United Way Receives $428,295 AmeriCorps Grant to Tackle Math Gap

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced a grant of a $247,188 (renewable for two additional years) to United Way of Dane County’s Achievement Connections program that will place 20 AmeriCorps members in Madison and Middleton high schools to tutor students in algebra. United Way is providing a cash match of $428,295 […]

United Way Accepting Applications for Programs Increasing Attendance

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2014 To apply for funding click here to view guidelines for funding click click here United Way of Dane County is currently accepting concept papers for programs to increase attendance for students of color in Madison, particularly in elementary with a focus on kindergarten. United Way is making available $36,000 in […]

Dane County Youth Serve and Celebrate on Global Youth Service Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2014 Large scale projects organized in more than 100 countries; world’s largest service event highlights power of young people United Way of Dane County is proud to join youth all over the world in celebration of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). GYSD has been part of the national youth volunteer […]

UW-Madison Athletes and Student United Way Come Together to Read to Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2014 As part of Global Youth Service Day, UW-Athletes and Student United Way are coming together to show local kids that reading is fun on April 19th from 10:00am-1:00pm On April 19, teens, high school and college students will join together to share the importance of early childhood education and […]

United Way High Schoool Group Awards over $38,000 into Local Youth Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2014 Teenage leaders from area high schools will reveal the funding decisions of grants to go to benefit local youth lead organizations. On April 7, the By Youth for Youth Committee (BYFY), a collaborative project of United Way, Dane County Youth Commission, and City of Madison Community Development Division, will […]

United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2014 United Way of Dane County is joining the nationwide celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, spotlighting the vital work done by volunteers in Dane County. National Volunteer Week is about recognizing those who have already taken action and encouraging other individuals and their respective communities to be at […]

United Way Announces 2014 Foundation Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014 Darrell Bazzell from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been named a new Trustee for the United Way of Dane County Foundation. The Foundation Board is comprised of lead volunteers who guide the organization in advancing the mission of United Way of Dane County, investing in our community’s Agenda for […]

United Way Is Accepting Concept Papers for Youth Transition Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2014 United Way of Dane County is currently accepting concept papers from agencies for programs focused on supporting high school aged youth in Dane County with emotional and behavioral issues. United Way expects to fund one to three programs for up to $75,000 that effectively guide youth to successfully make […]

United Way Offers Access to Free Tax Help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2014 Local households earning $52,000 or less can get their taxes prepared for free by calling United Way 2-1-1 and asking for a referral to a the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. This program is sponsored by UW Extension, AARP, United Way of Dane County, One Economy and the […]

Housing and Family Homelessness Dinner Unites Local Leaders to End Family Homelessness in Dane County

On March 6, the United Way of Dane County’s Board Rooms were packed with leaders to advance a community-wide conversation on how to collaborate and magnify efforts to end family homelessness in our community. With seventy-five community leaders, partner agencies, companies, city/local government, school officials, faith communities, and neighborhood leaders in attendance, a loud collective […]