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Five Fall Festivities for Your Family

Five Fall Festivities for Your Family

Living in Wisconsin, we find ourselves embracing every ounce of tolerable weather possible. We are granted limited months with warm weather and activities we can enjoy outdoors (unless you are brave and spend significant time in the bitter cold. In which case, we...

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The Best Books: Part Two!

The Best Books: Part Two!

Last week we published a story that featured our team members favorite childhood books. These stories each told imaginary tales that calmed childhood hearts and inspired young dreams. Our team enjoyed reminiscing to simpler times and thinking back to the books that...

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The Best Books: A List of Favorite Staff Stories

The Best Books: A List of Favorite Staff Stories

When remembering our childhoods, many of us are struck with warm emotions and carefree memories. Perhaps one of the items that evokes the most nostalgia is childhood books. Reading plays an important role for children and it often happens that a specific book...

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4 Steps for Stopping the Summer Slide

4 Steps for Stopping the Summer Slide

Research suggests that children lose two months of their reading skills during summer vacation, and they lose one month of overall learning. Three mere months is all it takes for these skills to evaporate. And while this may not seem dire, losing this knowledge can be...

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Volunteers Come Together for RISE

Volunteers Come Together for RISE

Community has always been important to RISE. Our community provides us with a critical support system and helps us form connections crucial to our programming. There are many individuals and organizations within Dane County that help RISE, and we are very grateful....

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Donates to RISE

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Donates to RISE

For many, a bicycle was a childhood staple. When you see a bike, or mount your own, you feel a touch of nostalgia wash through you. Maybe your bike had a basket on the front, streamers hanging from the handlebars, or a horn, allowing you to proclaim your happiness to...

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RISE Diaper Drive – April 2018

RISE Diaper Drive – April 2018

RISE is hosting a Diaper Drive for the entire month of April. We serve over 6,800 children, families, and individuals per year and many of the families we serve are in need of diapering supplies. Diapers can cost $70-$80 per month and babies use 6-10 diapers per day!...

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It’s PCHP Week at RISE!

It’s PCHP Week at RISE!

We are celebrating the wonderful work of our Parent-Child Home Program this week. PCHP's proven parenting and school readiness program encourages, supports and sustains parent-child verbal interaction and learning at home. Follow our Facebook page for updates....

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MEDiC Pediatric Clinic

MEDiC Pediatric Clinic

Did you know that the MEDiC Clinic at RISE Fordem location is the only pediatric MEDiC Clinic in Dane County? MEDiC is a student-run program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is comprised of 7 clinics throughout Madison. Madison's...

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Meg Miller Day at RISE Brat Stand- 11/11/17

Meg Miller Day at RISE Brat Stand- 11/11/17

Help us celebrate Meg Miller this Saturday, 11/11/17, at the RISE Brat Stand. Meg was instrumental in the success of the Brat Stand fundraiser and we will celebrate her birthday and her memory by allocating all Brat Stand proceeds and tips to the Respite Center...

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RISE Wisconsin & RISE Law Center

This time last year both organizations (Community Partnerships and Center for Families) were diving deeply into merger activities and exploring the idea of an agency rebrand. During the following 6 months, we worked closely with the local marketing and advertising...

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Meg Miller. Advocate. Friend.

Meg Miller. Advocate. Friend.

It is with a heavy heart to report that Meg Miller, Respite Center extraordinaire, friend, and advocate passed away on August 9th, 2017 at Agrace Hospice. In addition to many positive aspects that Meg brought to those that met her, she leaves behind the legacy of the...

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