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Denise

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Racine, WI, United States / Services

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Denise's story

I love what I do. I love helping people. I love taking complex stories and helping people understand them. And I started the Racine County Eye news website in 2013 to provide journalism that serves our community. My dream is to help my community live a better life by providing information around mental health and health care, employment, housing, COVID-19, and economic development. I want my community to grow and prosper. My role in that is to provide information and resources around those topics on multiple platforms. With Racine being the second-worst place for Black people to live, these are areas that impact people in disparate ways. My work has focused on how our community has addressed these issues, keeping the community accountable, and highlighting solutions to those problems. Our stories have been recognized by professional organizations for our work around criminal justice, solutions-based journalism and employment news. Last year our work received funding from the Knight News Foundation, Solutions-Journalism Network, American Journalism Project and the Local Medica Foundation.