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Madison Metropolitan School District


Escalera Student Application Form


Room 3009
Homework Club - this will be a quiet area for students to work on any homework or assignments while also receiving tutoring help.

Room 3009
Escalera Workshops - Academic support, workshops and field trips on careers, higher education, community leadership and cultural identity to help students reach their goals.

Lunch (12:05-12:50pm)
LMC Gold
Escalera Collaboration with N.A.S.A. and Raza United


Escalera Open House will be on Monday September 20th from 2:45pm-3:45pm and Tuesday September 21st from 3:45-4:45pm in Room 3009. Students interested in learning about Escalera can drop by and listen to a brief presentation, grab an application to fill out, and ask any questions they may have.

Monday September 27th at 2:45pm in Room 3009 will be the first official session of Escalera with the Homework Club open for students. 

EHS Escalera Flyer Sept 2021

What 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 with the support of MMSD, United Way, the city of Madison, Dane County and the National Council of la Raza.

Contact Information

Coordinator: Marco Espinosa
Office: 1040F, East High School
Direct line: 608-400-5938

General Expectations

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 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.