Children, Youth and Families

Partners for After School Success (PASS)

Partners for After School Success Host Sites Opportunities

Members serve at host sites in Dane County, Wisconsin, including:

Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts

Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts is nestled within the centrally located Bayview Foundation Townhomes, a multicultural affordable housing development near downtown Madison that serves families from over ten countries. PASS AmeriCorps members will support youth grades 6-12 in Bayview's after school programs and through one on one tutoring at Hamilton Middle School. Working closely with program staff, members will provide academic and social emotional support in after school programs, plan and implement educational and recreational programming and support guest facilitators in arts and healthy lifestyle activities. Programming includes Bayview’s Youth Council, healthy cooking club, teen night and (College and Career Mentorship Program) Bayview.

Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center

AmeriCorps members plan and deliver educational and recreational programming to children and youth at this south Madison host site. Members co-facilitate the Girl Neighborhood Power, Teen Program, Homework Club and Power Hours middle and high school academic and youth enrichment programs. In addition to youth programming, members tutor five students in literacy at the neighborhood middle school, mentor students, and engage youth in community service activities. PASS members serving at BLW are an integral part of the team providing a safe and fun experience for children after school.

Boys & Girls Club—Verona Area High School

PASS members serving with the Boys & Girls Club are sited at the Verona Area High School as member of the BGC College Club Program. The goal of College Club is to provide students an opportunity to explore post high school educational and career options while giving them the academic support needed to graduate. In addition, members provide literacy tutoring to at least eight students, engage College Club members in community service and mentor students throughout the school day. PASS members interact closely with teachers and school personnel, making this site an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in understanding the rewards and challenges of working in a school-based setting. The Verona College Club PASS AmeriCorps member should be a college graduate with access to a vehicle.

Common Wealth Development

AmeriCorps members are a vital part of the Youth Programs team at Common Wealth. Our award-winning programs serve a diverse group of youth who face barriers to employment and higher education throughout Madison and Sun Prairie. Members will co-lead job development and financial literacy workshops for middle, high and alternative school students, as well as help facilitate the placement of teens into local jobs. A large component the service year will be one-on-one student mentoring to ensure each teen's success at their job placement and in other aspects of their life. This may include members building relationships with students' families, teachers and other people in their support system. Members will be encouraged to connect with other organizations to learn about community resources to assist in mentoring youth and for their own professional development. Common Wealth staff will support members as they explore their personal and professional interests and incorporate them in their mentoring and youth work. Service will be performed at the Common Wealth office on the near-East side of Madison, as well as at various schools and community centers.

Elver Park Neighborhood Center

PASS AmeriCorps members serving at Elver Park Neighborhood Center will provide literacy tutoring to at least 5 students at a Madison or Middleton middle school, coordinate the Center homework club, mentor youth participants and provide engaging extended learning programming for 15-20 southwest Madison middle and high school youth in the center's after school and summer programs. Responsibilities include working with center staff to plan and implement youth volunteer service projects and youth center events. Members will have a rich experience in youth work, tutoring and community networking at Wisconsin Youth Center by serving with an experienced supervisor and staff committed to impacting the community.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls and the PASS AmeriCorps member will provide this leadership opportunity to girls throughout Dane County. Members will work with a variety of community centers and schools, in the greater Madison area, to provide Girl Scout programming and community service. This is a great opportunity to work with multiple sites and organizations during your time with PASS. Although tutoring will not be a component of this role, members will have the opportunity to encourage leadership growth in the girls of the groups they will lead and mentor. Members will be part of the Girl Scouts—Badgerland team!

Goodman Community Center (GCC)

PASS AmeriCorps members support our academic achievement and enrichment middle and high school aged programming through literacy tutoring during the school day andstudy hall tutoring, engaging recreation mini-courses, and community service projects after school. We will work with your strengths and schedule, and our needs to find a mutually beneficial work plan to best serve our community. Members will be challenged to design new program initiatives and offerings, with a very diverse youth population. Goodman Community Center's after school and evening program includes gender-specific programs, academic interventions, fitness, music and performance art programming is our beautiful facilities. The Goodman Community Center is the largest community center in Dane County, and our program is recognized as a 21st Century CLC state leader in day-school connections and engaging academic programming.

Goodman South Madison Public Library

The Partners for After School Success AmeriCorps member will work with the Goodman South Madison Library staff to expand the scope of programs and services for tweens and teens in the community. In addition to coordinating tutoring and academic support programs to address the unmet educational needs of middle and high school youth, the PASS AmeriCorps member will create extended learning programs that build social and emotional learning skills and engage the youth in volunteer services to the community.

