Stories tagged: "Boys & Girls Club of Dane County"


20 Black Men & Women Who Shaped Wisconsin History

From the first slaves fighting for freedom to the modern day leaders rallying for change, Black people have positively and permanently changed the Badger state. This Black History Month, we're sharing their stories.

Anija Ragland, 6, holds a portrait of sister, Anisa Scott, on Dec. 1. Since Anisa's death on Aug. 13, the portrait goes everywhere the family goes. (Photo © Andy Manis)
GG’s House, Part 1: A Murder, a Photo, and a Family Shattered

“That was such a horrific thing that happened to her. I don’t know if we’ll ever get over that. We try to take one day at a time, but each comes with tears and sadness.”

Irene Alexander holds a collage of photos of her great-granddaughter Anisa Scott at her home Tuesday. A community call to action led by the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is renovating Alexander's home in time for the holidays. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Renovation Project Underway for Anisa Scott’s Great-Grandmother

Irene Alexander lost her great granddaughter to gun violence, only to lose her brother and husband within months of the violent tragedy.