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Madison Metropolitan School District

Multicultural Student/Services Coordinator

Alicia Grant


Office: 2028 (on the 2nd floor in the Ash hallway)

Phone: 608-204-4992 (office) or 608-213-8254 (cell)


The role of the Multicultural Student/ Services Coordinator is to confront the barriers that students of color face in high school by providing linkages to opportunities and by directly supporting  students to participate in academics, academic enrichment, youth groups and community based activities that prepare students to be college, career and community ready.


Office Hours

Monday 12:15-2:40

Tuesday-Friday 12:50-3:40

In most cases, office hours are by appointment only - email to make an appointment.

Community Events & Opportunities

Black Excellence Program of MMSD

Virtual Black Excellence Cooking Class with Seein' is Believin' and Pasture and Plenty

The Black Excellence Program of the Madison Metropolitan School District, in collaboration with Seein' is Believin' and Pasture and Plenty are so happy to be offering a fantastic free 4 -week virtual cooking experience taught by outstanding Madison Area Black chefs with diverse food careers.

Students and their families will receive a weekly full meal kit that feeds 4 people and which includes a course pack of recipes. Each student/family will participate in a weekly virtual hands-on cooking class to show them how to make the course pack recipes step-by-step. High-quality, local ingredients will be sourced from area farms, with a special effort to get as many supplies from Black and women-owned farms and food producers. Classes will be recorded and made available if the time of the live class is not convenient.

In each class, students will follow the progress of the growing season through weekly virtual farm "field trips" and be led through weekly Kitchen Science activities with Jerrod Buckner of the Discovery Center.

Class Dates: Thursdays - June 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th | 4pm - 5:15pm

Grades: Rising 3rd - 12th, younger siblings welcome.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 5pm

Register and learn more here!

Black Girl Magic - Volunteers Needed!

If you identify as a Black woman and want to help out this year at the Black Girl Magic Conference, sign up here.

Neighborhood House Community Center

Madison Community Experience



Summer 2022 Programs

maydm summer programs

Summer Writing Workshops

Rise Up & Write - an advocacy and activism workshop for high school writers - is returning for summer 2022 with two in-person sessions!  These supportive and inspiring sessions engage young writers in addressing an issue that matters to them and using writing to connect to peers, community members, and change-makers. With a solutions-oriented focus and many opportunities to publish their work, Rise Up & Write helps young activist writers use their voices to change the world!


  • Youth Voices for the Environment: June 20 - 24, 9AM - 2PM @ Olbrich Gardens
  • Youth Voices for Human Rights: August 1 - 5, 9AM - 2PM @ Olbrich Gardens


Youth Press Corps - a youth journalism writing workshops for high school writers - will be in-person for the first time this summer! This session is supported by our publishing partner and host, The Cap Times of Madison, and will provide youth journalists an opportunity to work with current and former journalists as well as journalism educators as they research and report on stories that matter to them. All participants will have the opportunity to publish their work in The Cap Times!


  • Youth Press Corps: July 18 - 22, 9AM - 2PM @ The Cap Times

West Tutoring Program

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