Hartley on strategies for parents of children with developmental disabilities or autism, Moskowitz on politics in our textiles, Addo on COVID’s added economic impact for Black women, Wong on the future of consumer behavior, and more.
Recently, the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“the CommNS”) hosted two live, virtual conversations on the topic “Sustained Engagement for Racial Justice.” The events featured local and national leaders as panelists and drew hundreds of attendees for the live conversation.
Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.
Coursework equips emerging and established change agents with the skills to expand their impact.
Harvey on alternative financial services in times of crisis, Addo on compounded financial pressures for Black Americans, Hartley on the Alzheimers-Down Syndrome link, Kirkorian on screentime for young children, Ponto on emerging tech trends, and more.
CNPL major wins Truman Scholarship, Grad student connects local farms’ produce with Latino/Indigenous families in need, Consumer Science PhD alum publishes CDL research in Nature, Hartley featured on WPR and Wisconsin State Journal, Halpern-Meekin applies “social poverty” concept to understanding families’ COVID experiences, and more.
Speaking events by Keeler, Dilworth-Bart, and Whelan | New research from Kirkorian and Raison | Collins, Robb, Kirkorian, Gaddis, Papp, Angus, Olive, Lepe, and Flanagan in the news
Six tips from Executive Director Mary Beth Collins—and her decades of experience in nonprofit and philanthropic settings.
Building Tribal Food Sovereignty on the Fort Peck Reservation Using Oral History and Digitally Mapped Trade Networks Indigenous food sovereignty is about more than just getting healthy, local food into urban Native centers and onto reservations. Indigenous food sovereignty works to rebuild and strengthen communities’ relationships to the land. For centuries, settler colonialism disrupted the […]
The episode was released May 10 and can still be seen on HBO. Watch the teaser here. Jennifer Gaddis was featured on this week’s episode of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas on HBO. Gaddis, Assistant Professor in Civil Society and Community Studies, has conducted interviews with a number of sites, including Minneapolis Public Schools, to bring light […]
When Molly Reddy ’10 started her academic studies at UW-Madison, she did not know how much her life path would be impacted by design thinking and the School of Human Ecology (SoHE). In fact, design thinking had not yet been established at the UW-Madison. As a freshman, Reddy started as a College of Letters and […]
Students travel to China | Bennett’s artist-in-residence | Kirkorian research feature | Collins is “Big” of the year | APLUS research coverage | Kerr on “dad brains” Consumer Science’s Dr. Nancy Murray and Students in China This May, Teaching Professor Dr. Nancy Murray spent the month in China with a group of students studying abroad […]
SoHE’s Olive Sagapolu is a Backflipping Extraordinaire Badger’s lineman and ukulele player Olive Sagapolu captured the hearts of all with his skillful backflipping videos on Instagram and toe-touches at basketball games. Also known as “Mr. Aloha,” Sagapolu brings joy and happiness to everyone he sees. He was recently featured in a national ESPN story that […]
The SoHE Centers of Excellence play a unique role in our work. As hubs for scholarship, education, and outreach, they build bridges across departments, campus, and communities. They empower our faculty and students to think broadly, act strategically, and create meaningful change in the world. Center for Child and Family Well-Being Working with researchers, policymakers, […]
Join us in celebrating the 24th annual Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits conference at the University of Wisconsin Madison, recently awarded “Best Nonprofit Conference” by everyaction.com! This conference will give you the tools necessary to grow your nonprofit. Hear from some of the best fundraisers, grant writers, and community leaders in the Midwest. The conference […]
The Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, or the “CommNS”, is a hub for faculty, students, and community partners to collaborate on research, practice, and evaluation that examines and advances the well-being of communities, as well as the civic and nonprofit sectors. The CommNS builds capacity and knowledge in community and nonprofit studies through the […]
SoHE’s long history of applied human ecology scholarship has always focused on the interconnectedness of key issues in our society with the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Doing this work at UW-Madison offers the incredible opportunity to have an almost unlimited multidisciplinary scope in our ways of looking at problems. From our place within […]
Professor Poehlmann-Tynan Cover Story | CNPL Alumna’s Path to Nonprofits | MFA Candidate Awarded Fellowship When Parents are Incarcerated “Surreal…stressful…” When young children visit a parent who is incarcerated the experience may be highly emotional. “It’s great for children to have a positive visit and positive connections with their incarcerated parents. It can reassure them that […]
A new graduate program hosted by SoHE and complementary to our Centers of Excellence work, the School of Human Ecology Applied Master’s Program, was launched at the beginning of this academic year. The program lets students customize their own course of study based on their professional goals. The goal is to provide a thoughtful balance […]
The United States’ nonprofit workforce is the third largest, trailing retail and manufacturing with more than 1.4M tax-exempt organizations – or roughly 100x greater than the number of Starbucks in the United States.  These organizations are the community backbone, working on issues ranging from human services to the environment, animals, culture and humanities. And, […]
The aim of CommNS Threads is to introduce the community to our affiliates, thus broadening their understanding of community engaged work. Welcome to our first installment featuring Shannon Sparks, Assistant Professor in Civil Society & Community Studies in the School of Human Ecology and in the American Indian Studies Program. Shannon recently was awarded one […]
Take a look at what’s happening in SoHE this week! CommNS Affiliate’s Research Aids Local Farmers Markets CommNS Affiliate and Urban and Regional Planning Professor Alfonso Morales has been collecting data on the economic impact of community farmers markets with graduate student Lauren Suerth. After having already worked with nine farmers markets in three regions by 2015, the […]
We play a variety of roles in our lives – boss, employee, friend, acquaintance, parent, child, partner — just to name a few. As we launch into 2017, many are trying to establish personal resolutions to improve ourselves in some or all of the roles we play. But there’s another role that each and every […]
It has been roughly a month since the CommNS Fall Event but the topics, ideas and connections made there have taken on a new sense of importance through the intervening weeks, during which we experienced an election that, no matter who you are or what your perspective, has undeniably raised new and resurrected old questions […]