UW-Madison honors outstanding community-university partnerships

A joint effort to strengthen communities in rural Green County, a collaboration to reduce cancer among black women and a partnership to improve health literacy are among the winners of the 2019 Community-University Partnership Awards, presented by Chancellor Rebecca Blank on June 26 at Olin House. 

The awards recognize the work of individuals and organizations across Wisconsin that partner with UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students to address pressing public issues. Started under the leadership of LaMarr Billups, a respected community leader at UW–Madison, the awards offer an opportunity to thank community partners and highlight exemplary efforts that get to the heart of the Wisconsin Idea: collaborative efforts to transform campus and communities for the public good. 

Seven partnerships and one individual were honored with awards, which are organized by UW–Madison’s Office of Community Relations, with support from the Community Partnerships and Outreach (CPO) Staff Network, the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Office of the Chancellor.