Southwest Madison


CUE has been involved with the South West Madison Community Organizers (SWMCO) since 2011. SWMCO is a group of Southwest Madison residents, UW-Madison faculty and students and Madison/Dane County Public Health Department nurses that work to build leadership in the community as a way to promote holistic health and well being.


Objective 1: Help SWMCO with documenting their community organizing process and model and to act as a “traffic cop” to coordinate and organize university requests for partnerships.

Objective 2:
Identify resource gaps and work to fill them with UW-Madison faculty, staff and students.

Project Courses

  • Community and Environmental Sociology service learning capstone course on neighborhood free space
  • School of Human Ecology community-based research
  • Environmental Studies service learning capstone course on youth gardening


Project Information

CUE Affiliates: Randy Stoecker, Sam Dennis, Jr., Brian Christens, Shannon Sparks

Community Partners
: South West Madison Community Organizers

Ira and Ienva Reily Wisconsin Idea Endowment, Morgridge Match, Zieve Fellowship