Taking off the uniform: Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin helps those who served  

Author: Emma Conway

Taking off the uniform: Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin helps those who served  

Posted November 16, 2023

As soon as he turned 18, Trevor Morgan enlisted. In the Navy, Morgan proudly served our nation for five years. When he came back to the states and took off…

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Investing In Our Future: 7 Companies Promoting Healthy Youth Development 

Posted November 15, 2023

At the AmFam Institute, we are excited to shine a spotlight on the outstanding companies within our venture firm’s portfolio that are dedicated to promoting healthy youth development. In light…

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Finding opportunity, voice and the future: CEOs of Tomorrow invests in students of color 

Posted November 9, 2023

When Dr. Roxie Hentz was working for the Wisconsin’s State Education Agency, she saw a single statistic that would change her life: Wisconsin’s achievement gap for students of color is…

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This is what impact looks like

Posted October 31, 2023

The Institute is proud to support the Positive Social Change Challenge within the Brotherhood Initiative at the University of Washington. It challenges students to work collaboratively on the social issues…

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A sense of hope: All In Grocers opens in Waterloo, Iowa 

Posted October 20, 2023

How the grocery store, community center, restaurant, and laundromat are inspiring a predominantly Black community.   When Willie Mae Wright stepped off a train from Mississippi and started a new life…

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Investing in America’s Future: Empowering Low-Income Communities through Workforce Development

Posted October 5, 2023

At the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact, we're dedicated to closing equity gaps in the U.S. by investing in early-stage startups. Elevating family incomes is pivotal…

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Celebrating our 5-year anniversary

Posted September 30, 2023

We are thrilled to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the AmFam Institute. We have so much to celebrate and so much more to look forward to. Since we are still…

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Empowering Resilient Communities: 4 Game-Changing Companies Combating Climate Change

Posted September 13, 2023

As we prepare for Climate Week in NYC, we're excited to put a spotlight on the innovative climate startups within our portfolio as examples of the impact that can be…

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Reimagining our collective potential

Posted June 19, 2023

School’s out for summer. The familiar refrain and rhythm from Alice Cooper’s timeless hit rings through my head as I watch my kids run across the lawn chasing each other…

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Beyond Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted June 6, 2023

You likely saw a lot from us at the AmFam Institute during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. May also marked four years that I’ve spent with the Institute, splitting…

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“No act is too small to support the health and wellbeing of those around you”

Posted May 15, 2023

Most days, I strive to live by the adage that you cannot be helpful to others if you aren’t also taking care of yourself. While this is an important maxim…

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5 Minutes with Thea Gay: NationSwell Fellow

Posted April 18, 2023

Young people play an essential role organizing and advocating for social and environmental change. We see them and want to empower them to increase their impact. In partnership with NationSwell, we…

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Fundraising in Crazy Times

Posted April 17, 2023

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Dr. Joy Ippolito and I had a chance to speak on an interview series along with Sarah Parkins from The Kadence Group and…

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Why we are “All-In” on Waterloo, Iowa

Posted February 13, 2023

  It is hard to meet Rodney Anderson and not immediately feel like part of his family. It’s also impossible not to be moved by his dreams for his community.…

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Part 3: Babies, Aunties, Doulas: Our 2022 Birth Justice Year in Review

Posted February 9, 2023

In December, I sat down with Enjolie Lafaurie, one of the founding members of the Cihuapactli Collective. Cihuapactli (pronounced: see-wa-pac-tli) means “women’s medicine” in Nahuatl, a language Indigenous to now-Mexico.…

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