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Celebrating a Backyard Hero
Common Wealth’s Youth Programs is proud to recognize Jeff Westra as our Backyard Hero through the Community Shares of Wisconsin. Jeff has been a volunteer...
35 Years of Community Building, Arts, Housing, Jobs, and Youth
Common Wealth was created thirty-five years ago out of a commitment to preserve the vitality of Madison’s neighborhoods. Since that time, Common Wealth has participated in many projects to improve the housing and business climate of the neighborhood, and has initiated important community development projects.
We are proud of what we have been able to accomplish through the years with our community partners. We have been providing affordable housing including the Jenifer Place apartments across from Marquette Elementary School. We have also expanded our rental housing program to the Southwest Madison neighborhoods of Meadowood and Hammersley/Teresa Terrace. We have a community organizer who works out of the Russett Road Joining Forces for Families office. In 2011, Common Wealth affiliated with Madison Area Community Land Trust to create and preserve affordable homes. Currently, there are 66 Land Trust homes in the Madison community. Common Wealth has been providing employment training, financial education and job placement to 135 teens per year. Common Wealth has been providing support to start-up and expanding small businesses in our two business incubators – the Madison Enterprise Center and Main Street Industries. To reflect these exciting programmatic and geographic expansions, we will be using a simpler name to better communicate what we are doing. We will now be known as Common Wealth. However, our core focus remains the same – to build a more connected community through affordable housing, financial literacy and job training for youth, support for small businesses and community organizing.
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This apartment building features many amenities including: beautifully landscaped grounds, new energy-efficient appliances, air conditioning, radiant in-floor heat, private patios and decks, non-smoking building, bicycle racks, community rooms, business center with Internet access, canoe storage, and underground parking. More Info
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