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File #: 70420    Version: 1 Name: United Way of Dane County Celebrating 100 Years
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/7/2022 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Enactment date: 4/25/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00259
Title: United Way of Dane County Celebrating 100 Years
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Arvina Martin, Christian A. Albouras, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
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United Way of Dane County Celebrating 100 Years

WHEREAS, United Way of Dane County is celebrating 100 years of bringing the community together to address some of our toughest issues and most urgent needs. With a mission to unite the community to achieve measurable results that change lives, UWDC is committed to being a catalyst for inclusion and systemic change - building a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life; and,

WHEREAS, United Way of Dane County was founded in 1922 as the Madison Community Union; a group of 14 local agencies; and,

WHEREAS, United Way of Dane County invests in early childhood care, parent support, nutrition, housing and homelessness reduction, literacy and math skills, employment, safety, physical/dental/mental health, and civic engagement. UWDC takes a comprehensive approach to the whole of Dane County, curates community will and resources, and measures effectiveness to stabilize families; and,

WHEREAS, United Way of Dane County since 1922, has raised more than half a billion dollars to address the greatest needs in Dane County. It has also provided 29,234 families with housing case management services since 2006 through its coordinated network of agencies; housed 728 families with a total of 1,614 children since 2009 through its Housing First and Family Housing Stability programs; and tutored 95,952 students through the Schools of Hope Initiative since 2000 - with 21,413 tutors trained through this program to help these kids improve literacy. As part of its days of caring initiatives, UWDC placed 50,184 volunteers since 1994 - serving a total of 117,905 hours in our community; and,

WHEREAS, United Way of Dane County has been incredibly resourceful to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, playing a key role in supporting our community during the pandemic with staff working overtime and providing critical resources to the 211 center, which saw calls increas...

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