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Front Cover of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

STAFF PICK OF AUGUST

WISCAP chooses “Confronting Suburban Poverty in America” by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube as Staff Pick of August! It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty “in…

High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing Front Cover

STAFF PICK OF JULY

For the staff pick of July, WISCAP chooses ‘High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing’ by Ben Austen. Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000—all of…

2019 Poverty Matters! Conference

Registration for the 2019 Poverty Matters! Conference is now open. This conference offers an exhibit hall, 4 plenary sessions and over 30 workshops. Our theme is Securing Opportunity in Wisconsin and each of the workshops fall under the following tracks: Community Action…

Staff Pick of June

WISCAP chooses “Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility ” as our staff pick of June! “From St. Louis to New Orleans, from Baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just…

2019 WISCAP Annual Awards

The 2019 WISCAP Annual Luncheon & Awards was held today, May 23, 2019 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. WISCAP presented these awards on behalf of its network of sixteen Community Action Agencies, the Foundation for Rural Housing…

Associated Bank Invests in Community Action

Madison, WI – WISCAP is excited to announce Associated Bank’s new philanthropic investment of $100,000 in Wisconsin’s community action network. The fund was announced and presented by Associated Bank’s Community Accountability Officer, Bill Kopka at WISCAP’s Annual Conference, held today…