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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leadership Giving Breakfast

When: February 2, 2016 7:30 am – 9:00 amWhere: Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club 1 W Dayton St Madison, WI 53703 Directions Questions? Contact Dave Tatro (608) 246-4378 events@uwdc.org At the core of our community are leaders like you whose caring and personal leadership set the course for others. Celebrate the impact your dollars have […]

United Way Worldwide Hires Leslie Ann Howard

United Way Worldwide Hires Leslie Ann Howard Howard Will Be Senior Advisor to CEO Brian Gallagher Alexandria, VA. – United Way Worldwide is excited to announce the hiring of Leslie Ann Howard, current CEO of United Way of Dane County, as Senior Advisor to United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher. Howard joins a new consulting […]

Safe and Healthy Aging is Changing Lives

After years of independence, Olivia was shocked to find herself in the middle of a mystery. One afternoon, walking around her apartment, she found the room was spinning. She worried she’d lose her home and more importantly her independence. Something she was far from ready to abandon. “We hear stories like Olivia’s everyday,” says Enid […]

United Way starts new work in HIRE Education Employment Initiative

Sometimes a second chance is all you need to succeed; Phil is living proof of this. After dropping out of high school at age 17, the pressure of working full-time to help support his family was overwhelming and he was not making the wage he needed to. “I wish I could say that Phil’s story […]