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Odyssey Project Receives $50,000 Gift from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation To Combat Generational Poverty

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January 27, 2020

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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The Oscar Rennebohm Foundation has donated $50,000 to the UW-Madison’s Odyssey Project in 2020 in order to help break the cycle of generational poverty with increased access to education.

Oscar Rennebohm Foundation Donates $450,000 to Fund Paid Internships

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February 13, 2019

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, Edgewood College students in liberal arts majors and/or from low socioeconomic backgrounds will be able to participate in a program that pays for 40 student internships per year, funded by the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation.

$300,000 Oscar Rennebohm Foundation Grant to Benefit English Language Learners at MATC

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November 18, 2018

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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The Literacy Network has received a $300,000 grant in 2018 from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, which it will use over the next three years to assist ESL students in improving their fluency and earning degrees or certificates at MATC.

“Wisconsin State Journal in 1968 -- “Rennebohm Has Set a Splendid Example for All”

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October 15, 2018

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of former Wisconsin Governor Oscar Rennebohm’s death. To mark the occasion, the Wisconsin State Journal re-ran an opinion article from that year reflecting on his legacy, including putting $2 million back into the Madison community and contributing to the creation of the Hilldale Shopping Center.

United Way Invests Close to $19,000,000 in Dane County Initiatives

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May 24, 2018

by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation

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United Way of Dane County raised almost $19,000,000 from local businesses, organizations, and individuals to fund initiatives to support the education, health, and economic well-being of everyone in the region.

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

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

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

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