Elver Park Neighborhood Center (EPNC) and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center (TTNC) could not exist without the financial support of our funders and community partners. Thanks to their dedication and shared concern for youth we are providing recreation, academic support and mentoring to the youth of the Greater Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhoods.
City of Madison, Office of Community Services, Community Resources Program
EPNC and TTNC receives money from this program to "enhance the health and quality of life in Madison's neighborhoods for children, youth, families and the elderly." https://www.cityofmadison.com/
City of Madison Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Funds from CDBG cover facility use costs for EPNC and TTNC. This falls under the city's funding priority of "strengthening Madison's neighborhoods by helping sustain the operation of neighborhood centers that bring people of diverse backgrounds together and serve as neighborhood focal points." https://www.cityofmadison.com/cdbg/
Dane County Human Services
EPNC and TTNC receive funding from Dane County Human Services through its Children, Youth and Families Division which has as one of its priorities funding Youth Resource Centers. Youth Resource Centers are dedicated to meeting the needs of middle school age youth in the neighborhood where they live. www.danecountyhumanservices.org
TTNC receives funding from First Weber Group Foundation to expand on existing elementary after school programming and adult employment services. This allocation coincides with First Weber Group Foundation values, aiming to strengthen local communities and the lives of individuals. https://www.firstweber.com/foundation/faq.php
Madison Community Foundation (MCF)
MCF uses its local knowledge and assets to inspire giving, support meaningful initiatives and connect people for the common good. Since 1942, MCF has been connecting generous donors like you with causes they care about most, helping them make a positive difference now and far into the future. www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org
Elver Park Neighborhood Center is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation for the renovation of its’ kitchen. The Elver Park Neighborhood Center runs programs for low-income, at risk youth. The kitchen renovation will allow us to expand our services as a community gathering space and better serve our participants. The kitchen is used for cooking classes and serving meals to children and teens in our programs.
The Evjue Foundation is the charitable arm of The Capital Times newspaper. It was established in 1970 and since then has contributed $53 million to organizations working to improve the quality of life in Madison and Dane County. Elver Park Neighborhood Center has recently been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to be put toward our kitchen renovation project. We greatly appreciate the foundation supporting our work to improve the lives of families in the Elver Park neighborhood.
Funds from the CUNA Mutual Foundation support the operation of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center. The Foundation supports programs that strengthen the Madison community. We are pleased to work with them in the opening of this new center in the Theresa Terrace/Hammersley neighborhood. https://www.cunamutual.com/about-us/community-involvement
PASS is an AmeriCorps program serving middle and high school youth with the goal of enhancing youth academic achievement. PASS members provide literacy tutoring and academic support, organize and engage youth in community service projects, and provide youth development programming during after school hours to build social-emotional learning skills. Members serve 35 hours a week at school, neighborhood and youth center host sites located in Madison and outlying communities.
PASS offers an exciting professional development experience by providing over 100 hours of training, direct service experience serving in school or community-based environment with on-site supervisory support, the chance to explore career interests and build your resume while changing the life of a youth, impacting the community and making a difference!
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Photo Gallery of AmeriCorps Pass members working with the EPNC teens.
Madison Police Department | West District officers work closely with families and youth in Elver Park and Theresa Terrace area making sure they have access to services like EPNC and TTNC offers. http://www.cityofmadison.com/Police/west/
Dane County Youth Resource Network | EPNC and TTNC are members of this organization which advocates for and supports youth programs. http://www.allwisyouth.org/
University of Wisconsin Madison: Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) Program | ARMS coordinates an on-going community-wide collaboration around K-5 science education, and bringing existing programming, resources and stakeholders together to make a lasting impact. https://wiscience.wisc.edu/ARMS-program
University of Wisconsin Madison: Dance Department: Performing Ourselves | Performing Ourselves is a dance outreach project based in Madison, WI that empowers girls through dance. The program teaches a movement-based curriculum to girls in schools and local community centers. Performing Ourselves combines dance education, dance/movement therapy principles and performance to foster embodiment, resiliency, and positive self-concept in underserved youth. https://www.performingourselves.com/