Do all Madisonians have opportunities for a safe, healthy, and vibrant life?


A Strong Community is: Connected, cooperative, and safe. Full of trust and minimizes disparities.

Check out a detailed view of each Strong Community indicator.

Think about how a Strong Community is connected to a Just Economy and Healthy Planet

Learn more about Collective Empowerment

Who is working toward a Strong Community?

Community Schools

A Community School is a welcoming and inclusive place that builds on the assets of the community to help serve the identified needs of the students, families and community through well integrated and coordinated, strategic partnerships. Based on the Madison Community School Framework developed in 2015, Community Schools integrate programming and services that students, families and community members feel is needed — health care, academic tutoring, mentoring, food access, parent leadership opportunities and more — directly into schools, making them hubs of coordinated support. Learn more about Community Schools