La Crosse Promise Names New Executive Director

Following an extensive search, the La Crosse Promise has hired Aaron Czappa as its new Executive Director. Czappa brings twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector to La Crosse Promise’s innovative education programs. “I am very excited to accept the executive director position,” said Czappa. “I want to promote La Crosse Promise with a […]

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La Crosse Promise Executive Director Resigns

La Crosse Promise announces that Executive Director Brian Liesinger will formally step down from his position at the end of October. Liesinger’s departure comes after more than three and a half years of distinguished service during which he advanced La Crosse Promise’s goals and  vision. The departure is motivated by a family opportunity for career […]

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Equity and Inclusion: we ALL have a role in making change

The ongoing struggle with racism has been acted violently over and over against Black Lives. This past several months have been particularly tragic period for the country and our region. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Jacob Blake in Kenosha at the hands of community servants represent a few of the most recent […]

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First Scholarship Awarded

This month, La Crosse Promise made the first installment toward an adult scholarship for one of our Promise homeowners. Michael D’Hondt moved to La Crosse from Detroit, Mich. in 2017 and purchased a Promise-eligible spec home (left) from Wied Investments in 2018. Read May News         May Media coverage:  May 10 Open […]

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Hatfield Joins La Crosse Promise Board

May 20, 2019 — La Crosse Promise announces the addition of Adam Hatfield to its Board of Directors, beginning a three-year term this May. A Winona, Minn., native, Hatfield has lived in La Crosse since 2003 and is active in a variety of community and neighborhood development organizations and initiatives. He is manager of Media […]

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April 2019 News: Join us on May 10 for Community Day Celebration

During the second week of May, we’re joining the City of La Crosse in celebrating their Community Development Week. The events showcase the investment the City and La Crosse Promise are making in our historic southside neighborhoods. The public is invited to a special open house and tour of the new home projects being built […]

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March 2019 News

Future Center Fairs are a Hit! Read our latest newsletter.

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Regional Coverage for La Crosse Promise

The good news about the impact we are making is spreading! Two publications from neighboring Iowa recently featured La Crosse Promise. The Gazette- Cedar Rapids, IA.  March 10, 2019 Brian Fukuda, Community Development Specialist at La Crosse County and one of the first champions for La Crosse Promise answers questions from Brian Morelli of The […]

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February 2019 News

New Home Another Scholarship!  Read our latest news!

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Future Centers Support All Students in La Crosse

We have some exciting news! Thank you for supporting us through your generosity. Read more about a recent gift to support our Future Centers and how the Future Centers offer a unique service to ALL high schoolers in La Crosse. We are making an impact in these students’ lives and in the community. Together we […]

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