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 link-dane.co to see the site!

Capital Times: United Way, Zendesk launch mobile website to help homeless find services

Published February 22, 2016, Written by Pat Schneider United Way of Dane County has joined forces with Zendesk, Inc. to develop a mobile website to help homeless people locate basic services like food, shelter and medical care. Link-Dane went live Monday at link-dane.co. The site allows users to access locations for basic services from any Internet-enabled […]

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 […]

Capital Times: Task force formed after Tony Robinson shooting unveils use-of-force recommendations

Published February 19, 2016, Written by Steven Elbow While protesters hit the streets in the weeks after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen on the city’s east side last spring, a group of law enforcement officers, community leaders and activists began to look at how law enforcement could handle potentially deadly encounters […]

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 […]

Read Up! Madison Partnership with Wisconsin State Journal and WISC-TV News 3

From WISC-TV: An effort to raise donations by April 15 is aimed at helping Madison students maintain their reading skills during the summer break. Read Up is a campaign to prevent declines in reading levels that typically happen for K-5 age children who don’t read during the summer months. WISC-TV News 3 and the Wisconsin […]

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