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local community foundations and opportunities to give back

VIVID: Supporting and Celebrating Women in Business

women-centered series in Eau Claire cultivates community

Hosted by Eau Claire’s CoLab (131 S. Barstow St., Suite 202), a group specifically for women in business, is settling in and looking to the future. Vivid, the women-focused, supportive community event is hosted quarterly, and with a couple events under their belt, Vivid is ready to reach forward into the future...

YOU'VE GOT (SNAIL) MAIL! Pen Pal Program Connects & Creates Community

no snails were harmed in the process of making this penpal program from the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Center!

The Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Center has an ongoing snail mail program that allows interested folks from across the Valley to connect with one another. In a communication style often forgotten, the enjoyable aspect of putting pen to paper and sending off a letter into the world for an excited participant will never get old — no matter the convenience of snail mail’s electronic alternative...

New Virtual Platform Links Volunteers, Organizations

packed into a digital format, your one-stop shop for volunteering is here

This just in: Volunteering is on the rise, and it’s easier to get involved in than ever. Thanks to a collaboration between United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley and Visit Eau Claire, the ultimate local volunteer guide is now online at ...

Meet the Young Pros

group encourages personal, professional development

Who are the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley? A membership-based organization of more than 400 people, the Young Professionals are a personal and professional development program created through the cooperation of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls chambers of commerce.

Five Reasons to Get Involved in Your Community

Connecting with your community can bring big benefits. Here are some of them

What if we told you that there’s something you can do that will fight loneliness, enrich your personal and professional lives, and make the world around you better? That something, simply put, is getting involved with the community.

Hope Village Headed Into Phase Three, a $2.7 Million Endeavor

Chippewa Falls nonprofit aims to end homelessness in its community

Chippewa Falls nonprofit organization Hope Village is moving into the third phase of its ambitious Welcome Home Capital Campaign project, a multi-million-dollar endeavor aiming to further its mission of ending homeless in the Chippewa Valley by guiding ...

TreeHouse Targets Struggling Teens to Help Create Healthy Hearts, Minds

safe spaces help teens build relationships and resilience when faced with daunting mental health decline

The mental health crisis in teenagers and young adults has persisted with depression and anxiety on the rise: in 2018, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 31% of high school students felt “hopeless” for more than two weeks in a row. Since the ...

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