March 2019 
Student Testimonials

"Thank you so much for all you do at the Future Center. The college process has been one of the most confusing and stressful things I've ever navigated. I honestly don't know what I would have done without Ms. Moe's consistent and helpful advice and assistance."
Future Center Fairs 

Thanks to all who made it happen: more than 50 community orgs, students, volunteers, and the schools.  View participants  here.
In the News

Inspire(d) Magazine out of Decorah, IA published a feature about Promise families and the Future Centers in their  Spring issue.

The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, IA visited La Crosse for two days to interview Promise stakeholders and families.  The story by reporter Brian Morelli ( above left interviewing La Crosse Promise Board advisor Brian Fukuda)  was published on March 10. (Photo by Cliff Jette.)

Future Center Fair a Hit

Aptiv (services for individuals with disabilities) has participated in Future Center events since 2016. They were at both Logan (above) and Central this year.

Nearly 1000 students attended La Crosse Promise Future Center Fairs at Logan and Central High Schools in March and were greeted by 55 community organizations. 

The events connect high school students with opportunities in the community as part of the Future Center's ongoing efforts to make them "future ready." The goal is to bring the "future" to the students so they can explore career fields, find resources, consider jobs, investigate post-secondary options, and discover the world of work by connecting directly with t he community.

" We try to provide an expansive event for all high school grade levels to explore their options in the community," said Brian Liesinger, La Crosse Promise Executive Director. "We work with these students every day on academic and career  planning, so it is  important that we connect them with those 'real world' opportunities. "

All local universities and colleges attended both fairs including Western Technical College at Central.
"This is the best event ever," said Lynn Humphrey from Walmart. "It was great that the students had some questions to ask us and that really helped to break the ice.  I think the kids felt like they can better approach us as adults in this type of atmosphere because they are with their friends and they have that moral support."

Alex Riley with the Salvation Army of La Crosse County was impressed at how many students signed up to volunteer with his agency. "I attend many events like these at colleges and at local businesses, and I can say this one is one of the best I ever attended."

Students and teachers from both schools raved about the fairs.  Thirty student volunteers contributed their time to the events as well. Staff at both Logan and Central supported the events in every way possible. Altra Federal Credit Union and Festival Foods made in-kind donations to support the events.

Related: News coverage by News 19 and News 8
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About Us 
La Crosse Promise is a non-profit dedicated to education and neighborhood revitalization. We provide advising to all of the students in the School District of La Crosse about their future plans. In addition, our neighborhood program provides qualifying homeowners up to $50,000 in education scholarships.



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