About Us

Inspire people to act to create equity and a sense of pride for all members of the community

To be the most family-driven community resource that focuses on developing the whole person through collaboration and strong partnerships


  • Using the Community Schools strategy to partner with youth, families, schools, community organizations, and the Sun Prairie community for everyone’s benefit
  • Creating fun opportunities for youth where they are trusted and their voices are heard, ultimately leading to them living happy, healthy, curious and optimistic lives
  • Removing barriers for families and individuals to participate and engage
  • Regularly identifying the priorities of the community and provide programs and services aligned to those priorities
  • Integrating equity based decisions into the fabric of the community and Sun Prairie Community Schools
  • Establishing or strengthening mutually beneficial relationships with the city, school, businesses, partner and service organizations
  • Ensuring Sun Prairie Community Schools is sustainable to be a part of the community for the long term

The Impact


Sarah Smith
Community Schools Director

Andrew McKinney
Site Coordinator at C.H. Bird Elementary

Lisa Goldsberry
Site Coordinator at Patrick Marsh Middle School
Bobby Finn
Site Coordinator at Prairie Phoenix Academy
Stacy Darga
Site Coordinator at Westside Elementary



Schools of Hope

Baker Tilly

Special Olympics

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

Sun Prairie Area School District

Briarpatch Youth Services

Sun Prairie DECA


Sun Prairie EMS

Business Education Partnership

Sun Prairie Fire Department

City of Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie Media Center


Sun Prairie Optimist Club

Crush Basketball

Sun Prairie Parks and Recreation

Day One Pizza

Sun Prairie Police Department

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Sun Prairie Public Library

Door Creek Church

Sun Prairie Yoga Initiative

JJ’s Boxing

Sunny Nutrition

Joining Forces for Families

Sunshine Place

Latino Academy of Workforce Development


Literacy Network

UW Extension

Madison College

United Way of Dane County

Madison East Kiwanis

Urban League of Greater Madison

Next Step Ministries

Westside Elementary OPTS

Rotary Club of Sun Prairie

Northeast YMCA of Dane County


Core Funding Partners
City of Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie Area School District
Current and Past Funders
21st Century Community Learning Center grants
Alliant Energy
Bank of Sun Prairie
Dane County Farm Technology Days
Door Creek Church
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Kenworth Trucking
Kwik Trip
Madison Area Sports Commission
Madison Community Foundation
Rotary Club of Sun Prairie
Special Olympics
Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition
Sun Prairie Education Foundation
Sun Prairie Optimist Club
United Way of Dane County