship to support coursework at a post secondary institution in the 2019-2020 academic year. The artwork created through this opportunity will inspire StriveTogether staff and partners daily as they work to achieve the organization’s vision: the success of every child cradle to career.
Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10, 2019. Each submission must include a video by the artist explaining the piece’s inspiration and meaning as well as a completed scholarship application and proof of enrollment or intent to enroll in a post secondary institution. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 29, 2019.
Learn more at https://www.strivetogether.org/library/art-inspires-scholarship-calls-for-interpretation-of-spoken-word-poems/
With the success the Lincoln Park CommUNITY Conversations and College Career Readiness Network has had in its first year, we are excited to add a dedicated staff member to lead this work! Brandon Morris joined the team this week as the Manager of Community Engagement/College Career Readiness for Building Our Future in Kenosha County. Brandon will lead our Community Engagement and College Career Readiness Networks.
Brandon's background is in education; he worked as a long-term substitute teacher for Kenosha Unified School District. Brandon also had many collaborations with community members throughout the city to help make Kenosha a better place. He recently completed his first season as a Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Kenosha St. Joseph Catholic Academy. Brandon earned his Bachelor's Degree in Human Development with a Coaching Certification from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.