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Tax Credits a Help to State’s Working Families

Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit (EIC) can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on household income, marital status, and number of […]

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Green Cleaning

Today’s home is loaded with toxic and polluting substances. The cost of these commercial, chemcial based products can be high-long term health concerns for the family, and environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal.  There are many inexpensive and easy to use alternatives which can safely be used in place of commercial household products. […]

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Connecting Young Adults to Each Other & To Community Resources

The Fox Valley Young Adult in Transition Coalition is hosting a FREE event on Thursday, April 7th from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna for young adults ages 15-26! The event will feature live music, food, coffee, raffle, prizes, shuttle available, resources, and activities.  View the event flyer here. To RSVP or […]

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Winnebago County HCE Scholarship Information for 2016

The 2016 Winnebago County HCE Scholarship information is now available and posted on the HCE page: Winnebago County Association of Home & Community Education (WAHCE) Scholarship forms are due by April 11th, 2016. For questions, please contact our office at (920) 232-1973.  

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Local Land Use Planning and Zoning WisLine “Housing and the Community” Wednesday, March 16th

The UW-Extension Local Government Center is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Local Land Use Planning and Zoning”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The next teleconference of this series titled, “Housing and the Community” will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 from 10:30 am […]

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Retirement

MyRA Retirement Savings an Option for Beginning Savers

Saving for retirement is an important rung on the ladder to family financial security.  To make it easier for workers without workplace retirement options to save, the federal government offers a type of retirement account known as a myRA. The myRA (the name is a play on IRA, or Individual Retirement Account) has no cost […]

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Mindful Parenting

“Being present” or “mindful” is a goal many people set for the New Year.  These terms might call to mind yoga or meditation, but did you know that mindfulness can also enhance parenting? Anne Clarkson, University of Wisconsin-Extension Digital Parenting Education Specialist, says mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand.  “Mindfulness is very simply learning to pause […]

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Winnebago County Board Scholarship

The Winnebago County Board Scholarship Program is offered to all high school seniors who reside in Winnebago County and plan to attend a post secondary educational institution.  The Scholarship Program was developed “To promote good citizenship and an awareness and understanding of county government“. Up to nine $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2016. Scholarship […]

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UW-Extension Job Opportunity!

UW-Extension is looking for a Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program County Administrator for Winnebago, Calumet and Outagamie County. Working Title: Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago Counties WNEP Administrator (100%) Official Title: Associate Administrative Program Specialist Location: Outagamie County UW Extension Office, Appleton, Wisconsin Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Application Due Date: March 8th, 2016 Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is […]

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Want to See Your Free Credit Report? UW-Extension Campaign Makes it Easy

‘Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10’ Registers Hundreds The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year—making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all the states for people checking their credit reports. The University of Wisconsin-Extension’s “Check Your Free Credit Report: […]

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