University of Wisconsin–Madison

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DreamUp initiative to boost middle class in Dane County announces finalists

DreamUp Wisconsin

UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition next month seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond.

The Finalists

“DreamUp is a shining example of the Wisconsin Idea in action—a true university-community partnership to improve the well-being of Wisconsin residents, with high potential to produce innovative initiatives that could be implemented in other places around the country,” says UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “I was pleased to see so many first-class proposals submitted in partnership between community organizations and UW employees. Choosing among these proposals was a daunting task, as so many held promise to substantially benefit our community. But I believe we have selected three proposals that address serious problems in very different domains and that have a high probability of success if implemented in the community.”

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