In the summer of 2015, the Harper’s Ferry Booster Club was already familiar with community betterment.
Elise Bergan, Edgewood Economic Development Director, led the Philanthropic Tools project in Edgewood. In between her Facebook posts to promote the Homecoming mum sale and the updated Rodeo schedule, Bergan convened her board, chamber of commerce officers, school board members, and elected city council volunteers to face their collective future. To say that she cracked […]
Residents of Harpers Ferry were asked to respond to the following questions online and at six community conversation events.
A network of dedicated partners from schools, nonprofits, higher education, businesses, neighborhoods and the faith community, led by the Jackson County Gradel-Level Reading Campaign, convened to develop a comprehensive, realistic and sustainable plan to improve the reading proficiency of Jackson County students by the end of third grade. The Community Solutions Action Plan (CSAP) for […]
In 2013, when school administrator Kim Huckstadt noticed that young kids were not succeeding at his school because they couldn’t read, he approached the Community Foundation of Jackson County with the idea of becoming a Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community to make a difference for his students.