Promoting Successful Rental Living: a Two-Way Street

Karen Bednar Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Project, Events, Housing, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Last Wednesday evening, renters and landlords gathered at the Meadowridge Library Community Room for a neighborhood forum for getting honest answers on successful renting, as well as a sponsored meal together and raffle drawings. The forum was designed and implemented by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI), an initiative with the Madison Police Department and Common Wealth Development that supports …

Congratulations, Tyson Jackson!

Karen Bednar Announcements, Uncategorized, Youth Programs 2 Comments

Let us take this opportunity to congratulate Tyson Jackson on his new position with UW Health as their Senior Career Pathways Coordinator!! In this position, Tyson will be responsible for creating, coordinating, teaching and facilitating health career pathways programs and training that will aid in building UW Health’s future diverse clinical and non-clinical workforce.  This is going to be a …

Common Wealth Congratulates Sarah Hole!

Andy Miller Announcements, Business Incubators, Events, Uncategorized, Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood 0 Comments

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Rachel Darken

Rachel Darken, 2016 M List with Madison Magazine

Andy Miller Uncategorized 1 Comment

Rachel Darken, Common Wealth’s Youth Programs Director, is one of 32 mentors and teachers who made the 2016 M List with Madison Magazine. “I’m honored to be included in this group of people dedicated to improving the lives of youth in our community,” said Rachel. “Being a part of this year’s M List isn’t just about one person, though – …