The Collegiate Mentoring Program pairs local youth age 7-18 with college students.  The pairs meet for one hour twice a week during the academic year.  Pairs spend their time doing homework and working on academic skills, as well as building a positive relationship and socializing.  Together, the mentor and mentee will work on the youth’s homework, bake treats, discuss life, play games, make art, and walk to nearby Madison attractions including parks, the zoo, museums, and the UW campus.

As college students, our mentors are strong role models and advocates for higher education. Mentoring pairs are encouraged to visit the UW campus often, helping the youth to think about their future and to feel more comfortable in a collegiate setting.

To apply to be a mentee or a mentor, click the appropriate link below for the application.

A mentor pair diligently completes homework together after school.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp at Neighborhood House is an endless adventure for children ages 7-12. Whether your child loves running around at the park, expressing themselves artistically, or exploring the city of Madison, they will feel at home at our summer camp. Summer Camp stays fresh and exciting by introducing a new theme each week.

Neighborhood House prides itself on its long history of fostering cultural diversity and collaboration. This summer day camp involves a plethora of community partners who teach campers various subjects through guest visits, activities, and field trips.  Needless to say your children will be kept busy and entertained at the Neighborhood House Summer Camp. Your child’s summer will fly by in the best way possible!

Afterschool Clubs

Science Club

The science club offers science projects and activities for children ages 8-10.  We introduce students to the fun of science through hands-on interactive experiments, adventures, and entertainment.  Science Club meets weekly throughout the school year.  The group is led by a UW undergraduate student from Adult Role Models in Science, a WISCIENCE program.

Scratch Club

Scratch is a computer program that teaches kids computer programming skills through fun, interactive games. This afterschool club is taught by UW-Madison students majoring in Computer Science. Children will learn essential computer skills while programming their own stories, games, and animations. Scratch Club is open to 4th and 5th grade age students.

Scratch Club in action!


This program is a collaboration with Living Our Visions, Inc. (LOV-Dane) is a grassroots organization of individuals with disabilities, their families, friends and community members building fulfilling and community-centered lives for all citizens.

The group meets monthly to play games, visit Madison attractions, watch movies, and enjoy each others’ company.  Members and non-members of LOV-Dane are encouraged to attend events taking place at Neighborhood House.  Contact us for more information.

Senior Programs

Neighborhood House is excited to announce a new fitness program for seniors called Senior Fitness+. This program includes evidence-based exercise plans aimed at improving cardiovascular stamina, muscular strength, balance and flexibility. Through cardio intervals, strength sets, yoga and relaxation this class sets the framework for an active and healthy lifestyle. Exercises can be modified for all abilities, so people of any fitness level are welcome!

Neighborhood House will host Senior Fitness+ on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am starting on Tuesday, October 3rd. This program will run for 7 weeks and end on Thursday, November 16th. Additionally, there is a $20 suggested donation for the program. To join this program, please fill out the following paperwork and turn it into Neighborhood House at 29 S. Mills Street.

Neighborhood House hosts several programs for seniors throughout the year. Do you have an idea for new senior programming?  Neighborhood House is seeking to expand our current offerings, contact us if you’re interested.