OFS in the News

Fresh Start Youth working on the new Circus Space – Cap Times, June 2019

“This is actually one of the first steel stud buildings that our guys are working with, so it’s a learning opportunity for them,especially as most participants go into commercial work.” – Brian McMahon, Deputy Director of OFS

A Grand Thank You to all who made it to the Grand Opening of Operation Fresh Start’s new home at 2670 Milwaukee Street!

Check out more of the great news coverage our Grand Opening received:

‘We all made this’: Operation Fresh Start plans to move to Milwaukee Street facility in January – Madison.com, December 2018

CUNA Mutual Group Foundation Announces $300,000 Gift for Operation Fresh Start’s Building Futures Capital Campaign – Madison365, May 2018

Women at Work:  Booming Construction Market Means More Opportunities in the Trades – written by Abigail Becker and photos by Michelle Stocker, In The Cap Times, May 2018



Fresh start closer for Operation Fresh Start – by Jason Busch, In Business, December 2017

Madison’s Operation Fresh Start renovation provides learning opportunities for students – by Abigail Becker, The Cap Times, September 20, 2017

Operation Fresh Start and Reach Dane Announce Strategic Partnership – Madison365 staff, Madison365.com, July 18, 2017

Youth organization Operation Fresh Start begins move to new location – by Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, January 23, 2017

On Wisconsin: Dane County farmstead remains a farm and becomes a park – by Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal, December 11, 2016

Operation Fresh Start to roll out programming expansions starting this summer – by Haley Hansen, Wisconsin State Journal, June 14, 2016

Operation Fresh Start Focuses on Closing Racial Disparity – News 3 & Channel 3000, May 13, 2015

A Fresh Start: Local Organization Helps Bridge Achievement and Skills Gapsby Tom Breuer, InBusiness, February 2015