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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Jane H

Years ago after attending Lincoln high school in Manitowoc, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I did know that I wanted to get a college degree. The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc gave me that start.


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Joe Y

The Butte des Morts Historical Preservation Society was founded in 2014. After a year of operation, our board decided that we needed a strategic plan to outline a road map to reach our goals.


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Sandy H

As a local employer we have been fortunate to work with several interns who have attended UW-Manitowoc and also hired some of those interns. It was win-win; they could work and attend classes in the community they lived in. We are grateful to have UW-Manitowoc as a resource in Manitowoc.


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Mayor Mike Palm

In Baraboo we WORK the Wisconsin Idea. We utilize UW-Extension and the campus as much as possible as resources to help the City in many of its efforts to identify our strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.


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Jenna S

As a senior in high school, my dream was to become a rural family physician. When it came time, I applied to only two undergraduate colleges, the University of Wisconsin-Richland and UW-Madison.


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Teri F

UW-Extension are the corner stones of the community.


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Laura S

I am at my second annual Let's Get Green and Growing event. It's a wonderful gathering of knowledge and camaraderie. The event fosters an interest in gardening, creativity, self-sufficiency, and being good stewards of resources.


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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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Sandie B

My mother and grandmother had green thumbs and I learned about growing things, but never learned why I was doing what I was doing. By taking the Master Gardener class, I know now why I am doing things and am trying to use what I've learned to improve my gardens.


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