UniverCity Year is a three-year partnership between UW-Madison and Wisconsin communities. In 2020 the Village of Waunakee was chosen as the newest UniverCity Year community participant.
In year one, the Village identified projects that would benefit from UW-Madison expertise. UniverCity Year staff matched those projects to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and graduate students. All of Waunakee's projects were created with the focus related to social justice, racial equity, inclusion and community civility. In year two, UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students conducted research through courses, independent projects, and internships. The Village then received big ideas and feasible recommendations that sparked momentum towards a more sustainable, livable, and resilient future. In year three, UniverCity Year staff is supporting the Village with resources and tools to move the completed projects from idea to implementation.
GovLove Podcast (By: ELGL) GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. Interviews are done with the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). Our work with the UniverCity Alliance was featured on one of the podcasts in 2022.