Position title: Community Resource Educator
Sheray is a long time Meadowood resident, community organizer and activist in the Dane County Area. She brings a wealth of knowledge ranging from youth capacity building, violence intervention, domestic violence support, elderly care, and community and medical wrap-around services. Sheray is known for her collaborative spirit and is best known for organizing community suppers in the Meadowood Neighborhood as a way of building trust and relationships with her neighbors. In response to challenges impacting the Meadowood community, Sheray and fellow community members founded Southwest Madison Community Organizers (SWMCO) in 2013. With grants from the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment and the Morgridge Center for Public Service’s Matching Grants program SWMCO evolved from a group of concerned citizens into a functioning grassroots community organizing initiative addressing issues around housing, economic development, transportation issues, food systems, racial reconciliation, and youth organizing.