Kennedy Heights Community Center

Our center is located in the heart of one of Madison's most diverse low-income neighborhoods. PASS AmeriCorps members will support, plan and implement positive youth development programming for youth in 5th–9th grades. This may include facilitating academic support programs, coordinating service and leadership programming, gender-specific programming, art, STEM and recreational programming. Part of the members' duties include one-on-one literacy tutoring at the local middle school during the school day. Members are an important part of our small staff team and participate in decision making and helping every family to thrive. Kennedy Heights is located on Madison's north side.

Lussier Community Education Center

At LCEC, AmeriCorps members will plan and implement activities for middle school youth through the Youth Resource Center and for high school youth through the Teen Build Up program. Services focus on educational achievement, personal and leadership development, community service, arts, and healthy life-styles through recreation and nutrition. Members will serve youth individually, in small and large groups. Members provide literacy tutoring at Jefferson middle school or Memorial high school. Lussier Community Education Center is a well-established resource on Madison's west side serving a high percentage of African American youth from low-income families.

Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR)

MSCR AmeriCorps members serve at Madison Metropolitan School District middle schools through Youth Resource Center programs or at the Community Learning Centers at LaFollette or West High School. School days are spent interacting with students including one-on-one literacy tutoring supporting adult volunteers with the Schools of Hope program, and preparing extended learning activities delivered after school. After school programs include academic and social enrichment, community service, and recreational activities. Members will have an opportunity to create an after school clubs that reflects their passion and interests. Members will also be responsible for organizing Project Unify clubs and activities. Project Unify is a partnership between MSCR and Special Olympics providing leadership and recreational opportunities for students with and without disabilities. As a school-based site, MSCR provides a unique opportunity for members to experience the rigors, challenges and rewards of working in a school setting.

AmeriCorps members and students at a community garden plot.
Meadowood Community Center

The PASS AmeriCorps member will tutor middle school students in literacy at Toki Middle School. This person will work directly with middle & high school students at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center during after school hours. One of the main responsibilities of this position will be to implement a hands-on, media-based curriculum connecting low income youth with technology in an effort to build real world skills. Serving in a new facility, members will have the opportunity to engage youth in service to the community and develop youth programs to develop social skills.

The Middleton Youth Center

The Middleton Youth Center serves 5th–8th grade students in a community just west of Madison. The PASS AmeriCorps member will provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to five students at Kromrey Middle School. Members will help coordinate our homework help program, plan and lead enrichment activities focused on social-emotional learning, and involve students in service-learning opportunities. As a new program, we are excited to involve the PASS member in the development of new program opportunities including a weekly Girls Group and increasing the capacity and effectiveness of the homework help program. Members will have an opportunity to integrate their interests and talents to the program development process. If you're interested in an opportunity to serve in a vibrant, growing, creative site—check out the Middleton Youth Center.

Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM)

The PASS AmeriCorps member enhances the academic achievement, college readiness, and career development programs offered by the ULGM. These programs include Schools of Hope Middle School Tutoring Program, the 21st Century Careers Program, and Project REACH. Members will tutor at least 8 middle school youth in literacy; assist with the recruitment, screening, training, and placement of adult volunteer tutors; and help design and implement career and college exploration activities. During the summer, the member will aid in the organization and administration of a 7-week long first employment internship program for students entering the 9th grade. Members serve primarily at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie during the school year and at the Urban League of Greater Madison during the summer.

Vera Court Neighborhood Center

AmeriCorps members will tutor students in literacy throughout the school day at either Black Hawk or Sherman Middle Schools. During the afternoon and early evening hours, members will serve as a co-leader for the Girl Neighborhood Power program, facilitating discussions and planning filed trips around empowerment, nutrition, self-image and general teen issues, or as a co-leader for the Youth Leadership Program facilitating discussions and planning field trips around prevention and intervention topics as well as life management skills. All members will serve as leaders in both the Middle and High School academic programs empowering students to take charge of their academic careers and to help prepare them for college. Members will act as liaisons between the school and the center, help with volunteer recruitment, assist non-English speaking youth and families, and organize community service and civic engagement projects. Members will be a part of the Vera Court team!

AmeriCorps members and students in a group photo.


If you are interested in getting more information, please contact Bonnie Erickson at (608) 242-6285 or

To apply please send your résumé and cover letter to Bonnie Erickson. Please indicate which host sites are of interest to you.