The 13th annual Taste of Willy Street was held at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center on Tuesday, May 6th. We had an amazing turnout, with nearly all of the tickets sold ahead of time! The food was delicious, the music was charming, and everyone left full and satisfied. Thank you to all of the businesses who donated food and drinks and the volunteers who gave their time and energy. Most of all, thank you to everyone who came out to support our Youth Programs!
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 in our Youth Programs since 2011 when he became involved through the Greater Madison Society of Human Resource Management. Over the years, Jeff has conducted mock interviews with countless teens in our programs. Most importantly, Jeff has been a strong advocate for our work, including our award-winning Youth-Business Mentoring Program. He connects volunteers to our Youth Programs and provides his insight and expertise in helping us develop new relationships to further our work. The Youth Programs staff is extremely grateful for his dedication to our community’s youth.