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.
Building Merrill Together Series: ‘Learning Civil Discourse: Skills for Leading Discussions’
TB Scott Free Library
Discover secrets of making a difference! Learn about three approaches – leading "small-group dialogue" or "community discussions,” “action planning” and “deliberative...
Toward One Wausau Public Deliberation
Wausau Police Department
Deliberations are free and open to the public. How can we effectively address differences in attitudes toward diversity in our...
Substance Abuse: It’s Everybody’s Business
UW Center for Civic Engagement, James F. Veninga Theater
Click here to register! Click here to share or RSVP on Facebook! Event Summary: On May 16, the Wisconsin Institute...
What We Do
Develop Future Leaders
The future is going to be experienced by young people. WIPPS has a 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.
Address Community Needs
WIPPS works to enhance the civic life of our communities. We facilitate research, cultivate future leaders and work with citizens and communities to address local, state and national public policy issues that matter.
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