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Morgridge Center update

by Katie Coon Thursday, October 13, 2011

The  Morgridge Center is UW-Madison’s center for public service – connecting students, faculty and academic staff with nonprofits and the community through volunteerism, service-learning and community-based research.  Check myBiz each week for new ways to get involved.  This week: great opportunities for students interested in accounting and finance.

Accounting Internship at Oak Park Place

Oak Park Place is dedicated to providing alternatives for older adults who require varying levels of assistance but who wish to remain as independent as possible. Oak Park is currently looking for an accounting intern to help its accountants with account reconciliations and standardizing GL accounts. This is a great opportunity to learn or improve upon your accounting skills. Interns would also prepare journal entries and assist with typical tasks including data entry, photo copying and filing.

For more information, contact Katie Lowe, Volunteer Coordinator, at (608) 395-2494 or by e-mail.


Volunteer with the Financial Education Center

The vision of the Financial Education Center is to increase the financial literacy skills of residents and empower them to achieve financial security. The Financial Education Center aims to be a community resource offering integrated financial education classes, individual coaching and various programs and services in a central and familiar location.


The Financial Education Center offers two popular financial programs. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Partnership Project, which provides free income tax preparation for low-wage workers, seniors and those with disabilities, and the Financial CHANGE Program, dedicated to providing individuals with support using Coaching, a Hands-on approach, Accountability, Networking, Goal Setting, and Education.


To learn more about each program, or to find out how to get involved, visit their website or description details at