Media Coverage for Project SOAR

Capital Times: 100 Black Men of Madison launches Project SOAR to boost graduation rates for young African-American males Wisconsin Public Television: Dr. Floyd Rose on Here and Now Getting Ready to SOAR

WKOW-TV: New Tech App to Help the Homeless

MADISON (WKOW) — The tech-engineers at Zendesk, Inc. software company are just a few of the minds behind the newly launched online app. United Way of Dane County has joined forces with the tech company to develop a mobile website to help homeless people locate basic services like food, shelter and medical care. The website called […]

WISC-TV: United Way & Zendesk Partner on Link-Dane

Zendesk is using its innovative technology to create a mobile-friendly site that utilizes United Way 211’s vast resource database. This means, for the first time, our 211 database is easily accessible on your smartphone. Visit to see the site!

Wisconsin State Journal: Recommendations seek to reduce police use of force

Published February 19, 2016, Written by Jeff Glaze Permitting police officers to use Tasers in more situations and bolstering public understanding of how certain behaviors trigger greater use of force from police are among a variety of recommendations in a new report meant to help ease tensions and grow trust between minority communities and law […]

WISC-TV Media Coverage: Special Community/Police Task Force

Madison, WI (Feb. 19, 2016) – In a groundbreaking collaboration between leaders of color and law enforcement leaders, a group is issuing a call to action to all law enforcement agencies in Dane County on the use of force by law enforcement. For More Information, click here. Dane County police chiefs have agreed to support […]

Wisconsin State Journal: Read Up! Madison Fund: Help a kid learn to read

Published February 14, 2016 It’s not much of a leap to think that many local residents would like to do something to help close the Madison School District’s decades-old achievement gap. And many would also love to contribute to an effort to slow the dreaded “summer slide,” when students often regress academically during the out-of-school […]

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