Building Community, Strengthening Democracy
Founded in 2007, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is a unit of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. Our mission is to address local, state and national issues by linking public scholarship, civic outreach and student service to enhance community life throughout Wisconsin.
Livestreaming of Citizen Deliberation Results
UW Center for Civic Engagement, Sonnentag Room
Join forum participants for a livestreaming of the National Press Club panel discussion on issues critical to the nation’s economic future.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Leadership
St. Norbert College, F.K. Bemis International Center Ft. Howard Theater
De Pere, WI
The Veninga Lecture Series welcomes Bishop Richard E. Pates to De Pere, WI, for in-depth look at the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change.
What We Do
Develop Future Leaders
The future is going to be experienced by young people. WIPPS has a 10-point plan of action that strives to ensure our youth of today can become the leaders of tomorrow.
Educate and Engage Citizens
Tackling tough issues can be tricky. Sometimes it’s hard to wade through complex policy talk. WIPPS aims to cut through the jargon, making tough topics easier to understand.
Building a healthy democracy takes time and energy – and we can only achieve this with the help of young people who are civically engaged and care about helping others.
Chairman, David R. Obey Civic Resource Center