Workshops with Common Wealth Development

In addition to our intensive programs, Common Wealth Development also offers Employment and Financial Literacy Workshops.  We collaborate with schools and other community agencies to offer these workshops to their students and participants.  This enables these organizations to provide their students with a broader curriculum and us the opportunity to help more youth understand the basics of successful job hunting and money management.

The employment portion of our workshops takes the mystery out of job search strategies and explains the secrets of effective job applications.  In addition, mock interviews help students learn what it will be like having to answer typical interview questions.  We focus on strengthening their skills and giving them the confidence to apply and intwerview successfully for their first  job.

The financial component of our workshops then helps youth understand how to maximize their paycheck once they start earning one.  We teach them the basics of saving and budgeting, help them understand financial institutions, and discuss some big mistakes to avoid.

Taste of Willy Street is Coming May 6th!

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The Greater Williamson Area Business Association and Common Wealth Development’s Youth Programs are collaborating to present the 13th annual Taste of Willy Street on Tuesday, May 6 at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street. This is an annual fundraising event for GWABA that also greatly benefits Common Wealth Development’s Youth Programs.

Each year, Common Wealth Development provides...


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Youth Programs Receives Award

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Youth Programs Receives Award

            From left to right:  Rachel Darken, Youth Employment Specialist,
Suzie Considine, Youth Programs Director,

Tyrone Cratic Williams, Youth Employment and Financial Literacy Specialist

           On October 16, Common Wealth Development’s Youth Programs received the
Youth Gang Prevention and Intervention Services Award from the
Dane County Youth Gang Prevention Task Force.

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Contribute to Youth!

There are many ways to get involved with our programs and make a meaningful contribution to the youth we are working with.  Just click on the links below to get started. You can donate money to help us create employment and financial opportunities for youth so they can exert more control of their lives! You can partner to hire and mentor one of our program participants at your business! You can volunteer to mock interview teens in our programs!

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