Education

RISE expands in-person services, plans renovation

An increase in demand for mental health services for young people and families along with loosened COVID-19 restrictions has prompted RISE Wisconsin to expand in-person services at its Respite Center.

AmFam, Brewers create new scholarship program

American Family Insurance and the Milwaukee Brewers/Brewers Community Foundation have established the Fearless Dreamer Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors currently residing in Milwaukee.

Madison ranks high for women in STEM jobs

Achieving greater diversity in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has long been an uphill battle, but signs are pointing to steady — albeit noticeably slow — growth in the number of women being employed in the sector. Perhaps not surprisingly, Madison is helping lead the way.

AmFam contributes new donations in honor of Hank Aaron

In anticipation of Milwaukee Brewers opening day at the new American Family Field, and to honor baseball Hall of Famer Henry “Hank” Aaron (No. 44), Madison-based American Family Insurance is contributing two new $44,000 donations for scholarships for Milwaukee students to support programs started by Hank and Billye Aaron’s Chasing the Dream Foundation.

Take Five: Are you feeling the entrepreneurial tug?

Madison attorney Barbara Zabawa has written a new book for people who have felt the entrepreneurial tug but have yet to pull the trigger. The book, titled The Tug: Finding Purpose and Joy Through Entrepreneurship, will be released on March 31 and is pretty timely, considering the pandemic-driven surge in new business startups.

Should student loans be forgiven?

Pursuing a higher education degree is supposed to be a pathway to unlocking a steady career path and increased earning potential, but for many that college degree also carries the crushing burden of student loan debt.

College essay contest seeks messages of connection

Several performing arts organizations, including Overture Center for the Arts, have partnered with Rogers Behavioral Health, a not-for-profit provider of mental health and addiction services, to provide five $1,000 scholarships to Wisconsin participants in the Dear Evan Hansen “You Will Be Found” College Essay Writing Challenge.

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