Community Relations – UW–Madison https://communityrelations.wisc.edu Connecting Campus and the Community Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:59:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Episode 4: Kaleem Caire https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/episode-4-kaleem-caire https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/episode-4-kaleem-caire#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 21:30:57 +0000 https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/?p=1693 One City Schools Founder and CEO, Kaleem Caire discusses  how he and his team are working to transform early childhood education in the United States, starting in Dane County.

One City Schools provides affordable, accessible and high-quality preschool and community programs and tuition-free grades schools that prepare young children for school and life success. The schools use a unique, two-generation approach to empower students for success in school, life, and health while also addressing the needs of their parents and community members.

In the episode, Caire discusses the success and growth of One City Schools, the legacy of LaMarr Billups, and how social and racial justice issues are being addressed in Madison.

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Episode 3: Mary Rouse https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/episode-3-mary-rouse https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/episode-3-mary-rouse#respond Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:14:22 +0000 https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/?p=1490 Mary Rouse, the former dean of students at UW–Madison and former director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, is the featured guest for this month’s Community Chats.

In the episode, Earlise Ward, faculty director at the Morgridge Center for Public Service, speaks with Rouse about the connection between the university and surrounding community and what the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed about the important work taking place in Madison and across the country. She also discusses the legacy of LaMarr Billups at UW–Madison.

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Episode 2: Gloria Ladson-Billings https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/episode-2-gloria-ladson-billings https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/episode-2-gloria-ladson-billings#respond Wed, 24 Mar 2021 20:52:32 +0000 https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/?p=1478 In this episode of Community Chats, University of Wisconsin–Madison Community Relations Director Brenda González talks with professor emerita Gloria Ladson-Billings about her work with community-university engagement and the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latinx communities in Madison and around the country.

Ladson-Billings is the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at UW–Madison.

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Episode 1: Emily Auerbach https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/community-chats-with-emily-auerbach https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/community-chats/community-chats-with-emily-auerbach#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2021 20:45:44 +0000 https://communityrelations.wisc.edu/?p=1439 To kick off the Community Chats series, Community Relations Director Brenda González talks with Emily Auerbach about her work with the Odyssey Project and shares stories of Odyssey students. The UW Odyssey Project offers life-changing UW–Madison humanities classes for adult students facing economic barriers to college. Odyssey students report transformative outcomes, and some have even moved from homelessness to bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Emily is an award-winning professor of English as well as co-director and co-founder of the UW Odyssey Project and is the co-host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s University of the Air. She winner of numerous teaching arts and humanitarian awards, as well as the author of Searching for Jane Austen.

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