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Renee Peterson

Vision Screenings are One of Many Ways Horicon Lions Club Gives Back to the Community

Lions Clubs across Wisconsin have been wonderful friends, allies and supporters of the Council for many years. This spotlight on the Horicon Lions Club is just one example of the outstanding work being done by Lions around the state to improve the lives of people with vision loss and others in their communities. Renee Peterson… Continue Reading Vision Screenings are One of Many Ways Horicon Lions Club Gives Back to the Community

The Wisconsin Capital dome and the words Advocacy Day, May 16, 2024

Coming May 16: Advocacy Day—A Perfect Blend of Information and Motivation

Public policy advocacy has been a cornerstone of the Council’s mission since its founding in 1952. For the Council, advocacy is a year-round endeavor. But you don’t have to be a professional advocate to be an effective voice for change! There are ordinary folks all over the state–and in your community–doing it successfully. For example,… Continue Reading Coming May 16: Advocacy Day—A Perfect Blend of Information and Motivation

An aerial view of Madison’s isthmus with the Big Share 10th anniversary logo and the text Save the date Tuesday, March 5

Empowering People to Join or Stay in the Workforce is a Great Reason to Support the Council During The Big Share

The Big Share is an annual day of online giving that supports nearly 70 nonprofits that are members of Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW). The Council is one of those organizations. CSW members represent a wide range of causes including voting rights, healthy food systems, racial justice, criminal justice reform, housing advocacy and environmental protection.… Continue Reading Empowering People to Join or Stay in the Workforce is a Great Reason to Support the Council During The Big Share

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2023 Student Spotlight: Luke Robel

“I believe I’ve always been an overachiever.” So begins the essay Luke Robel wrote for his 2023 Council Scholarship application. And talking with the Colgate, Wisconsin native, you get a glimpse into the truth of that statement. Luke put his scholarship to good use. Last October he graduated from Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) with… Continue Reading 2023 Student Spotlight: Luke Robel

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The Power of Local Advocacy in Making Our Streets Safer

Advocating for pedestrian safety with local officials can sometimes be as intimidating as navigating a dangerous intersection. Just ask Kathi Zoern. “It’s scary,” says the Wausau resident. “But it’s important to advocate. If you don’t do something, nothing’s going to change.” Some years back, Kathi, who has been visually impaired since birth, began to attend… Continue Reading The Power of Local Advocacy in Making Our Streets Safer