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 1,395

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

Jeanette J

Evansville

As a new food pantry manager, I was overwhelmed with not knowing how to build on our strengths to increase healthier food options at our pantry.


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

Jordan R

Exercise and education are two disparate, but integral parts of the K-12 curriculum. Marrying them is vital for both physical and mental development.


Business and Entrepreneurship
$9.9m
IN CAPITAL RAISED FOR CLIENTS
LEADERSHIP & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 53

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

Chelsea S

Tomahawk

In the video below, I explain how the Wisconsin Physician Assistant community-based track allowed me to stay near home while pursuing my career.


UW-Marathon County
57%
are first generation college students
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 481

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

Annie K

Phillips

When one of my children started 4-H, he had trouble talking to people.


Cooperative Extension
117,539
community members attended events on local campuses
ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 677

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.

Anne

Wisconsin Rapids

I recently attended a Town's Association workshop and part of the materials was a handout from the Local Government Center of programs for purchase. Upon review of the list, we placed an order.


Cooperative Extension
45
Industry Advisory Board Members
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 33