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We're building a better community

Everyone at 5NINES is passionate about building a stronger Madison community. Our employees volunteer and work with several local businesses and community organizations to bring customized technology solutions ranging from provisioning hardware to high quality streaming media solutions. Here are a few examples of what we've been up to lately:

Badger Childhood Cancer Network

Badger Childhood Cancer Network supports families of children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, focused on those who live and are treated in south-central Wisconsin. 5NINES is a proud supporter of the Badger Childhood Cancer Network. To learn more about this organization and how you can help vist: http://www.badgerchildhoodcancer.org

FIRST Robotics

FIRST is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2011-2012 FIRST season attracted close to 300,000 youth and more than 100,000 Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers from 60+ countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.   5NINES has been involved with FIRST the past few years. 5NINES’ employees have served as judged for the regional competition in Milwaukee, WI. Starting in 2012 5NINES has provided live streaming of the Regional Event.To learn more visit, http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc

Madison Gay Hockey Association

The Madison Gay Hockey Association is an adult developmental ice hockey league for people of all sexualities and gender identifications. We are especially committed to providing opportunities for those who have historically felt uncomfortable in traditional sports settings to learn and teach ice hockey in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. We aspire to the highest standards of sportsmanship and promote integration of the wider Madison community into the gay community. 5NINES is sponsor for MGHA and their annual Blades Against AIDS open skate fundraiser. For more information, visit www.madisongayhockey.org.

MEDIAWORKS audio-visual arts for youth

MEDIAWORKS at Goodman Community Cente
r is a program that provides a creative audio-visual learning experience for kids grades 4-12. The program is directed by Kathleen Ward and staffed by a core group of volunteers who bring their creative expertise and a love of teaching. MW believes every child has a voice worth hearing, needs mentors, and can develop skills to do high–quality creative work in the world. When kids are encouraged to tell their stories, empowered to investigate the stories of others, and have the skills to do good work, everyone benefits. 5NINES has been involved with the program since its inception. We provide the servers, supporting equipment, and technical support to keep the program running efficiently. We are committed to providing on-going support to this important program.

See the amazing work the MEDIAWORKS kids are producing: http://www.youtube.com/goodmanmediaworks

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