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 122

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


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Lisa H

The prevalence of LGBTQ centers on college campuses has grown to the point that they’re generally a fixture on most comprehensive universities across the country.


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Don and Samantha F

When it comes time to build a new barn, or modify our milking facility, we can’t afford to make mistakes.


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Heidi J

I have worked with UW-Extension since 1999, originally joining the institution while completing my undergraduate education. After learning more about the assistance UW-Extension provides, I decided to make it my career.


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4-H Military Kids

We military children have unique problems we have to face. Between separation during deployment and reintegration when our parents return home, our relationships with our parents can cycle through many different stages.


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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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Annie L

I have been a part of the teen court program in Buffalo/Pepin County for almost ten years and have been the co-coordinator since 2012 serving alongside the other co-coordinator, Marie Ritscher. Our program crosses county borders and helps numerous kids atone for their mistakes every year.


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Christy M

Asking kids to scarf down an apple or broccoli isn’t always the easiest task; they’d probably prefer if every food decadently covered in chocolate sauce.


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Russ R

Hello: Diana Tscheschlok and the Extension staff recently help the Town of Oakfield conduct a town wide water testing event. We had our largest turn out over! We had 55 well sampling participants, which is approximately 25% of our resident locations.


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Ryan S

Attending the meetings and presentations put together by Kevin Jarek of Outagamie County UW-Extension have by far been some of the most informative and beneficial attributes to myself, both as a business owner,an entrepreneur of the land, and as a farmer.


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