December 2017
In Their Own Words

Testimonials from students   
"My advisor helped me find something that I would enjoy and see myself doing as a career after college. I would tell other students that meeting Ms. Moe is one of the best gifts I have been given."
Central High School, Class of 2017
Attending UW-Madison

Future Center Events

Career Connection
Isaac Hoffman, the director of the La Crosse Area Family Collaborative, spoke to the students about a career in social work.

Electrician Chris Van Alstine (below) talked with students who are interested in the apprenticeship program.
Upcoming Events:

See your advisor for details!

Career Connections-Presenter: 

John Lettner, Nurse at Winona Health and former paramedic and EMT, will speak on January 8th at Logan and January 9th, at Central 10:00 a.m.
Pizza and Professionals 
La Crosse Public Library-Main
February TBD

Hands on Health 
Gundersen Health System
February 21st

Campus Visits
UW-Stevens Point 
March 12th (all day)

Viterbo University
April 3

Job Fair
April 24 at Central
May 1 at Logan

For more information, call 608.789.2049.
Future Centers

What's your dream? We are here to help you achieve it!
Our Future Centers: 

* Assist with opportunities in careers that are sustainable and rewarding.

* Connect you with info and resources to identify your ideal post-high school options.

* Explain financial aid and help you with the application process.

* Help you locate scholarships.

* Provide you with guidance with college selection, career exploration, apprenticeships, and more!
 Students and Parents: 

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.  They help make college education possible by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds  each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. 

To apply for your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must first create a FSA ID.

Visit for more information.

La Crosse Promise Expands Renovation Program and Partners with the City

As La Crosse Promise wraps up year two of our Neighborhood Revitalization Program, we are excited to announce  the expansion of our renovation incentives in the Powell-Poage-Hamilton and Washburn neighborhoods.

Families who qualify could receive $25,000 or $50,000 in education scholarships for significantly renovating properties in Powell-Poage-Hamilton and Washburn. To receive these incentives, renovators must invest $30,000 and $60,000 respectively. 

"By next spring, this block will look dramatically different" 
-- La Crosse Promise Executive Director Brian Liesinger

The program also aims to  partner well with generous renovation incentive programs offered by the City of La Crosse. The City has recently acquired a property 911 5 th  Ave. (pictured above) that will be marketed as a renovation project with specific requirements for renovations. The home will be an owner-occupied home and La Crosse Promise Scholarship eligible.

The home at 911 5 th Avenue is directly across the street from another home (below) whose owners are taking advantage of the La Crosse Promise renovation program. In addition, the City has demolished the condemned property 915 5 th Street to make way for new home will also be La Crosse Promise eligible.

"With another new Promise home, two renovated Promise homes, and new homes built by Coulee Cap and Habitat for Humanity, you will be able to stand in the middle of this block in 2018 and witness an inspiring picture of community impact," said Executive Director Brian Liesinger.

"Working together, we improve these neighborhoods in a manner that has had a widespread positive effect on all of the city." 

Where we are and where we're going...

Check out our new interactive map at You can view our current properties and potential properties.

Welcome Home! Youngest Scholarship Recipient Moves in to New Promise Home


Four families moved into their Promise homes in December, including our youngest scholarshi p recipient to date, a 7-month-old baby who will graduate from high school in 2035. 

His family purchased the home from Spies Construction who had demolished the condemned home on June 12 (left).  Check out the fresh new interiors; the view  from the little boy's bedroom (below right) is another recently completed Promise home on 5th Avenue.

La Crosse Promise in the Community & Beyond

Executive Director Brian Liesinger hosted a press conference on December 13 highlighting the expansion of our renovation program. 

Future Events
We plan to participate at La Crosse County's Veteran Benefits Showcase and the Washburn Garden Expo in March 2018.

If you have a spot for us in your event or meeting, let us know! We enjoy engaging with the community directly.  Contact Kristen Lueth at or 608.789.2049.
Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters!

Make a gift online here or send to:

La Crosse Promise
P.O. Box 2894
La Crosse, WI 54602


La Crosse Promise is a non-profit dedicated education initiatives and neighborhood revitalization. We provide career and college prep advising to all of the students in the School District of La Crosse. In addition, our neighborhood program provides qualifying homeowners up to $50,000 in education scholarships.  

608.789.2049 or 608.792.1137
Matt Gordy,  
Logan High School:

Hayley Moe, 
Central High School: 

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The mission of La Crosse Promise is to be a  catalyst for community revitalization through education.