Congratulations to the two teams from Wisconsin advancing to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment.
On January 29, members of the Alliance of the American Dream convened in Phoenix for a pitch competition that included 12 teams from 4 universities – Arizona State University, Ohio State University, The University of Utah, and The University of Wisconsin–Madison. A panel of experts from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors selected five teams to advance in the competition; this summer, teams will compete for funding to help implement their ideas in their home state.
The ideas that advanced were chosen for their interdisciplinary approach, technical components, and focus on inclusion for diverse communities.
“Child care and Out-of-School Time care is expensive and hard to find, but absolutely essential to how our county’s economy functions. Despite the critical role this sector plays in our community, the workers who do this work still don’t earn enough. The DreamUp challenge brought us together to find ambitious solutions to the dramatic under-investment in child care and Out-of-School Time. We are excited about the opportunity to solve these problems that impact so many households in Dane County,” said the We Care for Dane Kids team.