Morgridge Center for Public Service

Web http://www.morgridge.wisc.edu/

Email info@morgridge.wisc.edu

Phone (608) 263-2432

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

Fax (608) 262-0542

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

With the generous support of John and Tashia Morgridge, the Morgridge Center was founded in 1996.

Helpful Links: 
http://morgridge.wisc.edu/faculty -- Faculty 
http://morgridge.wisc.edu/community -- Community 

MISSION:
The Morgridge Center for Public Service promotes citizenship and learning through service within local, national and global communities. The Center builds on the Wisconsin Idea, a strong tradition of service to the community by students, faculty and alumni.  It is UW-Madison's center for public service - connecting students, faculty and academic staff with nonprofits and the community through volunteerism, service-learning and community-based research.

VISION:  
The Morgridge Center will lead the University in preparing students for lifelong civic engagement by building capacity, in partnership with the community, to solve 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.



Keywords:LEARNING BADGER VOLUNTEER FAIR WORK SERVICE TUTOR TUTORING PUBLIC LEADERSHIP CITIZENSHIP intern volunteering   Doc ID:9230
Owner:Geoff M.Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-03-01 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-05-10 12:37 CDT
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