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Jessica Bergin

Project  Focus

Provide a concise list of contacts/resources to people experiencing homelessness and other poverty related issues in the Baraboo area. 

Project Description

Homelessness and poverty are serious issues in our community. With the loss of the shelter, it is particularly critical to make resources known and available to those that need them.  In my work at the library I encounter people on an almost daily basis who can benefit from these resources. It is helpful to be able to hand them a single sheet with information on a variety of resources that may be applicable to them, with a focus on locally available resources. 

Project Results

Have complted the resource list and have made it available to people in the community.  I have personally given the list to several people who shared with me that they were experiencing homelessness.  

 
 

Niki Conway & Kyra Peach

Project Focus

Our project is the establishment of an after hours bus route for students to receive a ride home from the Baraboo Area Boys and Girls Club. The bus route is intended to serve students that live outside of a 1.5 miles radius of the Club faiclity, and have an interest to become involved with the Club. The route will have 4 drop off locations established outside of the 1.5 mile radius of the Club, and will run nightly. This project is in the very early stages and will not be ready for implementation for months to come.

Project Description

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It is important because hungry children was a reoccurring theme throughout this program; and if sauk county has a significant number of children going to sleep hungry and an establishment intended to serve these children, it seemed intuitive to try to establish a system to deliver more of these hungry children to an establishment intended to serve them.

Project Results

At this time, the project team has reached out to the Boys and Girls Club to solicit data regarding the area currently being served, met with the Baraboo School District Superintendent to discuss the possibility of a partnership with the School District and the Club, and developed a project plan.

 
 

Pedro Dominguez

Project Focus

Promote 5K Madison race to help raise funds for the
National Kidney Disease Foundation of Wisconsin and spread awarness of H.R. 1270 Living Donor Protection Act of 2017

Project Description

The 5k race will promote awarenss and raise funds for those impacted in Wisconsin by Kidney disease. H.R 1270  prohibits discrimination based on an individual's status as a living organ donor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, coverage, price, or any other condition of a life insurance policy, disability insurance policy, or long-term care insurance policy.

Project Results

Started recruiting 5k participants to team Kidney Warrior Sauk and set a personal goal of raising $2,000 for the race

 
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Theresa Douglas

Project Focus

No One Dies Alone is a program I am bringing to Sauk Prairie Healthcare where volunteers will act as "Compassionate Companions" providing a reassuring presence at the bedside of a dying patient who would otherwise be alone.  

Project Description

Dying is a sacred time of life, and the NODA program is designed to provide peace to family members who may not be able to be present when a loved one is dying, and to provide exceptional care to the patients and families in the communities that Sauk Prairie Healthcare serves.  
Project Results

Program details are finished.  Recruiting to begin, starting with current SPH employees and volunteers with three months service.

 
 
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David Earleywine

Project Focus

Create a podcast featuring local leaders doing good in the community. 

Project Description

As someone going through SCIL one of the things that struck me was how many good organizations and people we were learning from each month. My goal was to help them promote and tell their story, to share the good things that their organization is doing with those not attending SCIL. 

Project Results

At this point, I have recorded and edited 3 podcasts. Still working on the distribution component of the podcast..

 
 
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Jenni Gavin & Nicki Green

An indoor farmers market to make locally-grown, REAL food more accessible to consumers. 

Project Description

Education on where your food comes from is so important. If we can raise awareness on food issues, the conversation will keep expanding to include lack of available food in general, lack of education on nutrition, lack of resources to prepare food, etc. The event was also important to give the vendors exposure to consumers to help their businesses.

Project Results

15 vendors and hundreds of people gathered at North Shore Restaurant on April 27th. The event was very successful, and we received great feedback from both vendors and attendees.



 

Abby Dinger-Howell

Project Focus

There are many barriers to running for public office, especially for women, or professionals who work full time. As a first step to learning more about these barriers and how to overcome them, I chose to run for Village of Prairie du Sac Board Trustee. 

Project Description

Most local government representatives are white older males, which does not reflect the populations they represent. By diversifying our local government representatives, we can help ensure that policies, ordinances, and resolutions consider the impact they will have on the diverse members of our ccommunities. Additionally, most communites are experienceing a shortage of people willing to run for public office, so the more people we can encourage to run, the better off our communites will be. 

Project Results

I was elected to serve as Priarie du Sac Village Board Trustee- but I don't plan to stop there. As I gain experience and recognition within the community, I plan speak openly with community members about the various ways in which they can be invovled in the community, and the impact they can have, regardless of their schedule or other commitments. 

 
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Kira Meister, Gina Micham, Ross Retzlaff, Linda Spencer

Project Focus

Our project is about keeping younger professionals in the Reedsburg/Sauk county communities by providing something engaging, meaningful and fun. 

Project Description

It is important to the community as a way for new community members to meet new people, network and get involved in the community.

Project Results

So far, we have received a $2500 grant from Sauk county and hosted our first event that brough roughly 60 attendees. The overall concensus was excitment and anticipantion to see what comes from this group. 

 
 

Emily Olson

Project Focus

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Project Description

1 in 20 women of reproductive age have PMDD - many are unaware of the diagnosis.  Medical providers are sometimes unaware of the diagnosis.

Project Results

Gave a power point presentation to Women's Fellowship at Baraboo United Church of Christ on 4/18/2019.  Very well received.  Faciliated thoughtful discussion about mental health and women's health.  Several women offered ideas of other venues to share the information with.

 
 
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Jared Pinkus

Project Focus

Work with community leaders and the Ho-Chunk Nation to identify possible alterations to the concrete relief .

Project Description

This project is important because it symbolizes the progress we are making as a culture to identify past mistakes and work togetherto move forward as a community. 

Project Results

Decision was made to include a plaque alongside the mural which will provide a broader context to the events depicted

 
 

Sara Rolgen

Project Focus

Promote and provide access to volunteer opportunities for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students in the Baraboo and Greater Sauk County areas.

Project Description

To align with UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County’s efforts to make valuable contributions to the community. To enhance the student experience beyond the campus.

Project Results

Resource printed and in process

 
 
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Ashley Schreiber

Project Focus

Fundraiser for Baraboo Young Professionals, a Putt Putt Pub Crawl, to add to our scholarship fund.

Project Description

The scholarship supports Baraboo High School graduates with continuing their education. We give them to individuals who try to make a difference in their community, whether it be Baraboo, their college community, etc. As an added bonus, with 175 participants this year, and hopefully more in the future, the local businesses who joined in on the fundraiser had extra business/revenue from the event with so many people coming through their doors.

Project Results

We made $2,500+ with this one day annual event. This will allow us to give two scholarships next year to Baraboo High School graduates.