Morgridge Center for Public Service



Phone (608) 263-2432

Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Red Gym, Suite 154
716 Langdon St
Madison WI 53706-1400

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The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects campus and community through service, service learning and community-based research to build a thriving democratic society.

The Morgridge Center for Public Service will lead the University of Wisconsin-Madison in preparing students to be their best civic selves for lifelong civic engagement by building capacity, in partnership with the community, to address complex problems locally and globally.

The Center:
  • is a leader in engaging students in learning and leadership through service through programs such as Badger Volunteers.
  • offers a Volunteer Database of hundreds of one-time and on-going service opportunities in Madison and Dane County
  • offers Student Peer Advisors who provide one-on-one advising to interested volunteers;
  • provides Volunteer Fairs featuring more than 100 local service organizations;
  • provides Service Grants to provide student organizations opportunities to create and implement service projects; and leadership opportunities
  • organizes Wisconsin Union Directorate's Alternative Breaks and Community Services Committees.
  • assists faculty and other teaching staff in the design of service-learning and community-based research experiences.
  • works to create sustainable partnerships with community organizations, citizen groups, and local coalitions to meet identified community needs.
Resources in this area include:
  • Full-time professional staff assistance
  • Undergraduate Service-Learning Fellows
  • a Faculty Consultation Team
  • Course Development Grants
  • Service-Learning Resource Center.
Initiatives include:
  • the University Community Partnership Office in Village Mall
  • training programs and discussion sessions
  • University-wide Public Service Forums
  • public lectures by nationally recognized leaders in the areas of civic engagement, service-learning and community-based research.
Stats, Numbers and Fun Facts
  • In Fall 2017, 61 official Service-Learning courses are being offered at UW-Madison across 39 different departments or programs.

  • Seven (7) projects, featuring 15 students, were awarded 2017-18 Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships.

  • In 2016-17, 1,568 UW-Madison students participated in the Badger Volunteers program. Those students dedicated more than 32,300 hours to 96 community partner organizations.

  • In the 2016-17 academic year, 116 UW-Madison students volunteered as tutor/mentors with the Achievement Connections math tutoring program, supporting local high school students.

  • Volunteers is in its third year of collaboration with the School of Business Compass Program. Participation in Badger Volunteers fulfills a requirement for students in program.

  • L&S Career Services partners with the Morgridge Center for Public Service to host two annual Public Service Fairs – offering students the opportunity to meet with over 80 local and national nonprofits and government agencies to find jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.

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