Posted inSchool Awards

Visioning a Great Racine’s Tech-Prize Competition Awards $80,000

Winners of almost $80,000 in cash and scholarships awarded Saturday evening by Visioning a Great Racine’s Tech-Prize competition included 13-year-old Racine Real School student and a Chicago entrepreneur who wants to change the landscape for womens’ health. Two Saturday events were the culmination of the Tech-Prize competition. Awards were presented at the main stage on […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits

Visioning a Greater Racine Announces New Board of Director Officers

Racine, WI: In unanimous votes, the Visioning a Greater Racine (VGR) Board of Directors accepted the nominations of two passionate community advocates to fill executive leadership positions on the board. Mario Martinez has been named as President-elect and Jomarie Coloriano will fill the vacant Secretary seat. Martinez is a Racine native, President and CEO of […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Government

Zero Waste Resolution to be Presented to the Racine City Council

The Zero Waste Committee of Greater Racine, the VGR Eco-WAVE team, and Greening Greater Racine are set to present a Zero Waste Resolution to the Racine City Council on Tuesday evening. Aldermanic sponsors of the resolution include: Mary Land, Jason Meekma, Trevor Jung, and Mollie Jones. The purpose of the resolution is to delay the […]

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Visioning A Greater Racine cuts staff after partial funding loss

After losing some of its funding, the nonprofit Visioning a Greater Racine (VGR) will shrink from a three-person operation to a one-person shop after July 21. VGR has several hundred volunteers that conduct community-development projects. Organized into several teams, the groups have spearheaded dozens of projects from community clean-up events to health and wellness clinics […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: A Greater Racine – It Starts with a Vision

A quiet yet dramatic development is happening in the Greater Racine area. It’s something that everyone who calls Racine home should find interesting and encouraging. Starting in the Spring of 2016, over 1,300 Racine-area residents representing the diversity of our community attended a series of 47 community brainstorming sessions put on by a grassroots non-profit […]

Posted inBreaking

5 things you need to know

There’s a lot going on this week. So we’ve pulled together some of the happenings from our community calendar for you. Have a great week! Social Justice Initial WAVE Team 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St. Opioids: Killing more than Pain 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at UW-Parkside, 930 […]

Posted inBusiness, Community

Visioning A Greater Racine Meetings Set

Eastern Racine County residents are invited to voice their opinions about how to transform the greater Racine area through Visioning a Greater Racine meetings. The group is focused on reproducing a long-term transformation of eastern Racine County. But they need your input at their visioning meetings. Community members are invited to attend a 90-minute visioning […]

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Visioning A Greater Racine Needs Volunteers

Want to help make eastern Racine County a better place to live? Visioning a Greater Racine will host several visioning sessions that will offer citizens in eastern Racine County the opportunity to help shape their community. The group is focused on reproducing a long-term transformation of eastern Racine County. Volunteers will lead the sessions in Racine, Caledonia, Sturtevant, […]

Posted inCommunity, Business, Government, Health and Fitness, Wisconsin Jobs

Editorial: Racine’s Green Movement Matters

I feel like my writing career has come full circle with writing about SolaRacine, urban gardening, and sustainability here in Racine. Greening Greater Racine, a group focused on solving a number of environmental issues facing our community, and Visioning a Greater Racine, a group dedicated to helping the community transform itself, remind me of many […]