Class of 2014 – 2015


Team Members: Rebecca Freund, Traci Gotz, Janel Semon, Matt Thomas

Project Sponsor: Genesis House

Team members researched career counseling resources to provide information to Genesis House residents. They created a Career Counseling resource book with information on resume writing, interviewing, completing applications and career choices.

 “Inspirational Alliance”*

Team Members: Julani Bayan, Carolyn Friesch, Jackie Schmitt

Project Sponsor: Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc.

Working with KAFASI, team members developed marketing strategies to help increase the participation at western Kenosha County senior dining meal sites. Team members converted an existing survey into an online survey tool to help analyze results and make recommendations for improving the senior dining experience.

“Team Credo”

Team Members: Mandi Ginn-Franz, Nina Jones, J.R.Trimark

Project Sponsor: Kenosha Unified PTA Council

 To achieve the goal of increasing parental involvement with elementary schools and their PTA organizations, the team developed an essay contest for youth & their families. The youth were asked to write about a memorable family activity and/or school project. Prizes were awarded for the contest.

 “Community Impact”

Team Members: Kathy Bauernfeind, Mary Bolan-Byrne, Carmelo Dávila

Project Sponsor: Kenosha Literacy Council

In an effort to help with volunteer recruitment, team members created a new recruitment flyer and conducted a focus group to generate new ideas. A special Literacy Council flyer was included in WE Energies bills for the month of April in conjunction with Volunteer Month. The team was able to publish an article in the Kenosha News, highlighting Literacy Council tutors.

*Project of the Year Award