Elver Park Programs

To all of our friends, neighbors and community members,
Recently two of our neighborhood center staff were called racial slurs while walking down a street in Madison. The use of racial slurs to demean and disempower people violates their rights. Not only that but it also threatens our sense of safety and security. As neighborhood centers, we ask that our program participants take pride in their community and feel a responsibility toward improving it. This unfortunate event reinforces that not everyone feels this sense of connection and inclusivity. It brings to light the importance of talking about race in a way that empowers and educates. We ask all of our community members to join us in thoughtful reflections about the way that we treat others. We call on Madison citizens to treat each other with respect. We hope that this message helps to inspire honest and thoughtful dialogue about how to create a better Madison, where all citizens are empowered and included.

K-5 Program

Wisconsin Youth Company is pleased to provide a K-5 after school and summer day camp to qualifying families who live in the Elver Park neighborhood.

Families must meet income qualifications to enroll. To register or for more information, please contact the administrative office at 608-276-9782 ext. 0. 

2016-2017 Fees and Payment Calendar (including 2017 summer)

If your child is sick or will be absent for another reason please call the attendance message line:
(608) 276-9898

(608) 335-1424

EPNC K-5 AFTER SCHOOL Hours of Operation:
Monday 1-5:45 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 2:30-5:45 p.m.

Weekly Schedule
1-1:30 p.m. - arrival and check in
1:30-2:30 p.m. - sports and games at Elver Park
2:30-4 p.m. -  arrival, snack and free play
4-4:30 p.m. - academic games or homework club
4:30-5 p.m. - outside play or gym time
5-5:30 p.m. - project time, clean up
5:30 p.m. -  shuttle leaves
5:45 p.m. - center closes


  • Elver Park and Theresa Terrace neighborhood centers are happy to partner with the Madison Police Department and Common Wealth Development in the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation planning grant. We appreciate all of the friends, neighbors and organizations working to build community in Madison's southwest neighborhoods. 


  • Elver Park Neighborhood Center was lucky enough to participate in the United Way: Days of Caring, an annual volunteer event that kicks off the United Way campaign and helps plant the seeds of volunteerism in our community. We want to thank the volunteers from the Group Health Cooperative for painting our gym. It has truly transformed the space into a fun place for kids to get active. To view some pictures from this event, visit the photo gallery here

  • The EPNC kitchen remodel is complete and looks great! Thank you to all who donated to this project. Check out this timelapse video. A special thank you to Legacy Builders Group for their generous donation and their excellent work!


  • EPNC 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.

  • EPNC is honored to be awarded an additional $10,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to be put toward our kitchen renovation project. 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.  We greatly appreciate the foundation supporting our work to improve the lives of families in the Elver Park neighborhood.




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Teen Program

Navigating the bridge between childhood and adulthood is challenging for most teens. The role of the Elver Park Neighborhood Center (EPNC) is to provide social support, homework help and guidance to teens that live in the Elver Park area as they travel that bridge.  At the center teens can participate in sports, academic time and other organized activities all led by caring adult role models.

EPNC Teen Program Program Cell:

EPNC Teen Program Hours of Operation:
Monday 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 3-7 p.m.
Friday 3-6 p.m.

2016 EPNC Teen Summer Schedule

2015-2016 EPNC Teen School Year Schedule

Elver Park Neighborhood Center:
Please contact the administrative office for more information:
608-276-9782 ext. 0

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!

Employers are taking notice of AmeriCorps with many joining the Employers of National Service initiative—a concerted effort to connect AmeriCorps alumni to employers who understand the value alumni bring to their organization. Check it out!

To apply for a PASS position at Wisconsin Youth Company, click to complete your application.  

Click here to see a few photos of the AmeriCorps Pass members working with the EPNC teens.