Posts Tagged ‘madison wi’

Butterfly

By Harry Hawkins Transformations are happening all around us. The winter grays are disappearing, replaced by the blues of springs. The grass shakes off the dull brown of winter in exchange for vibrant greens. The same type of life changing transformations is happening with our students through the leadership of Ozanne Anderson in our ACE…

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Jackie Hunt and Meadowood: Little Things, Big Results

by Phil Haslanger Often, connecting starts with little things. Finding the adults in the neighborhood who are trying to keep peace on the streets and then offering them support in their efforts. Helping a group of black women in the neighborhood and a group of white women at a church in the area figure out…

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Justified Anger is hiring!

Justified Anger is hiring an Administrative Assistant to support the Justified Anger leadership team in their work related to the “Our Madison Plan.” You will provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. This will include a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. Click here to learn more and for info on…

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Play it Forward Madison!

Nehemiah Presents: Play it Forward: Building Futures One Game at a Time Don’t miss this epic basketball game featuring: Madison Police vs. Madison High School B-Ballers Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2pm West High School, 30 Ash St in Madison Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students Purchase tickets online here: playitforwardbball.eventbrite.com Buy tickets at West…

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Call for longtime African American residents of Madison

The Wisconsin Historical Society wants to interview longtime African-American residents of Madison about their experiences here over the last twenty to forty years. They are seeking people over fifty who either grew up in Madison or moved here before 1995. They hope to document how life in Madison has changed for African Americans over the last few…

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TDS Telecom and Justified Anger Team Up for a Powerful Urban Impact Loaned Executive #mobilizemadison

For Immediate Release MADISON, Wis. (February 11, 2016) — Justified Anger, an African American-led, community-implemented initiative to reduce racial disparities in Dane County, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Yates as director of Program Growth and Community Engagement. Yates, a 23-year employee of TDS Telecom will split his time between TDS and Justified…

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The Economics of Hopelessness – by Ashley Robertson

As part of my job, I work with communities throughout the Midwest to redefine themselves and rebuild their economies. The most challenging cases are often small communities where major auto or manufacturing employers shut down plants causing the loss of thousands of jobs, sparking a mass exodus, leaving behind a fraction of the town’s dignity…

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Play It Forward

Nehemiah Presents: Play it Forward: Building Futures One Game at a Time Don’t miss this epic basketball game featuring: Madison Police vs. Madison High School B-Ballers Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1-3pm West High School, 30 Ash St in Madison Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students Purchase tickets online here: playitforwardmadison.eventbrite.com Buy tickets at West…

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Justified Anger Progress Report

Though things may have been quiet in the papers we have been hard at work. This has been a season of listening, planning, recruiting and organizing. I sense the community’s impatience at the speed of our progress; however, quick fixes to century-old issues never last. The communities most impacted by the devastating racial disparities are asking…

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First Place. Really??

Last year Madison came in 5th in one of the many “Best Places to Live in America” surveys. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, City staff teamed up over the last year to work on improving our ranking. This year we finished 1st. Well done. Efforts put forth to improve this ranking begs a question: As Madison is…

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