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 2013, the share of the Winnebago Reservation living in poverty sank by 5.1% but actually expanded in surrounding states
  • From 2002 to 2012, enrollment at the Winnebago Public School District increased 32.5%
  • Enrollment in the 12th grade for the Winnebago School grew by 93.3% which reflects a significantly lower dropout rate than in the past
  • High School graduation rates are now almost equal with the state of Nebraska
  • Between 1990 and 2013, Winnebago adults life expectancy increased outpacing the state of Nebraska

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, August 2015.
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