Workshops with Common Wealth Development

In addition to our intensive programs, Common Wealth 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 interview 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.

Thank You Community CHIP!

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If you shop at the Willy Street Co-op, you’re probably familiar with the Community CHIP program. Community CHIP is a fundraising partnership between Willy Street Co-op and Community Shares of Wisconsin, allowing co-op shoppers to “chip” in 1% of their total purchase to be donated to the nonprofit member organizations of Community Shares of Wisconsin.

Common Wealth is lucky enough...


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Taste of Willy Street Success!

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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...


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Celebrating a Backyard Hero

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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,...


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Youth Programs Receives Award

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

The award recognizes the outstanding work of Common Wealth’s efforts to connect gang-involved and at-risk youth with employment and mentoring opportunities.

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Rachel Darken, Youth Programs Director
Suzie Considine, former Youth Programs...


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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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