Success Stories

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Operation Fresh Start’s goal for each of its participants is that they attain success through connection to work and education. In general 76% of those who enroll in our programs attain their high school diplomas, enroll in post-secondary education, or gain employment. OFS has enrolled over 8,000 young people since its inception in 1970.

Click here to read full article: Operation Fresh Start Provides Area Youth on the Job Training, Academic Resources


Watch the above video: Fresh Start and Madison Area Land Trust Team Up to Complete Affordable Green Home
Building a home is not unlike building a future. You want to create something beautiful….and sustainable. That is what happened through a unique partnership between Operation Fresh Start and the Madison Area Community Land Trust. The two agencies teamed up to produce a unique green renovation project for the Land Trust, an organization that provides permanently affordable housing options. Young people from Operation Fresh Start rebuilt an old home to be attractive, but also energy-efficient and enduring.

The clip below is from Green View, MG&E’s renewable energy channel. Click to see how the Land Trust and Fresh Start are building better homes and better lives.