African American Alumni Association


  • Promote the welfare and advance the objectives of programs affecting the success of African-American students.
  • Encourage prospective, current and former students to play an active role in the policy development of educational initiatives to support African-American students.
  • Provide a forum for African-American students to communicate sensitive issues to the university administration.
  • Provide mentoring services for African-American students at the middle school and high school levels.
  • Participate in college recruitment activities in conjunction with the admissions office of UW-Madison.
  • Meet with UW-Madison faculty and staff to develop plans to encourage African-American participation in all aspects of the operations of the university.


The African American Alumni Association (AAAA) works to recruit, support and retain African-American students at UW-Madison. As a part of our mission, we have worked throughout the years to provide emotional and financial support to current students. The group typically awards two scholarships per year.
Donate to the Matching Dollar scholarship fund.

Become a Schools of Hope Volunteer

High school algebra is more than just another math class. It’s the key to lifelong problem solving skills. Surprised? Consider this fact: a low-income child who completes 10th-grade algebra has nearly the same chance of going to college as a high-income peer who passes the course. A higher education could break the cycle of poverty for many kids in our community.

You can be a part of the solution. Right now, there is a 32 percent gap between African-American and white students who have completed algebra by the 10th grade. The Urban League of Greater Madison and Centro Hispano of Dane Country are working to eliminate this gap for African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian students, and you can help by volunteering for the Schools of Hope Project.

As a Schools of Hope volunteer tutor, you will work one-on-one or with small groups of middle-school students in the Madison Metropolitan School District and Sun Prairie School District for at least one hour per week. Your time will help ensure that struggling students are adequately prepared for high school math courses. Volunteers will work with kids during the regular school day and after classes.

You don’t have to be a math expert to make a difference! All you need is dedication, compassion and one hour each week for at least one semester. Volunteers who are bilingual in Spanish, Hmong or Cambodian are in high demand.

Interested? Apply to be a Schools of Hope volunteer at The Urban League of Greater Madison.

Schools of Hope is sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Madison, Madison School and Community Recreation, Centro Hispano of Dane County the United Way of Dane County, the City of Madison, the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Sun Prairie School District and the Dane County Department of Human Services.