A course offered in UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology coaches students through budgeting and finding comfort with finances. Continue reading Learning to manage finances
Graphic by Max Homstad Degrees don’t guarantee warm welcome to workforce, debt repayment Many graduates enter the job market with the intention of paying off their student loan debts. But, is it possible for Wisconsin graduates of color — including those with international backgrounds — and those who pursue degrees in the humanities to do …
When a newly employed person’s first paycheck arrives, envelopes holding retirement plans and senior living saving solutions accompany it. It is something individuals are expected to start thinking about — and saving for — from the time they receive their first steady job. However, the price of these facilities is increasing drastically. Continue reading Madison seniors struggle with cost of living increases
Poverty plagues the country, and although Dane County median household income averages $65,000 and maintains low unemployment rates, striking inequalities continue to persist.
With the capitol building in viewable distance from Bascom Hall, the street between them is only a small microcosm of the poverty that affects thousands of the county’s residents. Continue reading DreamUp Wisconsin will desegregate fiscal disparities to brighten future for Dane County residents
Growling stomachs in the middle of exams. Spacing out during lectures. Struggling to fall asleep at night. Symptoms like these plague students on campuses across the nation who struggle with food insecurity. Continue reading Hunger hits home: Food insecurity psychologically impacts students
At first glance, Wisconsin’s poverty level seems to be under control. The overall poverty rate fluctuates but is generally at or above the national average.
However, there is more to the story of poverty in Wisconsin than just average-looking numbers. Statistics hide the massive gap of experiences between people of different races. Continue reading The picture of poverty in Wisconsin
UW-Madison’s focus on poverty research has been emphasized after joining the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium for Poverty, a nonprofit which promotes classroom studies programs for undergraduates. Continue reading UW joins consortium for poverty, increasing resources for student research
Stocked food shed refrigerators around UW-Madison regularly provide free, fresh food for the taking with produce from local grocery stores, campus laboratories and restaurants. Continue reading Campus Food Shed provides free, healthy produce for UW community
Millions of people around the world lack access to shelter and refuge. Each year in Madison, over 3,500 people experience homelessness, according to Porchlight, a local organization that strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by providing shelter, affordable housing and supportive services. Continue reading Chazen’s ‘Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home’ creates awareness, opens dialogue around housing insecurity