Supporting Families & Communities

Whether we’re countering food insecurity with family gardens and assistance programs or sharing the skills to raise healthy kids and reach financial security, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping solve the pressing needs of Wisconsin families, communities and students.

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SUPPORTING FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 131

See how our institutions are supporting families & communities throughout Wisconsin:


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Erin H

The Wisconsin Humanities Council has awarded grants for the Talking Spirits program, which is held each fall at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison.


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Angela F

I was surprised by how friendly the professors are at UW-Marathon County and by all of the different ways students can get involved on campus. Darla Zastrow has been one of my favorite professors. She is funny and really makes biology lab an enjoyable class.


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Peggy O

Many veterans return from service without the proper financial education to succeed. Sometimes the transition to civilian life can create financial ruin before they've even adapted to their post-military lives.


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Teri F

UW-Extension are the corner stones of the community.


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Barbara V

I enjoy watching programs on TV that the UW-Extension presents on various subjects like lawn care, senior care, etc. The UW is such a valuable source of information and I appreciate their time and effort.


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Sheila G

This is my 5th year in Let's Get Green and Growing. I really enjoy all of it. I love the Nasla Lady. Also, Becky Gutzman has taught me lots. I just enjoy everything.


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Barb M

The UW-Extension is a valuable resource in our community. They provide education, advocacy, and support for applied agriculture such as home gardening. I greatly appreciate their efforts in initiating events, local foods and sustainability in a community.


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Jeanette J

As a new food pantry manager, I was overwhelmed with not knowing how to build on our strengths to increase healthier food options at our pantry.


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Dennis R

I want to give a huge shout out to Carol McCartney of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey for her continued support of science education in Wisconsin.


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