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June 26, 2020 | Efficientgov.com

Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project announced the winners of their joint grant program and have named the City of Salem, MA as a $5,000.00 winner.  

With this grant, the City will operate a free weekly mobile farmers’ market this summer at three affordable housing sites where hundreds of Salem children reside.

Full store here.

June 26, 2020 | Patch.com
Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project announced the winners of their joint grant program and have named the City of Salem, MA as a $5,000.00 winner. The program aims to empower municipal leaders to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities in communities, in particular by supporting efforts that de-crease neurotoxic exposures. Full store here.
June 26, 2020 | WCIA.com - Champaign, IL
Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project announced the winners of their joint grant program and have named the City of Champaign Township, IL as a $10,000.00 winner. The program aims to empower municipal leaders to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities in communities, in particular by supporting efforts that de-crease neurotoxic exposures. Full store here.
June 19, 2020 | WPR.org
Evers Introduces Package Of Bills Targeting Police Reforms
Legislation Would Establish Statewide Use Of Force Standards
May 15, 2020 | School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The need for advocacy does not stop for a pandemic. Students in SW 840: Advanced Marco Practice with Dr. Laura Dresser and Dr. Dan Meyer adapted to the realities of Covid-19 and social distancing and completed advocacy projects on issues they, as soon-to-be social workers, care deeply about.
April 16, 2020 | Wisconsin Examiner

It’s not the government’s fault the world shut down, it’s the virus’ fault. 

Full article here.

April 03, 2020 | Capital and Main
The dairy state draws attention for some of the nation's highest rates of racial disparity. Full article here.
March 26, 2020 | Wisconsin Examiner

Progressive policy wonks on how the pandemic could change everything.

March 23, 2020 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Social distancing would be a lot less inequality promoting if we had the infrastructure of strong medical care, insurance and housing supports for low-wage workers, but we don’t,” said Laura Dresser, a labor economist and the associate director of COWS. “That means that this crisis tends to push the inequality along, instead of the crisis showing how connected we are and pulling us closer together.”
March 17, 2020 | WUWM/Lake Effect
2020 Census Interview with Katya Spear, Mayors Innovation Project co-managing director.
February 20, 2020 | Online Education
Middle skills jobs are often thought of as “blue-collar” jobs, encompassing roles like plumbers, construction workers, and electricians. The category also includes any other career that requires less than four years of college (but more than just a high school diploma), such as medical technicians and cybersecurity experts. These jobs fall within industries that are considered the foundation of the American economy—yet roles in these fields are increasingly going unfilled. Full article here.
December 17, 2019 | University of Wisconsin-Madison News
Finding practical solutions to community-based challenges is at the heart of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s UniverCity Year.
November 21, 2019 | Wisconsin State Journal
Impact of Act 10. Interview with Laura Dresser.
November 20, 2019 | WUWM 89.7 NPR Milwaukee
Wisconsin has some of the worst disparities between black and white people in the country. That's according to a new report that outlines the causes of these disparities — and possible solutions.
November 14, 2019 | WUWM 89.7 NPR Milwaukee/Lake Effect
A new report shows how the Midwest still has stark inequalities when it comes to race and opportunity.
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