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New Early Childhood Zone on Madison's North Side Aim to Narrow the Achievement Gap

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April 29, 2017

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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Dane County officials are working on fighting the county’s racial academic achievement gap by going back to the beginning.

“We know that the gaps in learning and opportunity don’t begin when kids are in school. They start when they’re born,” said Jane Belmore, early childhood project director for the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Inc.

To combat this, the county established three Early Childhood Zones, which facilitate home visiting programs for parents of young children and expectant mothers in low-income areas. The goal was to help families create stable learning environments for their kids. Read More

County Approves Early Childhood School Zone for North Side

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June 29, 2017

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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The Dane County Board of Supervisors has approved the purchase of a building on the North Side to serve as an Early Childhood School Zone. The Zone, which will be at 2830 Dryden Drive, just off Northport, will provide a number of services to the Mendota, Lindberg, Lakeview and Gompers Elementary school areas.

The Early Childhood zone will be the second zone of its type in the Madison area. The Leopold Elementary school area has one such zone that has been successful enough that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi was able to secure funding for a new one. Read More

Early Childhood Zone Coming to North Side; Goal is Stable Learning Environment at Home

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September 26, 2016

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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A key to learning for young children is a stable home environment, so a partnership has been established aiming to provide just that on Madison’s North Side.

The Northside Early Childhood Zone was announced Monday by the partners in the effort, including the Madison School District, United Way of Dane County, the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation and city and county leaders.

The goal, according to Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, is to bring county and community resources together in the interest of families, with housing and employment assistance for parents to help nurture the youngsters. Read More

Rennebohm Foundation Awards BGC and ULGM a Six Figure Grant to Support Jobs and Internships for Teens & Adults

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October 15, 2014

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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Madison, Wisconsin- The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (BGCDC) in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Madison (UGLM) and The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation (ORF) will come together to announce a $300,000 grant from the ORF that will help both agencies boost internships, employment and career training over the next three years. The grant will support the two organizations as they collaborate to leverage each agency’s strengths on a two-generational strategy to build a world-class Dane County workforce that is inclusive now and into the future.

The BGCDC will provide 675 paid internships, career exploration and employment connections over the next 3 years for high school and college students enrolled in BGC Programming. These young people will be paid $8.00 to $15.00 an hour. The ULGM will more than double the number of low-income parents and other adults served through its employment and training programs with a goal of ensuring at least 1,500 people secure new or better family-supporting jobs by 2020. Read More

$50,000 Gift from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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July 23, 2014

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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The Madison Parks Foundation is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Inc., for the construction of splash parks at Reindahl Park on the east side of Madison and the west side’s Elver Park.

“The Madison Parks Foundation is thrilled by the generosity of the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, which continues to leave a legacy of philanthropy throughout Madison,” says Stephanie Franklin, Executive Director of the Madison Parks Foundation. Read More

Rennebohm Foundation's $2 Million Gift Will Benefit Joint Efforts of Meriter-UW Women's Health Services

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October 10, 2011

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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MADISON, Wis. (October 10, 2011) – Meriter announced today that it has received a $2 million gift from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, which will be used to help support the partnership between Meriter and UW Health as they seek to advance patient care, research, education and advocacy in women’s health.The gift was announced during a recognition event last Thursday honoring the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation at the Madison Club.

“We are very grateful for this generous gift from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation because it will help us continue the high level of care in women’s health that Meriter and UW physicians partner on every day,” said Dr. Geoffrey Priest, Meriter’s chief medical officer.  The program has operated jointly since 1957. Read More

Rennebohm Foundation Makes Second Gift to School of Nursing

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April 15, 2011

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation made its second $1 million gift to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing in advance of the Badgers’ Spring Football Game.

The gift was announced at the May game, but it was anonymous. The Rennebohm Foundation wanted to spark people’s interest in the School’s plan to build a new home – and it has, said Mary Gulbrandsen (MS NUR ’74), a Rennebohm board member. Foundation members have continued to meet with other Wisconsin health-care and business leaders to encourage gifts for the building and strategic growth at the School, and they are seeing results, she said. Read more

Oscar Rennebhom Foundation, Morgridge Center for Public Service Team to Expand Nonprofit Leadership Development

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March 15, 2010

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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MADISON – The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation has announced a gift of $100,000 to expand the work of the UW Center for Nonprofits in the School of Human Ecology.

Robin Douthitt, dean of the School of Human Ecology says, “We believe the relationship between the Center for Nonprofits and the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation embodies the best of what public-private partnerships accomplish, ultimately leading both to new vistas.”

The Foundation’s gift also represents the first lead gift that can be matched by the Morgridge Center for Public Service Matching Gift challenge program. Read More

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