Youth with Common Wealth Development

Working at Xogo ToysCommon Wealth has been helping teens take steps toward economic success since 1991.  Our goal is to create opportunities for youth to develop and apply employment and financial skills that will help them now and far into the future.  Our participants also build a host of life skills ranging from prioritizing to problem-solving that enable them to exercise more control over their lives.  Our award-winning programs provide teens with employment and financial education, job placements, and supportive mentoring.

Job Announcement: LTE Youth Employment Specialist

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Common Wealth is seeking a motivated, energetic youth worker to join our team. This individual will focus especially on job development and networking with businesses to create employment opportunities for youth from our programs. They will also work directly with teens and help deliver our employment and financial education, job placement, and mentoring programs to economically disadvantaged youth. This is...


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Taste of Willy Street Coming May 5

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Mark your calendars!

Greater Williamson-Area Business Association (GWABA) and Common Wealth’s Youth Programs are collaborating to present the 14th annual Taste of Willy Street on Tuesday, May 5 at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street.

This is an annual fundraising event for GWABA that also greatly benefits Common Wealth’s Youth Programs. The Taste is a local culinary...


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2013 Youth Program Annual Review

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In its 23rd year, Common Wealth’s Youth Program was successful in its goal to provide disadvantaged youth in the Greater Madison community with employment and financial education, job placements, and mentoring. We served 135 teens in our Youth-Business Mentoring Program, and another 269 youth in our Employment and Financial Education Workshops.

  • 96% of our Youth-Business Mentoring Program participants were students...

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Amy Crowe – A True Backyard Hero!

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Common Wealth’s Youth Programs is proud to recognize Amy Crowe as our Backyard Hero through the Community Shares of Wisconsin.

Amy Crowe is a Financial Education Specialist, CUDE with Summit Credit Union. As a volunteer for Common Wealth’s Youth Programs since 2009, Amy Crowe shared her financial knowledge to help develop a financial education curriculum. She also coordinates field trips...


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Youth-Business Mentoring Program – Spring 2015 Schedule

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We’re halfway through the school year, which means the Youth Programs staff is gearing up for another round of Youth-Business Mentoring Program trainings!

Are you 14 to 16 years old and interested in learning valuable employment and financial management skills? Would you like the opportunity to have a part-time job? Do you want to know the three keys to succeeding...


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