By Youth For Youth

By Youth For Youth BYFY is a unique volunteer opportunity for local youth to become leaders in the community. BYFY committee members are Dane County high school students who represent the youth community in identifying critical issues impacting their peers, establishing funding priorities, reviewing proposals, and recommending youth program funding. Dane County high school students […]

United Way of Dane County Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County welcomed seven new members to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors, following an election at our February 23rd Annual Meeting. The Board is comprised of community leaders who guide United Way in changing lives in the critical areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of […]

Dane County Residents Still Have Time to Sign Up for HealthConnect

Madison, WI (January 30, 2017) – As the deadline approaches to enroll for health insurance in the federal marketplace, United Way of Dane County wants local residents to know there is still time to sign up for HealthConnect and receive assistance with their health insurance premiums. United Way HealthConnect helps low-income individuals and families pay […]

HIRE Summit: Where Employers Learn How to Connect with Job Seekers

Madison, WI (January 27, 2017) – The need is widespread and the barriers stand tall for companies building a qualified workforce and for individuals searching for stable employment. Thanks to United Way of Dane County’s HIRE Initiative, employers and job seekers are connecting, benefiting all involved. More than 170 leaders in business and nonprofit sectors […]

100 Black Men and United Way Team Up for Critical Toy Drive

Madison, WI – When you think of a family of four, who do you picture? To some, that means two parents and two children. But for a growing number of young ones in our community, that picture is dramatically different. Picture a family where the most stable member is a 15-year-old high school student taking […]

Grassroots Organizations Serving Communities of Color Granted $25,000

Madison, WI (November 15, 2016) – Seven local, grassroots organizations will receive United Way of Dane County grants ranging from $2,000 to $4,000, totaling $25,000, to further their work in reducing racial disparities, engaging community members and bringing equity for all. United Way offered $25,000 to small organizations that are working in the areas of […]

Dane County Businesses & Individuals Pledge $18.6 Million to Change Local Lives

Madison, Wis. (November 17, 2016) – Thousands of Dane County businesses and individuals came together to pledge $18.6 million to change thousands of lives in our community. More than 66,000 people, including 16,000 children, live in poverty in Dane County. The community’s generosity and United Way’s transparent work will go toward moving those individuals and […]

Need Assistance with Health Insurance Premiums? United Way HealthConnect Can Help!

Madison, WI (November 1, 2016) – United Way of Dane County is thrilled to announce the fourth year of its groundbreaking HealthConnect program. United Way HealthConnect understands the difficulty of paying insurance premiums and wants to ease this stress for Dane County residents. Since 2013, HealthConnect has helped more than 1,700 Dane County individuals become […]

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 […]

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