Darrin Madison says he is fortunate to have found a mentor in David Bowen, whom he met through Urban Underground, and a benefactor in Sandy Pasch. The current and former state representatives helped Madison raise funds and find employment that enabled him to enter Howard University in Washington, D.C. in fall 2015.
But he was forced to return to Milwaukee after his freshman year to work and raise money to pay off his freshman tuition. Hoping to someday practice environmental law, Madison is a member of Public Allies, coordinating volunteers at the Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center. He has launched a GoFundMe campaign soon to help pay his balance and return to Howard.