A UW-Madison student with Badger Volunteers reviews math problems with a local middle school student during an after school tutoring program. Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications
Public service is a cornerstore of a UW-Madison education. The College of Letters & Science is dedicated to supporting the university's commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that the university should improve people's lives beyond the classroom.
Letters & Science is home to teachers, educators, researchers and innovators. Through outreach and service, our departments, programs, faculty, staff and students are helping to bring discovery to the people of Wisconsin and beyond.
The Wisconsin Idea in Action
In summer 2011, L&S senior Jannet Arenas (no relation to Andrea "Tess' Arenas) enrolled in Environmental Science 600, a service learning course.
Through a partnership with the college, the Office of Service Learning and Community Based Research, the Department of Natural Resources and Centro Hispano, Arenas created the Centro Hispano Fishing Club.
The Club served elementary and middle school aged Latino youth from Centro's client base.
The Latino youth truly enjoyed themselves as they became stewards of the land we call "home." As a result, OSLCBR will be expanding the partnership with DNR and five non-profit agencies in Summer 2012 to offer Fishing Clubs across Wisconsin to serve African Americans, Latinos, Hmong and Native American youth.