On Friday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the Morgridge Center for Public Service will be hosting a “Field Trip to the Literacy Network.”
All students are welcome to attend and learn more about the Literacy Network, a community organization that teaches reading, writing, communication and computer skills to adults in Dane County. All participants will also hear about volunteer and internship opportunities with the Literacy Network.
Students should arrive at the Red Gym at 10:30 a.m. to take the Madison Metro bus with Morgridge Center staff to the Literacy Network, located at 701 Dane Street, Madison, WI 53713.
“I see a lot of students who come in for advising appointments who are unaware of all of the unique volunteer opportunities in the Madison community, and how to get there,” Morgridge Center Peer Advisor Jaya Monte says. “It can be scary going to a new place on an unfamiliar bus route by yourself, so this is a great opportunity to take that first step.”
Participants will hear from Literacy Network staff about the mission and learn how to engage with service in purposeful and beneficial ways, as well as enjoy a delicious lunch from El Pastor, a local restaurant on the south side of Madison.
“At the Morgridge Center, we are trying to help foster better partnerships for community engagement and be more aware of our privilege coming from this institution,” Morgridge Center Community Outreach Intern Sofia Rodriguez says.
Rodriguez adds that this event is an opportunity for students at UW–Madison who might not already be involved with the Morgridge Center or their community—to learn how to serve responsibly, and with a community-centered approach.
If interested in attending this event, please via the link here RSVP. It will help ensure that we have enough food ordered for everyone.