GREEN BAY - A six week signature education program, "Fundamentals of caring for you, your family, and your child with mental illness", of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is intended for parents & caregivers of children and adolescents living with brain disorders.
The course will be taught by two trained instructors, Amy Payne and Pete Payne, each of whom are parents of children with mental illness who experienced symptoms of brain disorders prior to the age of thirteen.
Date: July 11th—August 15th
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Location: NAMI House 932 Cherry St. Green Bay, WI
The course and all materials are offered FREE of charge; however, class size is limited to 20 participants.
Participants must pre-register to attend all six classes by the following deadline: July 3rd 2013
To pre-register or for more information, please contact:
Amy Payne 920-217-9352
Dona Brasch 920-336-3340
GREEN BAY - Literacy Green Bay is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a Dollar General Foundation Adult Literacy grant for 2013. This $6000 grant is designated to support the agency’s adult English Language Learner Classes, one of several programs offered by Literacy Green Bay.
In 2012, Literacy Green Bay served 395 adults in ELL classes, both onsite and at outreach locations.
Approximately, 75% of the English Language learners attending classes are Hispanic, 10% are Somali, 10% are Southeast Asian, and another 5% represent Middle Eastern and European countries. The mission of Literacy Green Bay is to help adults and families acquire the reading, writing, math, English language, computer and workforce skills they need to function effectively as workers and community members.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded over $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.” The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education.
Literacy Green Bay, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides free literacy services to adults with limited basic reading skills and/or limited oral English skills. Visit www.literacygreenbay.org for additional information.
ASHWAUBENON - The Ashwaubenon Education Foundation, a Field of Interest Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, has awarded grants to several educational programs in the Ashwaubenon Public School District. The Ashwaubenon Education Foundation supports the development and continuation of innovative opportunities to enhance Ashwaubenon Public School student experiences in order to develop them as model community and world citizens. Field of Interest Funds, such as the Ashwaubenon Education Foundation, is established to support particular interest areas, specific program initiatives, and causes or geographic areas.
Grant applications are accepted each spring and can be submitted by any Ashwaubenon School District parent, staff or administrator, parent association, or community member partnered with professional School District staff. Additional details can be found online at www.ggbcf.org .
In collaboration with the Ashwaubenon Education Foundation and Schneider National Foundation who are providing funding for several of these projects for the 2013-2014 school year.
Learning About Solar Power at Ashwaubenon High School - The Tech Ed and Science departments will purchase four solar panels, a voltage converter, and several storage batteries to power the newly built green house, and a teaching station. The project will allow the teaching of solar power in a real life application.
Nonfiction Classroom Library at Ashwaubenon High School - Ashwaubenon Reading Workshop class provides intensive instruction to struggling readers. Reading Workshop students will be provided with appropriate and engaging non-fiction texts in an in-classroom library.
Structured Team Building at Ashwaubenon High School - Incoming freshmen students enrolled in special education would have the opportunity to participate in a one day youth program focused on structured team building. This program provides hands on learning experiences to promote creative problem solving, collaborative learning, and personal goal setting.
Managing Emotional Mayhem at Cormier Early Education Center - The ability to self-regulate helps children and adults manage their daily lives when emotions begin to bubble up. The 4K teacher will pilot the social/emotional program: Managing Emotional Mayhem by Dr. Becky Bailey. Children will learn how to better regulate their own emotions independently and lessen emotional outbursts throughout the day, providing more quality instructional opportunities.
Professor Gizmo at Cormier Early Education Center - Children will be provided with an opportunity to expand their science knowledge through a presentation by Professor Gizmo. Students will discover the relationship between magic and science and learn how to do a few magic tricks in the process.
Positive Discipline Training at Cormier Early Education Center - Educators will apply what they learned in APPL (Ashwaubenon Preschool and Parent Learning) classes to help parents gain confidence in their parenting.
Document Based Questions (DBQ) at Parkview Middle School - The DBQ Project is a collection of resources that address Common Core State Standards in Language, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Analysis and critical thinking skills are emphasized as students explore primary and secondary sources in an attempt to answer engaging historical questions.
Rockin' Readers at Pioneer Elementary School - Available for first graders who fall into the most intense, reading intervention group and who would benefit from additional support and direct instruction with literacy because they are below grade level. The goal is to increase exposure and practice with literacy skills to improve students' reading levels and master sight words.
APPs 4 Kids at Valley View Elementary School - Purchase of quality applications to directly improve first grade student achievement across the curriculum, which will allow full access to unlimited potential to integrate technology into the curriculum.
School Store at Valley View Elementary School - The School Store will provide a convenient way for parents, teachers, and students to replenish depleted school supplies throughout the school year. The store will provide a real-life, practical experience to allow these students to increase their math and reading skills, develop interpersonal/social skills, and strengthen their ability to communicate effectively.
About the Ashwaubenon Education Foundation
The Ashwaubenon Education Foundation, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, enhances the student experience by offering grants to expand innovative opportunities that develop and inspire students in the Ashwaubenon School District. This is done by advocating for student learning needs, securing funding from community sources, and offering financial support for innovative programs beyond the publicly funded budgets.
About the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Established in 1991, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that manages more than 500 funds, and distributes grants to between 400 and 500 non-profits each year. Community Foundation grants provide funding for programs and services that improve the quality of life in Northeast Wisconsin, supporting human services, education, arts and culture, the environment, and more. Our mission is to inspire and encourage charitable giving in Northeast Wisconsin by connecting caring people with solutions that strengthen our community. For more information, please visit our website: www.ggbcf.org .