United Way Youth Group to Award $32,500 to Local Youth Programs

Madison, WI – On April 11, By Youth for Youth (BYFY), a collaborative project of United Way, Dane County Youth Commission and City of Madison Community Development Division, will award $32,500 to 16 local youth programs/projects. The projects will directly impact more than 421 youth and are projected to reach more than 3,361 youth and […]

April 2016: Happy National Volunteer Month!

Volunteers are the soul of United Way. Every decision made is formed by and discussed with volunteers. Does engaging the community with and through volunteers slow things down and add complexity? Sure. But we believe wholeheartedly that United Way exists by the community and for the community, and volunteer involvement is a critical and irreplaceable […]

Registration is Open for 2016 Global Youth Service Day

Madison, WI (March 28, 2016) – Spend a spring day with your friends and family while building a better Dane County for all. United Way of Dane County is proud to join organizations in more than 100 countries to celebrate the 28th Global Youth Service Day on April 15th-17th. We are looking for volunteers between […]

United Way of Dane County Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County welcomes seven new members to its 2016-2017 Board of Directors, following an election at our February 25th 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 […]

Media Coverage for Project SOAR

Capital Times: 100 Black Men of Madison launches Project SOAR to boost graduation rates for young African-American males Wisconsin Public Television: Dr. Floyd Rose on Here and Now Madison365.com: Getting Ready to SOAR

100 Black Men Create Program to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

Madison, WI (March 2, 2016) – Today, the 100 Black Men of Madison announced its new initiative, Project SOAR, which stands for Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness. Project SOAR is a comprehensive program to lower truancy rates and raise high school graduation rates. The program involves one-on-one mentoring, career exploration and cultivating discussion on a […]