Educational Access & Innovation

From creating flexible learning options for busy adults and making an excellent college education affordable to improving rural access to broadband and providing free books and better classroom resources for our children, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are helping every kind of Wisconsin learner achieve more.

95%
of students are Wisconsin residents
57%
are first generation college students
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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS & INNOVATION IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 475

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Jennifer K

In this video, Milwaukee County Extension demonstrates their 4-H sySTEMatics program, which brings STEM programs into different schools around the area. This session takes place at Westside Academy, and the program spans 7 other schools in Milwaukee.


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Tasha S

The MPS-WNEP Nutrition Class exposes my students to nutrition knowledge that compliments our health curriculum at the school.


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Christopher F

I grew up in a small community unsure of what I wanted to do and whether I would have the money for school. I began my education at the U.W. Marathon County in the fall of 2004 and am grateful for having done so.


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Melissa D

I value Project Focal Point sponsored by the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension because it has taught me about food and nutrition like healthy eating, exercise, and food labeling.


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Sara G

I am a community partner with the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension. I believe in the Extension because they provide valuable resources and educational programs to the community at large.


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Esther L

The Centro Hispano Jo's Academy was a good program because it taught us how to eat healthier, and also how to eat the necessary amounts of different substances. We learned how to eat healthy on a budget as well, which is very helpful.


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Bobbie B

The Milwaukee County Extension services taught me about food labels, calories, bacteria, and food poison. Make sure you read the label, and hamburger is okay to eat when it turns brown.


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Michelle D

Had I been able to finish my 4 year teaching degree at UW-Marathon County, I would not have transferred elsewhere. The personalized, rigorous, quality (and economical!) education provided by this two year school made it the perfect place to start! Thanks UWMC!


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Ruth F

Participating in the McGovern Park Seniors program, I have learned about food safety while making food service friends closer to home.


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