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2024 Wisconsin Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Awards

Several UW–Madison Extension colleagues were recognized at the 2024 JCEP Wisconsin Conference April 23–24 in Wisconsin Rapids. JCEP Wisconsin is a partnership of professional Extension organizations that focuses on strengthening the efforts of the member organizations and does what each cannot do individually. The 2024 conference offered Extension professionals the opportunity to showcase scholarship and […]

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Four seated GenteFuerte participants deeply focused on holding their weights in front of them.

StrongBodies Empowers Community Health Leaders

English | Español StrongBodies classes at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee are offered completely in Spanish. Known as GenteFuerte, the classes are designed to improve strength, endurance, balance and flexibility, important for keeping one’s body working well as one ages. Carmen Bambrila, a volunteer leader, said, “Personally, I am very grateful to […]

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Four seated GenteFuerte participants deeply focused on holding their weights in front of them.

StrongBodies/GenteFuerte potencia a los líderes de la salud de la comunidad

English | Español Las clases de ejercicio StrongBodies en el Sixteenth Street Community Health Center en Milwaukee se dictan totalmente en español. La versión de estas clases hechas en español se llama GenteFuerte, y son diseñadas para mejorar la fuerza, la resistencia, el equilibrio y la flexibilidad, todos importantes para mantener el buen funcionamiento físico […]

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Connecting campus to communities with Extension’s Northwoods Forum

As part of UW–Madison’s 175th Anniversary, Extension held a special forum in Lac du Flambeau on May 7 to bring campus and communities closer in dialog on issues affecting Northern Wisconsin. Fittingly for the anniversary theme, Extension brought together 175 elected officials, government administrators, non-profit leaders, and others from northern Wisconsin. The Extension Northwoods Forum […]

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Changing the outcome: Peers are key to reentry success

This year, approximately 8,000 people will be released from Wisconsin state prisons. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, more than half of those released will be rearrested within three years.  Aaron Hicks and Frank Davis, Reentry Coordinators at the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development in Madison, who were formerly incarcerated, use their experience […]

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UW–Madison Extension awarded $1M to assist with siting large-scale renewable energy projects, engaging local communities in the process

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded UW–Madison Extension a grant for $1 million to support a coordinated, inclusive, and transparent process that engages communities in siting large-scale renewable energy projects across Wisconsin. The grant is part of $22 million in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to improve planning, siting, and permitting processes for large-scale […]

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Extension announces recipients of Innovation Grants for outreach and learning across Wisconsin

UW–Madison Extension awarded nearly $340,000 in grant funding to 13 projects that bring innovation to the division’s outreach mission. Each year, Extension seeks proposals for new projects that find innovative solutions to address challenges facing Wisconsin communities. Engaging Youth in Monitoring Aquatic Species Using Environmental DNA (eDNA)Amy Workman, Natural Resources Institute This project will engage […]

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Join us for Day of the Badger 2024!

Day of the Badger starts Tuesday, April 16 at 10:12 a.m. and runs through Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. (that’s 1848 minutes if you’re counting)! Donate to one of our participating programs: Extension Fund Extension is a public service that connects people with UW-Madison and engages with them in transforming lives and communities. Extension […]

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