UniverCity Year Racine County

Racine county is located in southeast Wisconsin, and is the fifth most populous county in the state with a population of 195,000. The city of Racine is the county’s seat, and has become famous for its large Danish settlement and iconic Danish pastries. Racine county is also known for its downtown life, art museums, beautiful harbor and parks, and the Wind Point Lighthouse. 

Racine county has partnered with UCA 2020-2023 to target issues like race, equity, and inclusion. This partnership is intended to close the digital divide, addressing racial disparities, building an equitable juvenile center, and addressing employment barriers.

  1. “Developing group activities for the Racine Youth Care Facility, General Population Children.” UW-Parkside. Anna Freisma.
  2. “Researching evidence-based strategies in youth detention facility operations.”
  3. “Assessing Racine County’s youth care facility operations manual, Part 1.” HDFS 501: Special Topics. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan.
  4. Assessing Racine County’s youth care facility operations manual, Part 2.” Independent student project.
  5. “Developing a resource library for diversity, equity, inclusion and reducing recidivism for youth facilities.” Global Health Field Experience. Lori DiPrete Brown.
  6. “Recommending evidence-informed programming for youth in general population.” UW-Parkside. Aubri McDonald.