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.
‘Our Place, Our Community’ holds fall event, photo exhibit
Willow Springs Garden
Community 4-H members who participated in the "Our Place, Our Community" photography project earlier this year are invited to see...
Community for Us by Us October Meeting
McMillan Memorial Library
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
What would an ideal Wisconsin Rapids look like? Residents are invited to share their ideas, concerns and feedback on ways...
‘Toward One Wausau’ Diversity Dialogue begins Oct. 26
UW-Marathon County, Terrace Room
The public is invited to share open talk on ethnic and racial diversity issues in Wausau at the first of several community conversations on October 26 at UW-Marathon County.
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