Wherever you find Wisconsin’s enterprising spirit, you’ll find UW Colleges and UW-Extension. We’re making a measurable difference in three tribal nations and in all 72 counties in our state, as our neighbors put their own great ideas into practice with the essential support of our expertise, resources and research.

Helping Wisconsin families, students and communities do more and live better. That’s UW Colleges and UW-Extension at work.

TOTAL IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 1,360

Supporting Families & Communities

Helping Wisconsin families and students where they live, work, learn and play: that’s our calling. UW Colleges and UW-Extension are working together to help Wisconsin communities thrive with support for family nutrition, financial security and education, healthy child development and more.

Find out how our institutions are making Wisconsin families and communities stronger.

Support County Map

Joey Z

Milwaukee

With over 15 years of urban science teaching experience, I believe offering collaborative, inquiry-based educational opportunities are the key to transforming our world, and I am happy to teach at


Cooperative Extension
2,864
college students received online loan counseling
SUPPORTING FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 131

Leadership & Civic Engagement

Our vibrant statewide network makes UW Colleges and UW-Extension an essential partner for state and local government, helping them educate local officials, connect citizens to resources and information, and inspire new generations of Wisconsin leaders.

Explore the UW Colleges and UW-Extension programs fostering Wisconsin leadership and civic engagement.

Leadership County Map

Sharyn F

“The legacy which Fred Smith has left behind continues to inspire a vision of who we are, what is possible through dedication and hard work, and how fortunate we are to live in the physical and spi


Cooperative Extension
$9.9m
IN CAPITAL RAISED FOR CLIENTS
LEADERSHIP & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 52

Educational Access & Innovation

UW Colleges and UW-Extension are united in our mission to provide all of Wisconsin with access to life-changing educational resources. Not just on our college campuses, but in rural school districts, K–12 classrooms, new STEM initiatives and innovative online learning programs.

 

Find out more about the educational access and innovations we’re providing today.

Education County Map

Darlene P

Waukesha

When the recession happened, I was hit hard - so I decided to attend UW-Waukesha. While I learned things in construction, I was eager to learn more and I also wanted a different way of learning.


UW-Waukesha
57%
are first generation college students
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 458

Enhancing Quality of Life

Whether we’re protecting natural resources, introducing statewide audiences to new and enriching ideas, hosting hometown events or helping communities build healing gardens where everyone can relax, learn and play, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping neighbors connect with a better life—and each other.

Learn more about the programs and campuses enhancing quality of life for Wisconsinites everywhere.

Enhancing County Map

Lynn G

Janesville

I started 4-H when I was 9 years old. Some of my best memories from my youth come from my experiences in 4-H club meetings, softball, youth exchange and learning to show rabbits.


Cooperative Extension
$440m
combined value of facilities
ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 672

Economic Development

From farms and advanced manufacturing to master meat processing and emerging tech. Across our state, Wisconsin industries and businesses, skilled workers and entrepreneurs are benefiting from the economic development programs, knowledge and innovations offered by UW Colleges and UW-Extension.

Discover all the ways UW Colleges and UW-Extension programs are helping Wisconsin’s economy grow.

Kristen F

Pulaski

Our consulting firm is working on revitalizing downtown Pulaski, WI.


Cooperative Extension
40
Industry Partners
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 32