HIRE Education Employment Initiative Kick-Off Event

Please Join us for the HIRE Education Employment Initiative Kick-Off Event

Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00-6:00pm at Madison College West Campus (2nd Floor)

HIRE Education Employment Initiative Kick-Off Registration

Learn more about how you can be part of shaping our community’s workforce and gain access to the skilled employees you need!

There are 31,000 people in Dane County over the age of 18 who do not have a high school diploma. HIRE Education Employment Initiative will focus on these adults who do not have a high school diploma and want to obtain marketable skills relevant to today’s economy.

By providing a navigation plan to employment, HIRE Education Employment Initiative strives to align participant’s skills with employer needs.

HIRE Education Employment Initiative will…

1. Improve your ability to hire employees with the skill sets or certifications needed for your industry

2. Provide potential applicants with interpersonal, critical thinking and problem solving skills

3. Offer opportunities to diversify your workforce

4. Give you the opportunity to be a visible partner in building our local economy

The HIRE Education Employment Initiative is a Dane County partnership between: United Way of Dane County, Literacy Network, Centro Hispano, Department of Workforce Development, Madison College, Omega School, Operation Fresh Start, Urban League of Greater Madison, Vera Court Neighborhood Center and YWCA Madison with advisory support from WI Department of Public Instruction and University of Wisconsin- Madison Law School

Key Club Shareholders Meeting

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
1 W Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
Join us on
 Wednesday, September 12, 2012
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market Bruschetta
Seared Spicy Ahi Tuna
Andouille Sausage Flatbread
and more!
Sponsored by Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, American Girl, Madison Concourse Hotel,
Madison Gas and Electric, and Hooper Corporation

Sorry, the form is no longer available. If you have question, please contact Haley at (608) 246-4374 or email hshilts@uwdc.org.

Executive Women’s Golf Association Charity Golf Outing

Join us at this year’s Executive Women’s Golf Association Charity Golf Outing to benefit the United Way Women’s Initiative!

What: Executive Women’s Golf Association Charity Golf Outing
When: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Where: The Meadows of Six Mile Creek in Waunakee

Golf outing proceeds will be used to buy books and supplies to produce Elementary Learning Kits for Dane County children in the Schools of Hope elementary literacy tutoring program.

Women’s Initiative was created in 2004 to help support the Schools of Hope elementary reading program in Dane County. Our mission is to increase children’s literacy by ensuring that every child in our community learns to read because we know how important it is to get a child on the right track for success in classroom.

To register, please visit www.ewgamadison.org and scroll to the bottom right-hand side under “What’s Happening”

United Way Night at the Mallards

You and your friends can help United Way make a big splash in the Duck Pond at the Mallards game on July 27!

Two dollars of each $10 ticket sold goes into the 2012 United Way Community Campaign and the FLE Fund in the United Way Foundation.
Bring your friends, family and co-workers – and wear your LIVE UNITED t-shirt – to show your community pride on this special night.

The game will feature the 2012 United Way Sweepstakes car – a 2012 Lexus ct200h F Sport – sponsored by Lexus of Madison, Jon Lancaster Toyota Scion, Oscar Mayer and WPS Health Insurance.

To purchase your tickets:

Step 1: Click ticket purchase link: www.mallardsgroups.com
Step 2: Enter captcha security code
Step 3: Enter password: LIVE UNITED (all caps with space)
Step 4: Click “Buy” and enter payment info

Ready to Read with Madison Mallards

Join players from the Madison Mallards baseball team on July 27 for reading, activities, and a morning of fun learning!

On July 27, United Way of Dane County, Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods, and East Towne Mall will join together to share the importance of early childhood education and literacy with “Ready to Read with the Mallards”.  From 9:30 am to 10:30 am, players from the Madison Mallards baseball team will be at the East Towne Play and Learn site, located outside of JCPenney, to show community members that reading is fun and important in the early development of a child.

What: Ready to Read with the Madison Mallards
When: Friday, July 27th 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Where: Play and Learn Site inside East Towne Mall outside JCPenney
Cost: FREE and open to the public

“Ready to Read with the Mallards” is the first of a series of reading/literacy reading events that will be taking place leading up to United Way’s Days of Caring, a three day event where thousands of volunteers in our community give back through volunteer projects. Community members are encouraged to bring items to donate for Early Learning Kits, which will be given out during Days of Caring to help prepare children for school.  Members are encouraged to bring and donate: books (Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See or The Very Hungry Caterpillar), children’s scissors, glue sticks, bubbles, and washable markers. A donations bin will be located at the Play and Learn site.

The East Towne Play and Learn originally opened in January of 2011 and since then has been providing free programming on a monthly basis to packed classes. “We currently have families on a waiting list to attend Play and Learn sessions, “ says Lynn Riley, from Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, who coordinates the Play and Learn at East Towne Mall. “Another $7,000 a year would allow us to offer additional classes at this site which would help so many more families in Madison and help to guarantee long-term success in their academic life.”  A donation box will be available at the Play and Learn site for community members to make contributions for this effort.

The Play and Learn space was custom-designed by East Towne Mall and United Way of Dane County with founding support provided by the Oscar Mayer brand.

Every month, a Play and Learn coordinator hosts a scheduled Play and Learn session at the East Towne Mall location before regular mall hours. The coordinator from Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin will guide children and parents through educational play and games designed to help the children learn the skills they need to begin kindergarten. Developmental screenings are also offered onsite to further help parents and children identify potential development delays.