University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Outreach Specialists - Empower Eau Claire Participatory Budgeting

30 hours

Community partner: City of Eau Claire
Supervisor: Billie Hufford
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Help provide communication support, media outreach, and solicit volunteers for Empower Eau Claire. You will help spread the Empower Eau Claire message across the city. You will work with the public, City staff, and the program Steering Committee to prepare materials and do direct outreach to make sure all residents of the city can fully participate in the program. Empower Eau Claire is a democratic process in which residents provide project ideas and vote on the best projects that serve the community. Residents are able to directly decide on how to spend $300,000 of the City's budget under this participatory budgeting program, the first of its kind in Wisconsin.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer It is our mission to assure the common good through services essential for a safe, sustainable, engaged and healthy community.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Effective communicator, spread the word on the street, online, in neighborhoods, schools, etc, some skilled in foreign languages, some able to design/write content, some adept at multi-media communications


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Wants everyone to know about Empower EC!, help residents connect the dots on why this program matters, confident messaging to persuade people to participate, communication talents (voice, language, multi-media, etc.)


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer 15-30 total hours helping to facilitate meetings. Dates and times to be determined. Training will occur in late October. Training dates and times will be determined based on volunteer availability.


Additional information (not required).

Answer More information about Empower Eau Claire and participatory budgeting can be found at