Home & Community Education

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The Manitowoc County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) is a non-profit, educational, and service organization. Membership is open to all individuals without regard to race, sex, color, ethnic background, residence or economic circumstances.

Reasons to belong to the Manitowoc County HCE Association are:

  • Sense of being a part of something worthwhile
  • An opportunity to gain personal satisfaction
  • A feeling of being wanted
  • An opportunity to be with and work with others
  • A chance to use or develop skills and talents
  • An opportunity to stay active and involved
  • A sense of contribution to the community and neighbors

Registration Forms (New Individual) Affirmative Action Become a member today!
2022 Manitowoc County HCE Officers are:

President: Amy Kohlmann

Vice-President of Programming: Nancy Oehldrich

Vice-Presidents of Family and Community Life: Cindy Christianson

Secretary: Linda Verlinden

Treasurer: Phyllis Hickmann


2022 Program Book & Newsletters

2022 Program Book

2022 Feb-Mar HCE newsletter

2022 April-May HCE newsletter





Additional HCE Information

Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE)


Nitrate Screening at the Manitowoc County Fair

HCE collaborates with the Manitowoc County Soil and Water Department to assist them in an effort to increase the number of private wells tested each year.

Nitrate Screening Results:

Nitrate Levels in Manitowoc County 1994-2016

2016 Nitrate Levels by Town

2018 Nitrate Map

Any Manitowoc County resident interested in getting their well water tested should contact the Soil and Water Department at (920) 683-4183. When calling, state that you saw this offer on the Family Living website.


HCE Scholarship Applications

Youth Scholarship

2022 HCE Student Scholarship  The Manitowoc County Association for Home and Community Education will award two $500 scholarships annually. Applicants may be seniors in high school or college students continuing their education. Applicants must be sons, daughters, or grandchildren of a current Manitowoc County Association  for Home and Community Education member. This scholarship can be used for any field of advanced study. The deadline to apply is April 1st of the current year.

 2022 HCE Adult Scholarship





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