Achieve Brown County selected as recipient for Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant

Achieve Brown County is thankful, excited, and proud to announce that we have been selected as the recipient of a grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, which includes the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J. J, Keller Foundation, and donors of the Community Foundation.

This $250,000 grant will help support our work for the next three years and will allow us to keep moving the needle to improve educational and career outcomes for ALL kids, ages 0-26, in Brown County. Together, we will commit to supporting the age appropriate cognitive, social emotional and physical growth and development of all children in Brown County. Together, we will build a strong, more vibrant, sustainable community.

2017 FAFSA Completion Rates

Article by Carl Derge
2017 has saw FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion rates increase dramatically in both Brown County and the nation at large. Rates for the first 6 weeks of 2017 each showed an increase of at least 30% in our area. Further, each week data is available we saw an increase of at least 10%. Two changes in policy, the result of a 2015 executive order, likely account for this.
First, students can now complete the FAFSA earlier, starting on October 1st. Secondly, previous year tax data can now be used to complete the form. This means it is no longer necessary to estimate what tax data would be on the prior year’s returns. For example, a student who filled out the form this year could use tax filings from 2015 as opposed to estimating what would be on their family’s 2016 taxes. 
The below chart shows the overall Brown County FAFSA completion rate. 


See FAFSA completion rates for individual Brown County schools below.


Bay Port

De Pere


Green Bay East

Green Bay West

Notre Dame

N.E.W. Lutheran




West De Pere