Creating Opportunity: Education Pathways to Advance Sustainable Employment

Higher Expectations for Racine County and Racine County brought together community leaders in workforce and higher education to better understand what we can accomplish when we work together to overcome barriers to adult education for Racine residents. Along with the national nonprofit, CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) the group brainstormed solutions to create a resilient and sustainable workforce for Racine County.

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Elizabeth Erickson
Commute to Careers

Higher Expectations for Racine County, in partnership with Racine County, has received $267,000 through the state’s Commute to Careers program to fund rides for residents unable to access worker training or employment due to lack of transportation, County Executive Jonathan Delagrave announced today. Commute to Careers is a program of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Eligible residents pay just $1 to $2 per ride through a vanpool-type program provided by Community Health Transit LLC.

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Elizabeth Erickson
Week of the Young Child

Higher Expectations for Racine County was thrilled excited to be part of the Week of The Young Child — an annual celebration honoring our community’s efforts in preparing our youngest children to be successful.

At this event, the Week of the Young Child area in the field house showcased community partners and have interactive learning activities for families with young children. At our booth, we had children draw self portraits, a skill that shows they are ready for kindergarten.

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Elizabeth Erickson