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Posted inLocal news, Schools, Unlocking Racine

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students

This article was produced in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, The Seattle Times, Street Sense Media and WAMU/DCist. For months, Beth Petersen paid acquaintances to take her son to school — money she sorely needed. They’d lost their apartment, her son bouncing between relatives and friends while she hotel-hopped. As hard as she […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news, Schools, Unlocking Racine

855 students in Racine Unified were homeless in the 2021-22 school year, here’s why

This story is the first in a year-long series, called Unlocking Racine, about housing instability in Racine. RACINE, Wis. — Brandy Tillman, an EMT with a private medical transport service and mother of four children, stood in a Racine County courtroom in July, hoping to explain her way out of being evicted. But that didn’t […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools, Unlocking Racine

Schools must help homeless students. Here’s what you should know.

This story was produced as part of a collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity, The Seattle Times, Street Sense Media and WAMU/DCist. When is a student considered homeless? The definition of homelessness among K-12 students is laid out in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, a federal law that details the help public schools must […]

Posted inBusiness, Community, Local news, Non-Profits, Parenting, Things To Do

Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Rendering Thanks, Unlocking Racine, Creative Flex

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, Nov. 17. This week, Racine County Eye Reporter Emma Widmar discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchors, Steve Chamraz and Susan Kim. The segment started by talking about the 13th Annual Dan & Rays Rendering Thanks Thanksgiving feast. Community members are welcome to […]

Posted inEvents, Local news

Racine County Eye Community News Fundraiser set Nov. 16

Racine County Eye is hosting a community news fundraiser from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Social on Sixth, 324 6th St. In partnership with the Local Media Foundation, the Racine County Eye Community News Fund will be used to fund our investigative news stories, including Unlocking Racine. The year-long project will focus on […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Business, Community, Culture, Local news, Non-Profits

TMJ4 announces Unlocking Racine multimedia project addressing the housing crisis

Unlocking Racine is a multimedia project that will address the housing crisis in Racine County. This year-long project will launch starting in September. Through the work of storytelling, art projects, reporting, and photography, Racine County Eye hopes to unlock solutions to problems that face community members. We are proud to be partnering with TMJ4 News […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Business, Community, Culture, Events, Food & Drinks, Non-Profits, Shopping, Things To Do

5 big upcoming events: end of August edition

As we wrap up August, have some fun while celebrating the end of the summer. Racine County is going out with a bang this month. Find upcoming events happening on the Racine County Eye’s calendar. Upcoming Events Keep your eyes on the end of August and look forward to attending these 5 upcoming events in […]

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