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The Community Buzz: What’s Up With Local Nonprofits

For a full look at what local nonprofits are up to, check out our nonprofit community feed here. Here’s a snapshot of the things you’ll find: The Racine Literacy Council held their work skills class. Congratulations to their newest graduates! https://www.facebook.com/racineliteracycouncil/posts/3784628458270374 The Sienna Retreat Center is looking for volunteers. Are you able to help them […]

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Asian Businesses to Support in Racine

In solidarity, with Asian Americans, due to the recent shootings in Georgia, the Racine County Eye encourages supporting local, Asian-owned businesses. According to the New York Times, the attack that resulted in six Asian women being murdered is still under investigation. However, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, police report that 21-year-old, Robert Aaron Long, was […]

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Reuse-Your-Shoes Recycling Program

The City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) is offering the Reuse-Your-Shoes program as part of “Earth Day” activities on Saturday, April 24th. This unique program allows citizens to donate used athletic shoes to save landfill space and help conserve resources. So, all brands of used, dry, mud-free athletic shoes are acceptable. Shoes […]

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Letter to Editor: Eliminating the State Income Tax on the AmeriCorps Education Award

By Jeanne Duffy Executive Director of Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps members make a difference in Racine and communities throughout Wisconsin, and we can make a difference for them by exempting the AmeriCorps education award from state income tax. Each year, over 1,200 AmeriCorps members serve 1 million hours at nearly 350 service sites across Wisconsin. AmeriCorps […]

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Hometown Hero: Jami La Rue

During a time when individuals are experiencing isolation, Jami La Rue is working to unite the community. This hometown hero is making a difference working as a registered nurse, but also by volunteering at the Hospitality Center, located at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street. Like a true hero, who is humble, La Rue […]

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Take the Challenge: Build Your Financial Security

MADISON, Wis. –The Wisconsin Strong Financial Fitness Challenge is underway for all Wisconsin Retirement System members and their families. The challenge offers participants free access to financial wellness education, resources, and tools to build financial security. Take the challenge now! Go to https://financialfitnessgroup.com/wi-strong/. Start with a five-minute Financial Fitness Checkup, and then take advantage of […]