eNews from Mayor Paul R. Soglin March 2014

Mayor Paul R. Soglin

Madison Municipal Government Youth Internship Program (MMGYIP)

Mayor Soglin and Community Development Director Jim O'Keefe announced the launch of the "Municipal Government Youth Internship Program." The goal of the new program is to provide approximately 20 high school age youth who face barriers to employment, on-the-job experience, exposure to the world of work, and career awareness through placement in a City Department and supplementary training/education through direct support from a non-profit intermediary.

Community Development is seeking proposals from a non-profit partner to assist in administering the new City of Madison Municipal Government Youth Internship Program.

City News & Updates

Madison Public Library Foundation and Scherrer Construction to kickoff Meadowridge Library, Community Center collaborative construction project

At 10am on Wednesday, March 5th, Scherrer Construction Co. will begin breaking down walls at the former Ace Hardware space that will soon be transformed into the new Meadowridge Library. The Madison Public Library Foundation will host a construction kickoff to celebrate the beginning of this project and encourage donations to its $100,000 fundraising effort. The event will be attended by Mayor Soglin, city dignitaries, Library Director Greg Mickells, Foundation Executive Director Jenni Collins, and representatives from Scherrer Construction Co., Inc.

Madison Arts Commission Grant Assistance Clinic

The Madison Arts Commission is making major changes to its grant submission process, including an online filing process. Drop in to speak with MAC representatives and volunteers to ask your questions about the grant writing process or uploading grant application documents through Dropbox.

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 11am-1pm
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5pm-8pm
  • Friday, March 14, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Mayor Soglin with the Boys & Girls Club CEO, Michael Johnson; and Daniel Yancey, an active member of the Boys & Girls Club and a student at Edgewood College.

Cities United Conference Why We Can't Wait: A Convening for Mayors Committed to Eliminating Violence Related Deaths of African American Males

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Boys and Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson and Daniel Yancey, 19, who attends Edgewood College, attended the Cities United Conference.

The intent of the conference was to mobilize mayors to understand and advance a dialogue on violence related deaths among African American men and boys, provide leaders an opportunity to chart out next steps to lead on this issue in their cities and to engage youth fully as participants, advocates, presenters and partners.

Safety Town Registration is Open

Safety Town is a program designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall which teaches children how to be safe in their community.

Safety Town uses hands-on activities - taught in a small-scale city with streets, homes and sidewalks - to teach children about many different aspects of safety and injury prevention.

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Mayor Soglin at Falk Elementary for the Read Your Heart Out 2014

Mayor Soglin participated in the Madison Metropolitan School District's (MMSD) Read Your Heart Out 2014 by reading Margaret Mahy's The Boy Who Was Followed Home to a Falk Elementary class.

Madison Arts Art Experiences

Collard Greens, Tomatoes and Sunflowers

Linda Mathis-Rose: One (African) Awareness

At the Madison Municipal Building
February 1, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am -12:00pm, closed Sunday

March Event Calendar

Go to the City Event Calendar for more fun City and Community events!

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