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.


What We Do

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.

David Obey
Chairman, David R. Obey Civic Resource Center