Morgridge Center for Public Service
With the generous support of John and Tashia Morgridge, the Morgridge Center was founded in 1996. The Morgridge Center promotes citizenship and learning through service within local, national and global communities.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service advances the Wisconsin Idea by developing and promoting civic engagement, strengthening teaching and learning, and facilitating collaborative partnerships through public service, academic service-learning, community-based research and engaged scholarship.
Morgridge Center Programs
Teams of UW students sign up to volunteer at participating community organizations on a weekly basis for an entire semester.
This program provides free taxi rides for students who volunteer at least 8 times with non-profits that are off a bus line or beyond a transfer point.
Undergraduate students collaborate with community groups and faculty to design and implement service ideas that meet community needs. Stipends and credit are provided.
VolunteerYourTime.org is an online database that features hundreds of local non-profit agencies and more than 800 current volunteer opportunities in Dane County.
Kauffman Entrepreneurship Internships
The Kauffman Internship program provides stipends for students to use their entrepreneurial skills while interning with a community organization.
Our award program recognizes students and community organizations and their efforts to advance the Wisconsin Idea and address issues in our community.
UW-Madison offers more than 50 service-learning courses every year. These credit-bearing courses engage students in service activities at non-profit agencies, providing deeper understanding of course content.
This online database helps community groups and UW-Madison faculty and staff connect and create collaborative service-learning and community-based research projects.
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