Slow Food UW

Slow Food UW is a campus student organization who are interested in the question of where our food comes from, geographically and culturally. Started in 2007, Slow Food UW is part of a global movement that appreciates the stories behind the meals we eat. UW Madison is one of the first universities in the nation to start a university chapter of Slow Food. Our group builds on years of success in uniting local chefs, farmers, and students in bringing the rich traditions of slow, sustainable, and local eating to campus.

Expertise: food and health, environment, sustainable agriculture, social justice, food sovereignty

1127 University Ave
Email: slowfooduw[at]
Or contact specific Slow Food UW leaders

CUE Projects:

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

At the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, it is our mission to enable all young people to realize their full potential to become productive, responsible and caring adults. Affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America, our Club is led locally by a dedicated team of professionals with expertise in youth development, business management and community outreach. With generous support from volunteers and donors, and through partnerships with local businesses, foundations and community programs, the Club is able to touch the lives of more than 2,100 young people. (taken from its website)

Please take a look at their contact us page in their website to find the most appropriate staff you want to talk to.

Partnership with UW-Madison:

CUE Affiliates: Beth TryonMargaret Nellis

Park Street Partners

Park Street Partners (PSP) is a coalition of organizations representing residents and businesses within the Park Street Corridor who have a stake its revitalization. Park Street Partners facilitates communication and coordination of Park Street revitalization and community engagement in public issues. Open meetings are held monthly at the Villager.

Established in 2002, PSP strives to be visionary, inclusive, responsive, and accountable to the Southside community. Membership includes private and public institutions, neighborhood-based organizations, residents, and small businesses that have a stake in the sustainable redevelopment of the Southside.

Ariel Kaufman (2009–2010 PSP chair)
Phone: 608-260-2674
Email: alkaufm2[at]

Partnership with UW-Madison:

CUE AffiliatesMargaret Nellis, Ariel Kaufman

South Madison Farmer’s Market

""The South Madison Farmers’ Market is located on the Southside of Madison and is one of the community’s greatest assets. It is an enjoyable community gathering place that offers fresh organic produce, flower bouquets, meat, and baked goods. The market is available four days a week during the growing season: Mondays at 2500 Rimrock Road, Sundays and Tuesdays at the Labor Temple lawn (1602 S. Park Street), and Thursdays at The Villager.

Robert Pierce, Market Manager
(608) 358-5834
Email: rep1313[at]

Partnership with UW-Madison:

CUE Affiliates: Margaret Nellis, Ariel Kaufman, Alfonso Morales

Northport-Packer Housing Complex

The Northport Neighborhood Networks Community Learning Center & Packer Neighborhood Networks Community Learning Center provide resources, programs, and support in areas of education and employment.

There is a strong emphasis on technology training and access. Housing management and residents work cooperatively to provide programs which meet needs of all ages. Five Head Start classrooms operate in the two centers. A full-day day-care is also available. Programs and activities supporting the education and positive interaction of youth in grades K-12 are available. Adult education services, technology training, and career planning/placement services are available. Family literacy and parenting programs are available. For a list of programs, please see Attachment A: Program Listing.

Rev. Carmen Porco, Director
Northport Apartmernts and Packer Townhouses
7 North Pinckney Street, Suite 344
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 255-2759
Fax: (608) 255-9920

Partnership with UW-Madison:

CUE Affiliates:

South Metropolitan Planning Council

South Metropolitan Planning Council (SMPC) is a coalition of neighborhood and business groups that work together to increase the civic capacity on Madison’s Southside.  SMPC does important work in promoting a greater sense of community and collaboration on the south side.

Our service area includes 13 south Madison neighborhoods in the area south of Regent Street, extending southward to areas along the Beltline from Seminole Hwy. to Southtowne.  Please follow this link for a map of our service area, that includes locations of individual neighborhoods.  Please contact SMPC (contact info above) if you’d like to be connected with the neighborhood association in your area.


John Quinlan, Executive Director
2300 S. Park St., Suite 107
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 608-819-8549
Email: smpc[at]

Partnership with UW-Madison:

CUE Affiliates: Beth TryonMargaret Nellis, Ariel Kaufman

South West Madison Community Organizers

SWMCO is an independent, informal organization which welcomes all interested individuals to participate. The Mission is to empower citizen by organizing and supporting actions that create and sustain equitable, peaceful, and welcoming neighborhoods.

Their objectives are:

  • Improve and increase cross-neighborhood communication
  • Replicate the organizing process used in Meadowood in other neighborhoods
  • Build leadership within neighborhoods
  • Engage youth and develop youth leadership
  • Provide problem-solving and other support for groups that are doing good things in the neighborhoods
  • Establish a website where current activities, agendas and minutes are posted
  • Support and sustain Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Community Center
  • Be administratively self-sufficient by 2013
  • In the long term: hire a organizer

Contact: | Email | Website |

Partnership with UW-Madison:

CUE Affiliate: Randy Stoecker