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.

95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
57%
are first generation college students
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 478

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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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Bobby R

Participating in Owl Prowl has reinforced my opinion that being in nature is very important for mental health. The Wehr Nature Center provides many, many excellent services to all.


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Jason T

I have been participating in UW Extension horticulture seminars, classes, etc for 10 years now. These educational experiences are extremely valuable and beneficial to helping me grow as a professional in the green industry.


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Kristine D

Through WNEP and interning at the MetaHouse, I have learned new ways (healthy ways) to prepare meals. I enjoy the program because I learn new things every single day.


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