WiLD Project

Definition /wīld/ noun: 1. uncultivated

The vision behind the WiLD Project is to cultivate Wisconsin’s greatest resource – its people – as a source of renewal for our state. This leadership development effort will teach people how to engage others around their own core values, structure effective leadership teams, and make strategic choices that lead to measurable, effective action for change.

Upcoming Workshops

Our Next 2.5-day Workshop on Leadership, Organizing & Action in Milwaukee

October 2017 Dates Coming Soon!

2016 Core Team

The WiLD Core Team was recruited from a broad spectrum of Wisconsin communities and partner organizations to strategize, plan and support the overall project. This team took responsibility for recruiting teams (versus individuals) to participate in the various 2.5-day community organizing workshops, and served a critical role of connecting diverse organizations and causes. From it’s inception, the goal of the project Core Team was to become a community of practice where people are supported in their learning and motivated to support others within this growing network.

In 2016, the WiLD Core Team collectively recruited, trained and is now coaching over 300 Wisconsin leaders. Many participants have returned to their communities to apply their learning through launching local campaigns!

Dan Grandone

Founder & Coordinator
Dan is a Wisconsin native and founder of the WiLD Project. Moved by his faith and experience working …

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Jacob Waxman

Trainer
Jake is a board member and senior trainer with the Leading Change Network. Jacob grew up …

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Abel R. Cano

Trainer
Abel is a leadership trainer and coach who coordinates workshops on public narrative and community …

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Nneka Akubeze

Core Team Member
Nneka was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI to two incredible parents who taught her the value of faith, education, community, and …

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Matt Dannenberg

Core Team Member
Matt is an environmental cheerleader from Milwaukee. He literally was a college cheerleader …

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Deb Jakubek

Core Team Member
Growing up on a small, diversified west central Minnesota farm, Deb has been active …

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Ann Muenster

Core Team Member
Ann is a community organizer and progressive voice from Appleton, Wisconsin. Her 33-year …

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Matthew Braunginn

Core Team Member
Matthew is a third generation civil rights activist who grew up in Madison, WI to a mixed-race, and …

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Kevin Kane

Core Team Member
Kevin is the Organizer Director at Citizen Action (B.A. Marquette University, M.S.A.E. …

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Corinda Rainey Moore

Core Team Member
Corinda currently works for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families as Outreach and …

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Nicole Robinson

Evaluator
Nicole, MPH/MSW, has over 10 years experience working in the nonprofit and government sectors, mainly …

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2017 Core Team and Community School Coordinators

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