UW South Madison Partnership announces 2020 expansion

By Kristina LeVan, UW-Madison

The UW South Madison Partnership is moving into expanded space to support current and future growth as an important community resource. The Board of Regents approved the move and expansion into the former Madison College South facility at The Village on Park on Dec. 5. Renovation of the office, event and instructional spaces, to be located at 2238 S. Park St. in Madison, begins in January 2020 with an anticipated completion timeline in late spring.

“From the beginning, the goal of the UW South Madison Partnership has been to create partnerships between the campus community and the South Madison community in a space that is accessible and responsive to their needs,” says Brenda González, director of community relations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “This important expansion helps us strengthen our current relationships and build new ones so we can best support a shared vision of the future.”

Opened in 2015, UWSMP serves as a place for the university to connect and collaborate with community partners and members of the South Madison community. In the five years since its launch, the South Madison Partnership has outgrown its current site. Made up of two private offices, one small conference room and a large classroom and event space, UWSMP welcomes 1,100 people each month and hosts 10 or more weekly programs ranging from educational courses to health and legal services. Read more …