GLOBAL SHAPERS MADISON HUB

An initiative of the World Economic Forum

 

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Below are crowd-sourced, community resources to connect and support one another during this time of need. If you have additional resources or want to contribute, please email us!

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GET HELP

211 is a call center and database of all available resources in the community.

CONTRIBUTE

Check out a few volunteer and relief fund donation opportunities:

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CONTACT US & APPLY

We are seeking passionate volunteers who want to create a positive impact in the Madison community. 

APPLY to the Global Shapers Madison hub today! 

Madison, Wisconsin

 

OUR MISSION IN MADISON

Listen, Learn, and Lead

We connect young leaders in Madison to benefit our community. We utilize our networks, talents, experiences and collaborative thinking to create new ways of civic engagement to amplify voices of people in need and address current local and global challenges.

 

Global Shapers Community

An initiative of the Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young leaders from around the world who work together to address local, regional, and global challenges.  With more than 10,000 active members and alumni, the Global Shapers Community is comprised of 403 city-based hubs in 154 countries.


In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community.  Projects are wide-ranging – from responding to disasters and combating poverty, to fighting climate change and building inclusive communities.  Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income, and features but are united by their desire to bring about positive change.


The Forum believes in a world where young leaders are central to solution building, policy-making, and lasting change.  With the largest youth population in history, the Forum sees an unprecedented opportunity for young leaders to take an active role in shaping the future.  The Shapers’ generation has inherited enormous global challenges, but has the ability to challenge the status quo and to rethink how local and global systems function.

 

EARTH DAY 2020 PROJECT - POSTPONED

The first Earth Day in the United States was sponsored by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. In fact, the University of Wisconsin - Madison’s Institute for Environmental Studies was named on his behalf. Wisconsin in general, and Madison specifically, has a strong history of environmental conservation efforts, with Aldo Leopold quite literally writing the book on the concept of the “land ethic”, an (ideally) synergistic relationship between people and the environment they inhabit. Global Shapers Madison intends to collaborate with community partners in order to highlight environmental conservation efforts throughout the community.

 
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REPRESENT COLLECTIVE IMPACT

Represent Collective Impact

Coordinate data collection of environmental conservation projects throughout the city leading up to Earth Day (trees planted, pounds of trash collected, etc.) to fully represent community impact.

CONNECTING VOLUNTEERS & RESOURCES

Connecting Volunteers & Resources

Are you an individual, business, or organization that wants to volunteer for Earth Day? Check out opportunities from our partner organizations: United Way, City of Madison, Dane County Parks.

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MAXIMIZE PARTNER ORGANIZATION IMPACT

Maximize Partner Organization Impact

Meet partner organizations where they are through a coordinated, inclusive project management approach (Needs Assessment, Database of projects & opportunities)

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