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Community Powered

Wisconsin Humanities Community Powered

BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Community Powered is an initiative that helps communities recognize, communicate, and act upon their strengths, their challenges, and their histories to envision a vibrant future.

Residents of participating Wisconsin communities experience new ways to unearth and tell stories of their communities while taking concrete steps toward making their hometowns better places to live.

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Making a difference in 2024

You could be one of the next Wisconsin Humanities Fellows!

Every day, Wisconsinites use their creativity to tackle challenges in their communities, making Wisconsin a better home for everyone. Community Powered, the community innovations arm of Wisconsin Humanities, helps communities mobilize that creativity by training people in how to recognize, communicate, and act upon their strengths, their stories, and their histories. We put the tools of history, culture, and community conversation in the hands of civic-minded citizens, turning community energy and assets into resilience.

We are now taking applications for our first training session, which begins in May 2024. You can learn all about our approach, what you will learn in the training, what you will get (a stipend) and how to apply here.

Applications are due February 16th, 2024

United We Stand: Fighting Against Hate-Based Violence

The National Endowment for the Humanities invited Humanities Councils nationwide to create programming to counter hate-based violence and extremism. Youth Powered for Unity is Wisconsin Humanities’ response to that call.

What is Youth Powered for Unity?

It is a humanities-based project that will train youth facilitators to host community conversations focused on building understanding about religious, racial, ethnic, gender, and other marginalized identities that have tragically been a focus of hate-based violence and extremism in Wisconsin and across the country. Through these conversations, Wisconsin youth will play a key role in sharing stories of hate, survival, and resilience in Wisconsin, bridging the divides that shape our communities, and strengthening our democratic values and institutions.

Other Programs

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Community Powered

New ways for Wisconsin communities to tell their stories and take concrete steps toward making their hometowns even better places to live

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Human Powered

A podcast produced by Wisconsin Humanities that spotlights communities where imagination and relationships have changed the landscape.

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Love Wisconsin

A digital storytelling project celebrating the humanity in each of our stories.

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Poet Laureate

Wisconsin’s emissary for poetry, creativity, and artistic expression across the state.

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Wisconsin Life

Radio shorts celebrating Wisconsin through the diverse perspectives of its people.

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Odyssey Beyond Bars

Storytelling workshops in Wisconsin correctional facilities.

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