If giving back and raising compassionate children are priorities for your family, we have a new way for you to do so right here in your community. Starting this summer, Waunakee Neighborhood Connection will be offering monthly volunteer opportunities that are appropriate for parents and their children to do together.
Each month’s activities will have a different theme that will correspond with events happening at Neighborhood Connection, National Days of Service, and holidays that have a service component.
Sign up now to receive the monthly e-newsletter that will highlight not only the family volunteer activities happening at Neighborhood Connection, but also other opportunities happening in the community and things you can do at home to make a positive difference as a family.

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Our Vision : We envision a thriving community where all are valued

Our Mission: Waunakee Neighborhood Connection provides programs and resources that engage neighbors to support and empower one another

Our Values:

  • Trust
  • Empowerment
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Community engagement
  • Equity

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The Electric Cord Drive that we hold with Waunakee Community Schools from November through January continues year-round on a more limited basis. Cords can be dropped off at the WNC building, 208 South Century Avenue, or at the Waunakee Police Department. Check out this video to learn more about how to prep the cords and the positive impact your donation will have!

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The WNC Board of Directors is pleased to announce and introduce our new executive director, Lisa Humenik. Lisa started at the beginning of August and is busy learning about our programs, services, processes, partnerships, volunteers, and donors.
Lisa comes to us with 25+ years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. She jokes that while her husband got the career ladder, which took their family to a number of cities around the country, she got the career jungle gym. This interesting and varied path has allowed her to acclimate quickly to new communities and settings, create connections and partnerships, and gain a wealth of skills and knowledge that she applies to making organizations sustainable and impactful. She is excited about working collaboratively with the board, staff, volunteers, and Waunakee community to build upon WNC’s already strong foundation of success.
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. She has served as the CEO of the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona; as executive director of a K-12 public school foundation, community gardening organization, and a school-based mentoring program; and as director of volunteer services for hospitals and hospice programs. Most recently, she has been consulting for nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the areas of strategic planning, board development, and volunteer engagement. In her free time, she volunteers for a variety of organizations including the United Way of Dane County, Sigma Kappa Foundation, and the Nakoma League.
Lisa’s husband, John, is the publisher of the Wisconsin State Journal and vice president of news for its parent company, Lee Enterprises. They have two adult children, Brian and Lauren, who live and work in Cincinnati.

If you’ve not yet met Lisa, please be sure to stop in and say hello! Watch for information about an open house in September that will be a more formal welcome to Lisa and recognition for all of our amazing volunteers.

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Have you received your free LockMed Lock Box yet?

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection and Waunakee Community Cares Coalition want to give you the tools you need to lock up your medications! Accessibility is the number one contributing factor to the misuse and abuse of medications.

Stop by WNC during our open ours to pick up your lock box, or find out more information at https://tinyurl.com/WNCLockbox

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