South Madison Partnership

South Madison Partnership

Opened in 2015, the UW South Madison Partnership (UWSMP) is a UW–Madison initiative designed to meet the South Madison community’s needs and foster mutually beneficial relationships. Located in the Villager Mall, the physical space—equipped with classroom space, conference rooms, private meeting areas, and university resources—allows community members to engage with UW–Madison in a more accessible, meaningful way.

Current programming at the UWSMP includes the UW Odyssey Project, which offers a free humanities course for adult students facing economic barriers to college, and the Neighborhood Law Clinic, which provides a range of legal and advocacy services to low-income community members.

University partners are encouraged to utilize the space for classes and meetings to engage community members and integrate students into the community. (Please read usage guidelines before reserving a space.)

UWSMP Community Newsletter

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Villager Mall
2312 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53713


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Reserve Space

“(The South Madison Partnership) brings the Wisconsin Idea into the community in a very comfortable and welcoming way.”

Fabu Carter, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

SMP Goals

  • Bring together UW–Madison groups and programs that are already working with the South Madison community
  • Build, promote, and host community-based learning courses
  • Work with community partners to engage the community in a space that is more accessible and open to meeting community needs
  • Build on community strengths to create new equitable, mutually-beneficial partnerships for long-term positive impact
  • Act as a gateway to the greater UW–Madison campus

UWSMP Advisory Group

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UWSMP Advisory Group Members

Valentina Ahedo, Madison College

Erin Bailey-Winston, UW Carbone Center Cancer Health Disparities Initiative

Jerrod Buckner, Morgridge Institute for Research

Fabu CarterWisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Sheri Carter, Madison Common Council

Prenicia Clifton, UW–Madison Precollege and Youth Programs

Mary Beth Collins, UW–Madison School of Human Ecology

Sarah Esmond, UW–Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity

Merry Farrier-Babanovski, UW South Madison Partnership

Annalee Good, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Laura Green, Catholic Multicultural Center

Lane Hanson, UW–Madison Center for Patient Partnerships

Mitch, UW–Madison Law School Neighborhood Law Clinic

Kevin Mullen, UW–Madison Odyssey Project

Brenda González, UW–Madison Community Relations

Emily Reynolds, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Hedi RuddBadger Rock Neighborhood Center

Karen Menendez Coller, Centro Hispano

Beth Tryon, UW–Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service

Nasra Wehelie, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin