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Collaborating for Impact

Earlier this week, we made a return trip up north to Ashland and Bayfield to continue engaging the local community about how an AmeriCorps supported program might add value to current and existing efforts to fight hunger. While many of the local leaders knew each other, this was the first time many of them had been in a meeting together to discuss food insecurity in the Northwoods. Why, given the high rates of food insecurity in these communities, is deep collaboration difficult?

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The Self-Reliance of Asking for Help

On a recent trip through the Northwoods of Wisconsin to learn about the challenges and opportunities to expand hunger fighting capacity in local communities, many common themes emerged - seasonal employment, the vast distances and the lack of dependable transportation - most of which community members and elected officials are already working on. But there was one cultural challenge that had no easy solution: Sisu. Learn more about Sisu and its corollary cultural value in America.

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