Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

57%
are first generation college students
95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 458

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Bobbie B

The Milwaukee County Extension services taught me about food labels, calories, bacteria, and food poison. Make sure you read the label, and hamburger is okay to eat when it turns brown.


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Esther L

The Centro Hispano Jo's Academy was a good program because it taught us how to eat healthier, and also how to eat the necessary amounts of different substances. We learned how to eat healthy on a budget as well, which is very helpful.


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Ruth F

Participating in the McGovern Park Seniors program, I have learned about food safety while making food service friends closer to home.


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Michelle D

Had I been able to finish my 4 year teaching degree at UW-Marathon County, I would not have transferred elsewhere. The personalized, rigorous, quality (and economical!) education provided by this two year school made it the perfect place to start! Thanks UWMC!


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Stacy S

This year I was able to be a parent chaperone with the Brown Deer Elementary group at Nature in the Parks. The students really seemed to get a lot out of the program, like valuable hands-on experiences taught by knowledgeable and trustworthy guides/instructors.


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