Following the Wisconsin Idea — the principle that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the university classroom — iSchool students are engaged in community outreach programs in Madison, throughout the state of Wisconsin, and around the world.
Allied Drive Literacy Time
Allied Drive Literacy Time volunteers create book-based after-school programs in south Madison.
Jail Library Group
The Jail Library Group provides reading materials to inmates in Dane County jails.
Accolades & grant support
iSchool community engagement activities have received numerous accolades, awards as well as grant support.
- (2013) “Jail Library Project” wins UW-Madison Community-University Partnership Award and Madison Sheriff’s Department Citizen Award in 2012-2013
- (2013) IMLS Research Grant of $140,071 to support the Convening Great Lakes Culture Keepers conference supported by the TLAM student organization.