University of Wisconsin–Madison

Community Kickoff Event and Press Conference

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 1:00–2:30 pm
Location: UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 S. Park St., Madison (Villager Mall)
Directions: Villager Mall
Parking: Parking in Villager Mall parking lot; Additional parking is available at Centro Hispano, 810 Badger Road

You are invited to a kickoff press conference announcing The Alliance for the American Dream, a new community-university collaboration, funded by Schmidt Futures, that aims to promote shared prosperity and increase American competitiveness. UW–Madison is one of four universities selected to participate in the inaugural program.

The Alliance challenges our community to produce innovative ideas for increasing the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10% by the year 2020. The University’s Institute for Research on Poverty will lead the proposal-development process. At least one team from each participating university will advance to receive continuing support in 2019.

Speakers will include:

Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW–Madison
Norman Drinkwater, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, UW–Madison
Lawrence Berger, Director, Institute for Research on Poverty, UW–Madison
Leslie Orrantia, Director of Community Relations, UW–Madison
Renee Moe, President and CEO of United Way of Dane County
Angela Russell, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CUNA Mutual Group

Cassie Crockett and Eric Braverman from Schmidt Futures will also attend

Come and hear about this innovative, Dane County-wide endeavor!

Registration: RSVP to the Press Conference