Portrait Project

Jaya Larsen Announcements, Employment, Events, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Stephanie Bradley Wilson Director of Health Equity and Violence Prevention, Common Wealth Development (2016 – Present) I serve as the Director of Health Equity & Violence Prevention managing the partnership of Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction grant.  This grant is a partnership with the Madison Police Department & City of Madison Community Development Division. I have enjoyed working with the staff of Common Wealth and being involved in the company’s efforts to stabilize neighborhoods through it various ventures of economic development, affordable housing, adult and youth workforce development.  It is a pleasure to work in collaboration with its many volunteers and interested people Michael Bruce Joining Forces for Families JFF is a core partner with Common Wealth’s work in …

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2019 Willy Street Fair Raffle

Karen Bednar Events, Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood, Willy Street Fair Leave a Comment

Common Wealth Development & Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center’s 2019 Willy Street Fair Raffle Drawing: Sunday, September 15 @ 6:30pm, Third Lake Market Lot, 944 Williamson St. Need not be present to win. Staff will call winners within a week of the fair. Tickets are 1 for $2 / 3 for $5 / 10 for $10. To get tickets: 1. Stop by the Common Wealth office, located at 1501 Williamson Street in Madison, between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekdays. 2. Call 608.256.3527 x10 to arrange a different time to buy raffle tickets. 3. Stop by the booth at the Willy Street Fair, located near the 1000 block of Williamson Street the weekend of September 14-15, 2019. Here is a list …

Common Wealth Turns 40 Today!

Justice Castaneda Announcements, Events, Support Leave a Comment

40 years ago today, a small group of residents came together to found Common Wealth Development. Created in part as a response to a commercial rehabilitation feasibility study in the Wil-Mar Neighborhood, one of our earliest goals was to “preserve the social diversity that has long been a hallmark through a thoughtful mix of economic revitalization and physical rehabilitation.” Over the years our program areas have grown, our portfolio has expanded, and our internal capacity has been polished into the amazing organization that we are today. We could never have gotten to this place without the dedication and commitment of the thousands of people who have been connected to Common Wealth as tenants, job-seekers, small businesses, staff, board members, volunteers, …

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 community-level health approaches to city-wide violence prevention efforts, and includes bolstering community cohesion through positive neighborhood events. The event was led by Stephanie Bradley Wilson, the Byrne advisory team, and other committed volunteers. Housing Mangers of Common Wealth and Meridian Group Inc., served on the discussion panel and highlighted, “The best thing for the landlord is for you to stay.” …

Common Wealth Congratulates Sarah Hole!

Karen Bednar Announcements, Business Incubators, Events, Uncategorized, Williamson-Marquette Neighborhood Leave a Comment

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 and Main Street Industries. Prior to her arrival at Common Wealth, Sarah earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Earlham College and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Sarah joined the Common Wealth family on September 1, 1995, and has been an ambit of growth and development for our economic development efforts ever since. Through Sarah’s stewardship …

MadFolk celebrates the 39th Annual Willy Street Fair by hosting the Folk Stage for its 9th year

Karen Bednar Events, Willy Street Fair Leave a Comment

  It is that time of year where we have the final festival of summer here in Madison, you put away all your indoor toys, tvs and computers and you come out to get, as the Chicago Tribune says, a “hip dose of Madison,” parades like none other, foods stands that can’t be beat, groovy stands to buy stuff ‘cuz you deserve to splurge on yourself and of course, cold beer and MUSIC! The folk stage will again kick off Willy Street Fair (WSF) this year. We welcome a newcomer to our stage, Kendra Swanson. Kendra is an independent roots music performer and songwriter. With strong, expressive vocals and energetic instrumentation on banjo, guitar, and fiddle, she applies a timeless …

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2016 Willy Street Fair Raffle

Karen Bednar Events, Willy Street Fair 2 Comments

It is that time of the year again for the Willy Street Fair raffle! We have an awesome lineup of raffle prizes. Ticket sales will go to benefit programming at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Common Wealth. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 10 for $10. There are a few ways you can get tickets: Stop by the Common Wealth office, located at 1501 Williamson Street in Madison, between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on weekdays. Call Mike at 608.256.3527 x34 to arrange a different time to meet at the Common Wealth office to buy raffle tickets. Stop by the booth at the 39th Annual Willy Street Fair, located near the 1000 block of Williamson Street the weekend …

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Marianne Morton nominated for Athena Award

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Marianne Morton, executive director at Common Wealth, has been nominated for the ATHENA Award. Marianne is one of ten finalists with the award to be presented on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. The purpose of the award was to bring into focus the outstanding professional and business women in the community and to encourage the opening of leadership opportunities for women in the workplaces of the Chamber and the community. The ATHENA Award is presented for outstanding achievement, service and assistance to women in reaching their full personal and leadership potential. In addition to recognizing one ATHENA recipient, the process also allows for the recognition of the many nominees who contribute so much to our community. …