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Social Impact

When an organization has a significant financial impact on a community, that also makes a social impact, affecting the lives of its citizens.

Since its inception in 1994, Ho-Chunk has often taken on a dual mission of generating revenue and affecting positive change in the community itself.

Some of the significant markers for social impact include the following:

  • Between 2000 and 2016, the share of the Winnebago Reservation living in poverty sank by 6% but actually expanded in surrounding states
  • From 2002 to 2016, enrollment at the Winnebago Public School District increased 42.9%
  • High school graduation rates averaged 9.9% higher from 2012 to 2017 (80.2%) versus 2011 (70.3%)
  • The number of adults age 25 or older with a bachelor's degree or higher increased 69.8% since 2011.

Ho-Chunk, Inc. has invested millions of dollars in a brand new community on the Winnebago Reservation, Ho-Chunk Village. This mixed use development features several new quality built homes and multi-family housing in addition to retail and commercial developments. The company has also heavily contributed to youth, education and seniors programs to aid in creating a more vibrant community. More information on Ho-Chunk Village can be found here  .

*“The Economic Contributions of Ho-Chunk to the Winnebago Reservation, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and the U.S.”, Ernest Goss, Ph.D., Goss & Associates.
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