Projects initiated through the Dane County TimeBank provide solutions for challenges identified by the community as unmet needs. Involvement with a community project is one way to make connections in the TimeBank, while supporting vital services. We encourage the participation of organizational and individual members in supporting these innovative projects. TimeBank staff are available for consultation to build similar initiatives in your community.

Restorative Justice

Dane County TimeBank and Restorative Justice 
The Dane County TimeBank has been practicing restorative justice work in Dane County and within the schools. This work has included responsive restorative conversations that offer an anti-racist framework and restorative justice circles.  
What is Restorative

Food Justice - Garden Project

The TimeBank's Garden Project was started in 2013, organized by a group of motivated TimeBank members interested in sharing time and resources to build gardens where ground was otherwise being unused - front yards, back yards, terrace areas, and other open space. The project aims to educate and engage our


Drivers for the TimeBank's transportation project help people needing rides to access safe transport. Rides can be for health related appointments, rides to food pantries or the grocery store, employment, social and recreational opportunities, errands and appointments, and more. Approved drivers receive

Transformative Action Network

What is the Transformative Action Network (TAN)?
By learning to relate effectively with racism and interrupt patterns of white supremacist culture, TAN members become allies and co-conspirators to Black and Brown community members. Using restorative justice work, TAN is helping Timebank build

Mask Giveaways - A Covid-19 Response Project

What are Mask Giveaways?
The mask giveaway was formed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that the impacts of Covid-19 are hitting Black, brown, and low income communities the hardest. Our goal is to lower the disparities seen in Dane County. We want to help protect our community and curb

Community Lab for Intentional Practice

What is Community Lab for Intentional Practice?
The Lab is focused on providing an alternative community space for developing abolitionist, co-conspirator and restorative justice practices that eliminate racial disparities in Dane County and empower the voices of those most impacted. CLIP

Letter Writing Campaign to End Violence Against Black People

The Letter Writing Campaign to End Violence against Black People began as a response to lynching, incarceration and other forms of violence against Black people. It is a collaboration between the Transformative Action Network and Freedom Inc. Black people in Madison and beyond face a wide spectrum of

100 Strong

What is 100 Strong?
Purpose: 100 Strong is an emerging group of activists committed to offering non-violent, direct and collective response to violence against Black people. Embracing ongoing creative, educational and contemplative action, members are intentional about dismantling white supremacist culture