People

 

by Teodor Teofilov | 02/05/2018 - 11:34am

 

Jill and Kurt SchneiderJill and Kurt Schneider

Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues.

Jill and Kurt Schneider, Community GroundWorks

by Erin Green | 01/31/2018 - 10:07am

Students paint a mural for Madison's South Police Station at Hoyt School (Erin Green/Madison Commons).Students paint a mural for Madison's South Police Station at Hoyt School (Erin Green/Madison Commons).

A high-school student stood near the door of a classroom in Hoyt School, observing quietly as his classmates painted. He appeared nervous to join in. Artist Sonya Sankaran calmly handed him a paint brush and reassured him that mistakes could always be fixed. 

Soon, the student was painting flowers alongside his classmates.

by Maki Watanabe | 01/24/2018 - 12:56pm

Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre’s Artistic Director and co-founder, Jan Levine Thal, addressing the audience before their production of Paula Vogel’s The Mineola Twins in October 2017 (Maki Watanabe/Madison Commons).Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre’s Artistic Director and co-founder, Jan Levine Thal, addressing the audience before their production of Paula Vogel’s The Mineola Twins in October 2017 (Maki Watanabe/Madison Commons).

by Simpson Street Free Press | 01/17/2018 - 10:49am

From left to right: Josepha Da Costa, Odessa Schwei, Yani ThoronkaFrom left to right: Josepha Da Costa, Odessa Schwei, Yani Thoronka

This story originally appeared in the Simpson Street Free Press. The story was written by Jacqueline Zuniga Paiz, an Assistant Editor at SSFP. 

by Teodor Teofilov | 01/09/2018 - 10:01am

 Literacy Network offices in Madison (photo courtesy of Literacy Network)Literacy Network offices in Madison (photo courtesy of Literacy Network)

by Martha Morganstein | 01/04/2018 - 1:07pm

(Photo courtesy of GSAFE)(Photo courtesy of GSAFE)

Shawn Fredricks, a former health and physical education teacher at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, described always separating her students between boys and girls.

by Lauren Faust | 12/27/2017 - 2:48pm

(Photo courtesy of the Mellowhood Foundation)(Photo courtesy of the Mellowhood Foundation)

Young intelligent people with potential and promise, in need of more opportunity, trapped in the day-to-day struggles of racial and class oppression, are often left at the margins of society.

The drive of Tutankhamum “Coach” Assad lay here, in these realities that link the fate of young residents of Meadowood, a neighborhood on the southside of Madison.   

by Logan Garcia | 08/16/2017 - 10:41am

 Courtney Ross and Clay Yapp work on pizzas for Farm Fresh Pizza Nights at Troy Farm. Ross is a current student in the Beginning Farmers Training program at the farm, and Yapp completed it in 2006 (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).Courtney Ross and Clay Yapp work on pizzas for Farm Fresh Pizza Nights at Troy Farm. Ross is a current student in the Beginning Farmers Training program at the farm, and Yapp completed it in 2006 (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).

Farming can be more fun than traveling Central America or studying bald eagles, according to Courtney Ross, who graduated with a degree in biology from UW-Steven’s Point earlier this year.

Tags: Food, City, People
by Lauren Thill | 08/14/2017 - 12:24pm

 

Even in the middle of the summer, the Simpson Street Free Press South Towne newsroom is busy with students learning and writing. The newsroom is filled with resources for students—from a library full of sources , to the volunteers who help students revise their articles.  

The newsroom exemplifies SSFP’s mission to actively help students learn in out-of-school time in a high-impact, effective fashion. 

by Gretchen Christensen | 07/20/2017 - 9:23am

Development

by Community Shares | 07/12/2017 - 1:20pm

Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues.

Furman Avery, Grassroots Empowerment Project