Growth and Opportunity

Hi TimeBankers. We have so much exciting stuff going on. From new staff to upcoming opportunities, we're looking forward to learning and growing together. With a fresh strategic plan and some new staff positions, we're excited to roll into spring. 

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Team TimeBank in doing the Polar Plunge this year! We raised $1222.70 from 31 donors. A BIG shoutout to our team members Victoria Echeverría, Jon Hain, and Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer for taking the plunge!

  1. Please welcome Kayasia Blake, Restorative Justice Coordinator
  2. Please welcome Araceli Esparza, Communication and Exchange Coordinator
  3. Please Welcome Ryan Eykholt, Transportation Coordinator
  4. The Big Share 3/3
  5. Restorative Justice Work and Upcoming Events

    Please welcome Kayasia Blake, Restorative Justice Coordinator

    Kayasia Blake got involved with restorative justice as a high school student at Lafollette High School. Since then she deepened her work with youth at the community level, putting her skills into service at Sankofa and the Lussier Community Education Center. She was also a bright star in the University of Wisconsin Odyssey Project. 


    Please welcome Araceli Esparza, Communication and Exchange Coordinator

    Araceli Esparza's mission is to break the isolation of Latina women living in the Midwest. With close to 10 years of being a cultural bridge for many local organizations, she has built a reputation for organizing engaging events that foster community and continue building change. Trained as a storyteller with a unique background in digital organizing, communications, strategic planning provides agencies with advantages to cultivating authentic relationships with their audiences.

    Please Welcome Ryan Eykholt, Transportation Coordinator

    Ryan Eykholt grew up in Madison, attending West High School. Ryan studied Media Studies at Vassar College and joined the experimental master of arts program University of the Underground at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. With interests in community outreach, Ryan is very excited to join the TimeBank team and to learn new ways to meet member needs. 

    The Big Share 3/3

    The Big Share 2020 is Tuesday, March 3rd. Hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin. The Dane County TimeBank is one of more than 70 local member organizations dedicated to building an equitable, just community and protecting our environment. Your past support allowed the TimeBank team to ensure that all youth at risk of receiving a municipal ticket were able to access restorative justice as an alternative to arrest! Thank you for your support.

    Here's how you can support our restorative justice work during The Big Share this year:

    Be a TimeBank Supporter. Invite friends and family to join you in supporting the TimeBank on March 3rd using social media, email, and word of mouth. Send us a head and shoulders photo of yourself and a one sentence statement about why you support the TimeBank’s Restorative Justice Project and we'll make you a personalized image to share. 

    Be a TimeBank Champion. We're looking for 10 folks who will commit to raising $100 (or more) on March 3rd. Champions set up their own unique fundraising pages and invite friends and family to donate to the TimeBank through their page. Are you up for the challenge?

    Like and follow the TimeBank on Facebook. We'll be posting updates and images you can share leading up to and throughout the day on March 3rd. 

    Any time is a good time to make a donation to Dane County TimeBank on Tuesday, March 3rd. 

    Last year many of you helped us raise over $3,000, which was amazing. This year we hope to raise $5,000 from 125 donors to support our day-to-day restorative justice work.  

    Can we count on you to help us reach our goal?

    Restorative Justice Work and Upcoming Events

    We’ve got a lot going on with many upcoming opportunities to learn about our restorative justice work. From the Restorative Justice Open House this Sunday to the Community Lab for Intentional Practices Sessions to the Transformative Action Network Potluck, there’s all kinds of opportunities happening. Check out our events page for details and feel free to reach out to our Restorative Justice Director, Damita Brown, to learn more.


    Thank you all for timebanking. We're in this together and we very much appreciate all of your work and support in making our communities a more just place to live. We hope to see you at an upcoming event.

    In solidarity,