our mission

Using skill sharing we connect people of diverse backgrounds to meet collective and individual needs, develop abolitionist awareness and practices in order to create resilient and just alternative communities.

our vision

Flywheel seeks to learn about and more fully manifest options for interconnected communities in which meaningful relationships are grounded in racial, economic and social justice practices, principles and values. We are committed to enhancing the capacity of marginalized and other communities to invite radical alternatives to the life and soul crushing violence of racial capitalism and patriarchy. We engage creative and non-violent, life-affirming, contemplative, healing, transformative action as the primary means of response to the deep historical and institutionalized violence and other harm.



Through abolitionist restorative justice, timebanking, skill sharing and cultural enrichment, we seek to transform power dynamics, empower autonomous community led solutions and heal the harm of divide and conquer, silos, internalized oppression, alienation, status clinging, blame games and other overlays and remnants imperialism, colonialism and racial capitalism. 

We refuse to become what 500 years of oppression has asked us to become: inactive, unaware, violent, self-hating, suspicious and fearful people who do what we are told even against our best interests as if we were robots. 

Instead we choose to liberate our identities, communities and resources by creating alternatives that are based on fundamental respect for the basic goodness of the earth and its resources, fellow humankind and its richness and basic goodness and power of Black, Brown poor, youth, queer and other so called marginalized communities.

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our blog

Year End Letter

December Newsletter    We did it again. As the year comes to a close, we are once again in the position to look back at our work

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From Timebank to Flywheel Skill Sharing: What’s the Difference?

When I started working at Dane County Timebank two years ago, I was very interested in the idea of independence from the death grip of money over our lives. Timebanking opened the door to go beyond the constraints of money. People were exchanging their skills and resources based on something much more important than money. The exchanges were offered through a sense of lifting up the values of reciprocity, autonomy and a sense of can-do empowerment. Dignity, strength and connection were supported in these exchanges.

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November Updates

Happy November to you all! We hope you are staying warm and staying connected as the days get shorter and colder. There are lots of

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Year End Letter

December Newsletter    We did it again. As the year comes to a close, we are once again in the position to look back at our work

Read More »

From Timebank to Flywheel Skill Sharing: What’s the Difference?

When I started working at Dane County Timebank two years ago, I was very interested in the idea of independence from the death grip of money over our lives. Timebanking opened the door to go beyond the constraints of money. People were exchanging their skills and resources based on something much more important than money. The exchanges were offered through a sense of lifting up the values of reciprocity, autonomy and a sense of can-do empowerment. Dignity, strength and connection were supported in these exchanges.

Read More »

November Updates

Happy November to you all! We hope you are staying warm and staying connected as the days get shorter and colder. There are lots of

Read More »

our team

Kayasia Blake

Mariah Kozmer

Mayra Dominguez

Ryan Eykholt

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