We are thrilled to highlight and express our gratitude to our amazing partners involved in our journey with Building Our Future! This month take a moment to check out our July partner spotlights!
LMI Packaging: Their belief in the power of community and collaboration is at the heart of our partnership. We’re grateful for their collaborative spirit!
Johnson Financial Group: Their passion for making a difference is truly infectious! We’re honored to have them by our side, inspiring change every step of the way.
KAC: Their unwavering dedication to early childhood education drives us forward! Thank you for being a pillar of strength in this transformative journey!
Kenosha Public Library: Their commitment to building a better future for all is truly commendable! Thank you for your invaluable contributions to our mission.
“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
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At Building Our Future, we are committed to finding solutions that support families and children in our community. We believe that by understanding the data and engaging in thoughtful discussion, we can work together to create positive change. This month we want to share a data visualization presented by the University of Wisconsin’s Public Health Institute that sheds light on the unaffordability of childcare in Wisconsin. If you have been following BOF’s work, you’ll know this is a pressing issue, and Kenosha is not immune to its impact.
The map we are sharing highlights the alarming extent of childcare costs across the United States and provides a specific comparison for Kenosha County. It reveals the challenges faced by families in accessing affordable childcare and brings attention to the need for actionable solutions.
We encourage you to explore the interactive dashboard, which showcases the data visualization. As you interact with the map, we invite you to consider the following questions:
What stands out to you the most?
What might the ripple effects to the economy look like if nothing is done about childcare affordability?
What are all the components that need to change for childcare to become affordable for families?
How can you leverage this data to advocate for more accessible and affordable childcare options in Kenosha?
Last month Principal Joel Kaufmanm at Brass Community School presented compelling data about last year's student attendance. Our Lincoln Park/Uptown CCN recognizes that attendance is one factor that impacts reading and math proficiency at Brass and as a result began to explore a Walking School Bus to address absenteeism. Brass Community School is a "commuter school" where many of its students live within a 2-mile radius and don't qualify for district transportation. If you are familiar with our work, you may be aware that this network worked on a Walking School Bus a few years ago but had to hit pause due to the pandemic. Join us as we work to bring this project to fruition at Brass!
Question? Contact Lawrence Kirby, Community Engagement Network Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org