Community Partners

2016-17 Community Partners



Underground Food Collective is a Madison-based food company that encompasses Underground Meats, Forequarter Restaurant, Underground Butcher, Lowry Hill Meats, and Underground Catering. Our focus is on using sustainable ingredients from the Upper Midwest with a focus on high quality products and creating materials for other people to learn about clean, healthy food. 


HEX-U, a new program of the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison which will begin in Fall of 2016, is modeled on the Center’s successful Public Humanities Exchange for graduate students (HEX) and will support undergraduate students who wish to translate their scholarship into community projects implemented in partnership with a local organization. This program is unique in that it will not place undergraduate students in existing positions, but will support students as they design, implement, and complete translational projects based in humanities fields and methods. HEX-U is predicated on the notion that student creativity, rather than pre-existing placements and internships, are a source of successful engagement for the student as well as for community partners and the individuals they serve.

Great World Texts in Wisconsin (GWT), a program of the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, connects UW faculty with high-school teachers across the state through the shared goal of encouraging high school and university students to read the classic world texts, both ancient and modern.  Fall and spring curriculum workshops welcome high school teachers to campus, fostering connections with UW faculty, graduate students, and librarians.  High school and college classes participate in these projects throughout the year. Each program culminates in a student conference in the spring. Since its inception, GWT has focused on Journey to the West, Confessions, The God of Small Things, Antigone, 1001 Nights, Things Fall Apart, The Brothers Karamazov, 100 Years of Solitude, Don Quixote, Dante’s Inferno, and Snow. The 2016-17 text will be The Tempest by William Shakespeare.


The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) is the only institution in southern Wisconsin dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It organizes and presents ten exhibitions each year; in addition to artists with well-established international reputations, the museum presents work by emerging and local artists, thus offering unique opportunities for these young artists and their growing audiences. The museum's education programs also serve broad audiences from a wide geographic area. For instance, MMoCA's School Tour program served 4,000 young people from 13 Wisconsin counties last year. MMoCA also offers outreach programs such as Art Cart, a free summer series of art workshops that serve kids at local parks and beaches. Large-events such as the MMoCA-organized Art Fair on the Square are also key components of the museum's program. The art fair and MMoCA's year-round programs and exhibitions are destinations for visitors from throughout the region. The museum is both a cultural driver and an economic engine for the city of Madison. It serves a broad audience and helps make Madison a place where residents want to live.

UW Health is a nationally recognized academic health system associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  It encompasses the research, education and patient care activities that take place at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and within UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority.  Our mission is to advance health without compromise through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility.  We serve 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites.


Racial disparities compromise the life chances of far too many children and families of color and thwart our common interest that every child grows up healthy, safe and successful. The primary mission of Race to Equity (R2E) is to build a fairer, more just and thriving community by narrowing the gaps in the opportunities and outcomes between families of color and the larger community.