The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) enhances the civic life of communities in Wisconsin by developing future leaders, educating and engaging citizens, and addressing community needs. WIPPS works with citizens and communities to address local, state, and national public policy issues that matter. We do this by organizing and facilitating conferences and workshops, panels and lectures, candidate forums, public dialogue and deliberation events, original research projects, and student internship and service opportunities. Our mission is to address local, state, and national issues by linking public scholarship, civic outreach, and student service to enhance community life throughout Wisconsin.