Connecting People to University Knowledge
By connecting county residents to up-to-date, objective, practical, research-based knowledge, we help them grow, change and prosper. They become more self-sufficient, lead healthier and safer lives, form strong and nurturing families, and thrive economically. Our primary customers are the people who live and work in Milwaukee County, both adults and youth. We make a special effort to reach those who are traditionally underserved including minorities, low-income families and people with disabilities. Our customers value high-quality, low-cost educational opportunities that emphasize practical skills that they can put to use immediately.
Milwaukee County UW-Extension has been most successful in connecting people to university knowledge where we have multiplied our impact by building community partnerships, seeking funding from new sources, and training people who then train others. Examples of successful, innovative programs include homeownership counseling training, Get Checking, the Milwaukee Family Project, Master Gardeners, accessible gardening, the Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network, the Fatherhood Initiative, and the Menomonee River Valley Learning Lab workforce development project.