Madison365 Week in Review for January 23


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    University of Wisconsin student government is set to create a $2 million fund for emergency housing assistance, but administration says that’s not allowed under UW System policy.


    Longtime Milwaukee non-profit executive Letesha Nelson is the new director of the Goodman Community Center.



    The Itty-Bitty Bookstore is a new, Black-owned business in Stoughton, focused on books by and about people of color.



    The Latino Academy of Workforce Development is expanding its transportation jobs program.



    The Madison-based Hip Hop Architecture Camp led to design internships for 15 teenagers across the US.



    An online forum highlighted the unprecedented number of people of color running for local office.



    Alwyn Foster hopes to bring diverse representation to the Sun Prairie school board.



    Veronica Figueroa Velez seeks to use her experience as an advocate and organizer on the Madison Common Council.



    Maia Pearson intends to seek more collaboration with community partners on the Madison school board.



    The Latino Consortium for Action announced that it is reopening its COVID-19 relief fund.



    Comedian DL Hughley will headline the “Off to a Good Start” men’s health event Saturday.



    A 12-year-old author has written and published a 245-page soccer-themed novel called “Hat Trick.”



    A new Spanish-language theater company in Madison is looking for young actors, singers, dancers or anyone else who might want to get involved.


    Forward Madison Latino Outreach Director Jovan Chavez has joined the USL Impact Committee, a nationwide organization dedicated to promoting soccer as a force for good.

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