Announcing the Commonalities Event Series

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Join us to learn more about Common Wealth! Common Wealth is excited to announce the Commonalities Event Series, which will take place between February and October 2017. Each of the four events in the series will focus on one of Common Wealth’s program areas: affordable housing, business incubation, youth employment training and placement, and adult employment training. These events are free and …

Common Wealth Congratulates Sarah Hole!

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It is our honor and privilege to announce that Sarah Hole will be leaving Common Wealth Development, effective July 31, to enjoy her retirement. Over the past 22 years, Sarah has been instrumental in Common Wealth’s success as well as being an integral piece of Madison’s economy as the Facilities Director for Common Wealth’s two business incubators, Madison Enterprise Center …

Common Wealth welcomes Tiffany Vanphravong to the Youth Programs team!

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Common Wealth is excited to welcome Tiffany Vanphravong to the Youth Programs team! Tiffany is a native Madisonian who was born and raised on the East side. When she graduated from East High School in 2010 as a P.E.O.P.L.E. Scholar, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tiffany focused her education on Human Development and Family Studies and graduated in …

An Art Show by Women Artists comes to the Common Wealth Gallery

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On May 19-24, from 12 noon to 6PM, there will be a show by women artists on display in the Common Wealth Gallery. Additionally, an opening reception will be held from 6:00-9:00PM on May 19th.  The Common Wealth Gallery is a community art gallery located in the historic Madison Enterprise Center at 100 S. Baldwin Street on Madison’s near east-side. Learn …

Commonalities Event Series – Night Two: Youth Programs Focus

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Common Wealth Youth Programs has positively affected youth in the Greater Madison area since 1991. By providing employment training and job placements for program participants, Common Wealth has helped over 8,500 youth develop valuable employment skills, connect to employment opportunities, and benefit from quality mentoring relationships. To learn about Common Wealth’s Youth Programs, join us at Old Sugar Distillery from …

Common Wealth Announces Justice Castañeda as its next Executive Director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 13, 2017 Madison—Common Wealth is excited to announce that Justice Castañeda will be its next Executive Director.  Justice brings a blend of qualifications, experience, and a life story that embodies Commons Wealth’s goals. Growing up in the City of Madison with a volatile childhood, Justice personally encountered many social justice organizations in our …

The Cargo Bike Shop opens retail spot on Willy Street

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Common Wealth welcomes a new business to 1404 Williamson St. by Barry Adams | Wisconsin State Journal Tim Staton has his garage back and Williamson Street has gained a new niche retailer aimed at families looking for an alternative way to cart around their young children, groceries and other packages. Think of The Cargo Bike Shop as a dealership for two-wheeled, …

Bike-focused coffee shop opens on Willy St.

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A new small business is opening up on Willy St. in one of Common Wealth’s buildings. www.cafedomestiquemadison.com By Samara Kalk Derby — Wisconsin State Journal A bike-centered coffee shop opened Saturday next to Batch Bakehouse on Williamson Street. Dan Coppola opened Cafe Domestique, decorated with bicycles, at 1408 Williamson St. The Cargo Bike Shop is getting ready to open next …

Diana, Madison West High School

Youth Programs alumni testimonial: Diana’s story

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Diana’s story is one that impeccably captures the goal of Common Wealth’s Youth-Business Mentoring Program (YBMP). Now a junior at Madison West High School, Diana completed YBMP during the first semester of her sophomore year; she was hired at TJ Maxx within a month of successfully completing the training and has now worked there for over a year. While she …