January Backyard Heroes work for inclusive community, give legal aid

Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues.  

Joann Kelley, Sustain Dane
Joann Kelley has been involved with Sustain Dane since its earliest days, and has served on its board for over a decade, including two years as president. Joann is especially valued for her vision, grace and ability to “get the job done,” despite any challenges She is a leader truly dedicated to making Madison a more inclusive and just community. For more information about Sustain Dane or to volunteer, visit www.sustaindane.org or call 608-819-0689.

Madison Media Digest

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this piece about the Women’s March on Madison. Schools
Well-liked Isthmus Montessori Academy could become the district’s newest charter school. MMSD’s security chief is retiring in February after more than ten years on the job. MMSD reflects on its cancellation policy after sending children to school in dangerously icy conditions. More than 500 students have applied to the Personalized Pathways program, which begins this fall.