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Hamilton School Initiative

Hamilton School Initiative

 The Hamilton School Initiative was created based on the level of need within the student population and the neighborhood. Hamilton Elementary School’s mission is, “Engage. Educate. Empower.” They do this using responsive, collaborative care to create healthier youth...
SMART Girls Mentoring Program

SMART Girls Mentoring Program

The Boys and Girls Club (BGC) has been working diligently to bring the SMART Girls Mentoring Program to the Northside. A national BGC program has made its way to the La Crosse community. Debuting at the Southside Club, the programming has now extended its reach to the...
Care Packages for Homeless Women

Care Packages for Homeless Women

Franciscan Hospitality House was created as a collaborative effort of the Franciscan Sisters and Catholic Charities. The Franciscan House offers a space for individuals experiencing homelessness to go during the day, especially in Wisconsin’s harsh winters. It’s a...
Salvation Army’s Rent Assistance

Salvation Army’s Rent Assistance

According to the 2018 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, more than a third of La Crosse residents have a housing need. The analysis also states  that an individual working at minimum wage would have to work 84 hours per week to be able to afford a...
Women’s Transportation Fund

Women’s Transportation Fund

image: La Crosse Tribune The Women’s Transportation Fund program created by the La Crosse County Health Department is increasing self-sufficiency for women in the community. The Transportation Fund provides flexible funding for women in the community facing...

Big Sister Little Sister Service Learning Project

After recognizing the impact a service project initiated by a Big-Little match had on the community and the youth who planned the event, Big Brothers Big Sisters developed a pilot program to help female matches pursue leadership and service activities.  The Little who...