Trying to break the cycle of poverty

I know this is a busy time as many on campus get ready for the last week of classes and finals week, but I wanted to post a quick note here about a United Way initiative I’m co-chairing with former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray. It’s called the Delegation to Create Economic Stability for Young Families. Over the next 11 months this group of 40 community leaders will study poverty in Dane County and recommend actions for the United Way that can help young families. This is an important issue in our community; poverty rates are particularly high among African American and Hispanic single mothers and their children. I am honored to be working with the United Way on this project and expect learn to a great deal about the Madison community at the same time that I hope I can be a useful part of the process.

If you want to know more about this effort, click on the United Way press release.