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  • Work Today Graduates
    Transform Milwaukee Jobs: The Value of a Chance

    For most of us, the thought of being unable to find an opportunity to work and succeed in life is completely foreign. The idea that success will result from hard work and determination is, after all, the foundation of the American Dream.

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    The Different Faces of Poverty

    Poverty is more than an urban issue. One of the most misunderstood issues in Wisconsin is the plight of the rural poor. People who need assistance escaping poverty can be found in our cities, our suburbs, and our rural communities.

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  • Stopping Child Care Fraud

    DCF does not tolerate fraud. Our work to find, fight and stop fraud has saved over $120 million in the Wisconsin Shares program. Read more about how DCF is protecting taxpayer dollars as we ensure programs serve the families of Wisconsin.

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    Do you know which child care providers have star power? With DCF's YoungStar website, accessing quality child care for working parents will be easier than ever! Together we can help Wisconsin's little stars shine bright!

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Foster Care Month

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed the month of May as Foster Care Month in Wisconsin. Families are the primary foundation of children’s lives, and foster families who open their hearts and homes to children whose families are in crisis play a vital role in the well-being of children and youths. On May 27, the Department will present the annual Foster Care Awards to outstanding foster care parents in recognition of their dedication and commitment to improving the lives of children and families in Wisconsin.

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