Past Conferences

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

charting new waters

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
Thursday, August 03, 2017
The Arc-Wisconsin, The Arc- Dane County, The Arc of Racine, and The Arc Fon Du Lac

While Wisconsin has developed resources aimed at an individual’s needs for long-term services and supports, resources aimed at supporting the family and family caregiver are fragmented and insufficient to meet the needs of families statewide. Wisconsin’s Family Support Coalition will convene to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the needs of families providing care, improve resource coordination, increase access to family supports and create an action plan with concrete next steps aimed at sustaining Wisconsin families into the future.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers' Department of Environmental Health is planning a retreat for staff to plan for next steps that build on previous successes. In response to the 20th year anniversary and a leadership transition, Department staff will gather to reflect on the programmatic history and impact, critically analyze the current state of the Department, and strategically charter a course for future success.