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Upcoming Events:

The Culturally Responsive Volunteer

2018-2019 Spring Semester Series

Part 1 - February 13, 2019, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. or 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. at LaFollette High School, 702 Pflaum Rd

Part 2 - March 7, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive

A workshop series designed to help MMSD volunteers develop more meaningful student/tutor relationships. This is a two-part workshop series presented once each semester. Part one of the series, presented at the Volunteer Tutor Training is designed to give the attendees exposure to the ideas and concepts of identities and implicit bias. Part two of this series will allow attendees to explore these concepts in greater context. Attendance at both sessions is encouraged, but not a requirement.

Presenters:   MMSD: Eric Kestin, Lachele Greenlee

Workshop outcomes:

  • Explore our own racial, cultural, and linguistic identities

  • Understand implicit bias and explore the impact of our own biases on our work with students.

  • Learn strategies to grow a more meaningful relationship with students.

Part 1 - Focus on our own identity, assumptions, and bias

Part 2 - Focus on Identity, Bias and Intent vs Impact

RSVP here or call (608) 663-4941

To learn about the MMSD tutoring partnerships:

  • Elementary Schools of Hope - seeking community volunteers to tutor elementary students in literacy. Schools of Hope partnership is located in 19 of the MMSD elementary schools.

  • Middle Schools of Hope - seeking community volunteers to tutor middle school students in literacy and math. Middle Schools of Hope is located in nine MMSD middle schools.

  • Juventud/Escalera program - seeking qualified community volunteers, preferably bilingual, to tutor and mentor middle school and high school students. The Juventud and Escalera programs provide academic support, leadership opportunities and parent engagement opportunities to Latino and Spanish speaking students.

  • Achievement Connections - seeking community volunteers to tutor 9th grade algebra and 10th grade geometry. Achievement Connections is located in three of the MMSD high schools.


If you have any questions, please contact Laura Whitmore, MMSD Community Partnership Coordinator at (608) 663-4941.