Past Conferences

We plan and host meetings that have impact on the future of the environment and our community.

charting new waters

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Higher Expectations for Racine County Youth

To bring community stakeholders together to learn about the progress made during the past year and our plans to continue working toward our goal of a fully capable and employed Racine County. In partnership with individuals and organizations throughout the community, we made great strides this year across the “career to cradle” pipeline and built the capacity of our team and the greater community to make data-driven decisions that will lead to improved outcomes for students and families. Throughout this event, you’ll learn about some of our recent accomplishments and hear from key partners engaged in our work.


Sunday, September 17, 2017
Racine Arts Council and The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread

Recognition and celebration of Racine Arts Council's 50th anniversary.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
RAMAC and Racine Unified School District

In December 2013, Dr. Lolli Haws presented the Racine Unified School District three-year plan titled Raising Racine. That plan led to progress and successful initiatives now underway in our schools. Much collaborative work has been done and this fall 2017, RUSD will roll out a new five-year strategic plan: Raising Racine 2022. At the same time, partners have come together to make a collective impact on educational outcomes in Racine and to ensure our students graduate prepared for the jobs right here in our community. At this Breakfast Briefing, community leaders will have an opportunity to learn about District progress thus far, goals in the new strategic plan and work underway to develop a Racine County education master plan. Participants will be able to ask questions of Dr. Haws, RUSD School Board president Bob Wittke and community partners.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Racine County Human Services Department

Local stakeholders reconvene for updates on the reorganization of Racine County’s Foster Care Program and to discuss targeted solutions for increasing the number of licensed foster care homes and preventing children from entering the foster care system. 

Friday, August 11, 2017
Racine Unified School District, Higher Expectations for Racine County, Ford Next Generation Learning

By the end of the meeting, participants will:

  • Understand the Academies of Racine model and its alignment with the Ford Next Generation Learning Network;
  • Review Year 1 successes and opportunities for growth;
  • Review Year 2 program goals for input and feedback;
  • Discuss and get agreement on the responsibilities and expectations of the Steering Committee;
  • Develop action plans and next steps focused on key priorities for the Academies of Racine in the 2017-2018 academic year