Madison Magazine: Homelessness: The Long Road Home

Published in Madison Magazine, February 2016 Madison, Wis. – Shamiaa Stewart first experiences homelessness in 2004, when she’s only nineteen. On the outside, she’s a legal adult. On the inside, she’s a child who has never known stability. The oldest of nine children born to drug-addicted parents, Stewart spends her first twelve or thirteen years with […]

Wisconsin State Journal: 20 Years In, Schools of Hope Leaders Reflect on Progress

Published in Wisconsin State Journal, February 24, 2015 Madison, WI. – The second-grader, all energy and curiosity, bounded on top of the bench in the school hallway. The woman, eager to have him settle down and read a book with her, handed him a pencil, a bit of a sneaky trick. She knew from past […]

Madison Commons: Making the Affordable Care Act More Affordable

Published by Madison Commons on January 21, 2016 Althea Miller took a big step moving from Los Angeles to Madison to attend University of Wisconsin–Madison for her undergraduate degree. In 2011 she was diagnosed with asthma, and two years later was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Miller, now 26, is a graduate student studying multicultural education. She […]

Madison365.com – 12 on Tuesday: Renee Moe

Published on Madison365.com on January 12, 2016 12 on Tuesday: Renee Moe Renee Moe took the helm as President and CEO of United Way of Dane County less than two weeks ago. She earned that position after many years of service to the organization, most recently as executive vice president of resource development and marketing. […]

Madison Magazine: The New Face of Madison Leadership

Published by Madison Magazine, January 2016 A little more than sixteen years ago, the cover of Madison Magazine featured a group of Madison leaders including the mayor, fire chief, Dane County executive and district attorney, presidents of Madison Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin System and others in positions of prominence. All were […]

Renee Moe: BRAVA Magazine’s Women to Watch

Published by BRAVA Magazine, January 2016 Madison, Wis. – “PASSIONATE LEADER WITH VISION TO CHANGE THE HUMAN CONDITION IN DANE COUNTY.” That’s the opening statement on Renee Moe’s resume. This month Moe takes the helm as president and CEO of United Way Dane County, succeeding Leslie Ann Howard, who has served the organization with nationally recognized […]

Free Assault-Prevention Rides from YW Transit

Madison, WI. (September 17, 2015) – This weekend’s brutal assault on Madison’s East side is a tragic reminder that we have work to do as a community. The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County stand with the young woman who was brutally assaulted and all those who have had to survive sexual assault: […]

Finding HOPE in Solutions for Affordable Housing Issue

Published in National Mortgage News on 09/14/2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will spend nearly $40 billion in 2015 on affordable housing programs, yet, according to arecent Urban Institute report, “only 28 adequate and affordable units are available for every 100 rental households with incomes at or below 30% of area median […]

Shifting Strategies: Schools of Hope Coverage

Published by Wisconsin State Journal on 08/31/2015 One of United Way’s trademark programs is shifting strategies this fall to make sure more students succeed in school. This year, Schools of Hope celebrates its 20th anniversary as a major volunteer tutoring project in Dane County. The Wisconsin State Journal reported on the program’s new focus to […]