Smart Beginnings Network isn't just a regular monthly gathering – they're a powerhouse of dedicated individuals, community partners, and change-makers all rallying together for a brighter future for our youngest learners. Here's what our incredible community partners have to share about their journey with us:
"So excited to be a part of this platform. So many people in the corner of child care. We're all coming together, putting boots on the ground in the community." – Patricia Woods, 4C for Children
"As a new member of this network, it's very valuable to have the connections from this network. The collaboration and support are truly remarkable." – Jenell Jackley, KCHC
"BOF is a culture of collaboration where we come together to support the same mission. I love the fact that there are people working for the same purpose." – Nancy Williams, WECA/WEESSN
Our Smart Beginnings Network is where enthusiasm turns into action, where diverse expertise comes together to create real change. If you're seeking to join a network committed to transforming lives and sculpting a brighter future, connect with our Director of Strategic Initiatives, Felicia Dalton, to explore how you can jump in.
Let's continue to collaborate, innovate, and make a lasting impact together!
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Mark your calendars for two amazing community gatherings that you won't want to miss! 🗓️✨
📍 **Wilson Heights CCN Gathering**:
📅 Date: August 30th
🕕 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
🏢 Location: EBSOLA
📍 **Lincoln Park CCN Gathering**:
📅 Date: August 31st
🕕 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
🏢 Location: Brass Community School
This month, we're teaming up with our friends at United Way of Kenosha County to shine a spotlight on the vital topic of – Internet Access. 🌐💡 Your insights and participation can make a real impact in bridging the digital divide in our communities!
🔍 What to Expect:
- Engaging conversations about digital equity and barriers to internet access.
- Valuable perspectives from fellow community members.
- $25.00 gift card for each registered adult as a thank you for your input!
📢 Help us spread the word by sharing this post with your networks. Let's create a stronger, more connected community together! Register in advance here: https://www.kenoshaunitedway.org/ccn-digital-equity
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This month, we are placing a spotlight on the portion of Kenosha County’s population without a High School Diploma. To visualize and understand this data better, we encourage everyone to explore our County Overview Dashboard. By selecting the “Census Tract Characteristics” tab and using the dropdown filter, you can color code the map to see the percentage of residents without a High School Diploma in various Census Tracts across the County.
Why is this information important? Because we, at BOF, are collaborating with Gateway Technical College and YWCA to support the expansion of the HSED 5.09 Program into Kenosha County. Our goal is to collect valuable data from potential, current, and past participants of the program to ensure it meets the needs of Kenosha residents.
The HSED 5.09 Program is specifically designed for adult learns aged 18 ½ years or older. It aims to provide them with a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) while removing barriers to gaining employment. The program includes a 4-week pre-HSED session, followed by a 16-week Work Ready (WR) HSED program. The Work Ready model has proven to be more successful than the traditional GED model, and we are excited to support its positive impact on Kenosha County’s workforce.
To learn more about this program, please visit the YWCA’s website here.