Home & Community Education – HCE

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Washington County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE)

The HCE information on this webpage is organized by the topics below.  If you click on the topic in the list below you will be taken to the part of this webpage with that information.

What is HCE?

What are the Values of HCE?

What does the HCE Logo Symbolize?

HCE Areas of Interest

HCE Governing Bodies

HCE Resources

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What is HCE?R hce

The Washington County Association for Home and Community Education, Inc. (WAHCE) is a nonprofit educational organization comprised of local clubs in Washington County. The organization is unique in that the members extend the information they receive from the University faculty and other reliable sources to the membership and community.

Program planning and leadership training are provided by a collaborative effort of WAHCE, Inc. and the UW-Extension Family Living Program. The UW-Extension faculty serves as advisors to the county HCE Association. Education programs are developed after careful study of local concerns.

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What are the Values of HCE?

  • Families and Communities
  • Opportunities for personal growth through learning, sharing and volunteering
  • Meeting great people and forming friendships and enjoyments
  • Volunteering to make a difference
  • Leadership

Membership is open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic background or economic circumstances. This organization does not operate on a segregated basis.Washington County Association for Home and Community Education is an educational, charitable organization.

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What does the HCE Logo Symbolize?

The roof of the home symbolizes our past heritage with Extension Homemakers.  The letters H (Home) C (Community) E (Education) make it a suitable logo for the state, county and club.  The house without walls confirms a commitment to membership open to all, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin.

HCE logo

The Wisconsin Association for Home and Community Education, Inc. logo is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  County HCE organizations have permission to use the logo to identify a county organization provided the activities and programs carried out by the county do not detract from the integrity of WAHCE.  The logo may not be used to promote any commercial product or venture and cannot be used in the endorsement of a political candidate or campaign.  Any alterations of the house and the letters HCE within the house would be considered a violation of the trademark.
Visit the STATE WEBSITE to learn more about this organization and locations in other counties.

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HCE Areas of Interest:

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HCE Governing Bodies:

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HCE Resources:

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Family Living Staff

Carol Bralich – UW Extension Liaison
Associate Professor
Family Living Educator
Phone: 262-335-4479
Email: carol.bralich@ces.uwex.edu

UW-Extension Washington County
333 E. Washington Street, Suite 1200
PO Box 2003
West Bend, WI 53095-2003
Fax: 262-335-4863
Relay: “711”

Jen Amenda – Program Assistant
Email: jenny.amenda@co.washington.wi.us