Hezouwe Walada talks about moving from experiencing homelessness when he first arrived in Madison to how Madison College and UW-Madison’s Odyssey program help him not give up his dreams of becoming a physician.
UW Odyssey Project celebrates 20 years of taking a whole family approach to empowering students
South Madison Partnership to host third Community Celebration
The free, family-friendly event will feature a complimentary food truck, music, games, face-painting, and a visit from Bucky Badger and Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin.
Chancellor Mnookin connects with Madison-area community leaders
After a whirlwind first day that included meetings with dozens of students, faculty, staff and shared governance leaders, Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin turned her focus to UW’s partnerships in the Madison and Dane County communities.
Policing, Violence, and Surveillance: Local, Historical, and Legal Perspectives
As we have witnessed time and again, legalized violence is a social epidemic that harms marginalized communities. How might we re-imagine systems of law enforcement and public safety both broadly and here in Madison? The …
Federal spending bill includes $500,000 boost for Odyssey Project
The UW Odyssey Project was one of about a dozen University of Wisconsin–Madison initiatives receiving funds from the 2022 spending plan passed by Congress and signed by President Biden. The Odyssey Project is slated to …
Odyssey Beyond Bars program receives state award for prison education
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Odyssey Beyond Bars (OBB) program received the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Eisenberg Award for its work in giving people who are incarcerated the ability to take college courses and improve their …
Odyssey Beyond Bars Receives Grant to Teach College Courses in Wisconsin Prisons
The UW–Madison Odyssey Project received a $300,000 grant from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation to continue teaching college courses to incarcerated people in Wisconsin through the Odyssey Beyond Bars program.
New $3 million endowment will enable UW Odyssey Project to continue to combat inequities
In the midst of a highly insecure time, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Odyssey Project secured $3 million in gifts, a base for the future of Odyssey and its transformational work in breaking the cycle of generational poverty …
New report shows Odyssey Project’s profound impact on families
In 2008 Sherri Bester graduated from the Odyssey Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s two-semester humanities course for adults facing obstacles to a college education. That achievement inspired her daughter Keziah, who participated in a related program for …
Professor Emily Auerbach to Receive National Distinguished Service Award
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE) has named University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emily Auerbach and the late Pennsylvania State University Vice Provost W. Terrell Jones as …