TimeBanks USA is a membership-based movement that seeks to promote, support and nurture Time Banks™ and Time Banking in all their many shapes and forms. Partnering organizations and member Time Banks rebuild and strengthen community, and use Time Banking to achieve wide-ranging goals such as social justice, bridges between diverse populations, and local ecological sustainability.
The TBUSA staff-run organization was founded in 1995 and is located in Washington, DC. It is comprised of a very small number of staff leaders that seek to organize the skills, interests, experiences and capabilities of Time Bank organizations and members nationwide, to provide the support, resources and leadership to build the Time Banking movement. An active Board oversees this exciting process.
The Dane County TimeBank, now in its fifth year, links individuals, social service organizations, public and private institutions, food producers, neighborhoods, local businesses and arts groups in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area to make it easier to work together. DCTB began as a neighborhood initiative in collaboration with the Northside Planning Council, and now boasts more than 1,000 members, over 40 partner organizations, hubs in multiple communities throughout the county, a prisoner reintegration program and a youth court.
The Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies is an interdisciplinary continuing education department dedicated to “the Wisconsin Idea” of extending the resources of the University to statewide, national and international audiences by providing excellence in continuing education, research and public service.
A leader in Wisconsin for providing professional continuing education programs for adults, the department offers over 400 continuing education programs annually including workshops, conferences, classes, and distance education. In addition, our faculty and staff provide consultation and conduct applied research. Through award-winning continuing education programs they have reached a wide spectrum of health and human service providers, community leaders and policy makers, professional practitioners, paraprofessionals, volunteers, managers, and the public.