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Dane County UW-Extension tax assistance program brings $4.1 million back to county

The Dane County UW-Extension Financial Education Center (FEC) has been a major partner of the Richard Dilley Tax Center (RDTC), a TCE (Tax Counseling For the Elderly) and VITA ( Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site in Madison for 11 years.

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BAAS Program Bring Bachelor’s Degree to Barron County

Bill Muench, co-owner of Louie’s Finer Meats, in Barron County explains why the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences degree offered at UW-Barron County is a great fit for him.

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UW-Extension: Ideadvance Seed Fund

In this video, Scott Vanderbeck discusses how Ideadvance Seed Fund helped his company, Organic Research Corporation, pivot and succeed in the medical marketplace. Dave Linz and Idella Yamben, two UW-Extension employees intimately involved with Ideadvance, explain the program’s role in growing new companies like Vanderbeck’s.

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Paving the Path: How UW-Waukesha and Professor Ellyn Lem are helping low income women find the path to higher education

It’s difficult to blame someone for being dubious when they see the words, “Free College Credit” plastered on handouts in local shelters. That incredulous reaction is what Dr. Ellyn Lem supposes runs through people’s minds when they see her promotional material for UW-Waukesha’s “Paving the Path” program, a college-level course running four Saturdays in the summer. The goal is to provide low-income adults with an introduction to higher education.