Madison Evans ’19

Madison is a sociology major and art history minor from San Francisco, California.


Cornell Fellow in Sociology & Community Outreach

O'Keeffe Middle School | Madison, Wisconsin

Week 7:
Loving This Madison Life


January 27, 2019 | This week I was able to explore a new area of Madison. I took the bus to the Capital and walked around the shops on State street. Last block, my bus route went past the capital every day, but I never spent a lot of time wondering around. It was the day before the UW […]

Week 6:
Back to Madison


January 18, 2019 | I got to Madison on Jan 10th and moved into a cute apartment on the east side. The apartment is an 8 minute walk to O’Keeffe and close to shops, a grocery store and beautiful walks around the lakes. I had fun the last week walking around and experiencing the neighborhood that the O’Keeffe students live […]

Week 5:
Continuing work from campus in Block 4


January 11, 2019 | My time at O’Keeffe was put on pause so I could return to Cornell for my Senior Seminar (a graduation requirement). This class gave me the opportunity to work on a project and I chose to continue tasks I was working on at O’Keeffe. I dove into building a database to house the information I […]

Week 4:
So Long For Now


November 19, 2018 | Monday was parent teacher conferences. Jamie created a survey about the communication ties between O’Keeffe and families and my job was to ask parents to fill it out while waiting for their meeting. We sent the survey in an email, had laptops set up throughout the building and I approached individuals asking them to fill […]

Week 3:
Did You Vote?


November 11, 2018 | The midterm elections were an important theme this week (I made sure to vote before I left Mount Vernon). The tension was high at O’Keeffe, because the gubernatorial race is so important to public schools. Scott Walker had stripped funding for schools down to the bones and I can see the negative effects. For example, my […]

Week 2:
The Grind


November 7, 2018 | During week 2 I have had my nose to the grindstone working on finding parent and community assets. Part of my role here is to do the background work to find and receive donations. This means documenting community assets, setting up our social media according to brand and implementing easy ways to donate. This project […]

Week 1:
Madison in Madison


October 27, 2018 | This blog will document my time as an intern at O’Keeffe Middle School in Madison, WI. For 8 weeks I will be working on reaching out to the O’Keeffe community, working on engagement, finding donors and listening to teachers, students, staff, parents and community members. I will share my successes, failures and learning moments throughout […]