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Escalera Student Application Form - 2019-2020 School Year

east_escalera_kickoff_flyer_2020.jpgWhat is the Escalera Program?

Escalera provides services for Latinx 19th-12th graders by promoting economic mobility through greater academic success, career awareness and college preparation. Also, the program encourages parent engagement via workshops and case management. We achieve our goals though:   

  • Academic support through one-on-one mentoring and tutoring

  • Culture and career workshops

  • Guest speakers

  • Field trips

  • Parent support through conferencing and workshops

The students have the opportunity to take advantage of Escalera during the summer if they complete the school program’s requirements. They will participate in an internship and receive a $500 scholarship. The internship is a unique experience in which the students can explore a career and learn basic professional skills. 

The Escalera program operates in East High School (Room 1060) and West High School in Madison with the support of MMSD, United Way, the city of Madison, Dane County and the National Council of la Raza.



Café Y Hablamos 2:45-3:30pm

Homework Club 3:30-4:30pm (Non-Early Release Monday’s: 3:50-5:30pm) 


First Session 3:50-4:30pm

Homework Club 4:30-5:30pm


@ Centro Hispano


Second SEssion 3:50-4:30pm

Homework Club 4:30-5:30pm


@ Centro Hispano

Contact Information

Coordinator: Marco Espinosa 


Direct line: 608-400-5938

Office at East High School: 1040 F


All Escalera participants must:

  • Be active participants when learning about careers and colleges, and cultures different from their own 

  • Treat all students, teachers, and guests with respect

  • Respect themselves and ask for help when needed

  • Attend at least 80% of all Escalera workshops during the 2019-2020 school year**

About Centro Hispano

Centro Hispano works to improve the quality of life for Latinos and others living in Dane County by empowering youth, strengthening families, and engaging the community. We offer a variety of youth programs that develop the students’ knowledge of different careers, colleges, and cultures, while adult services include programs to navigate the judicial system, find employment, or provide general advocacy and language assistance.