This past spring, Tom Solyst of Vera Court Neighborhood Center, appeared on a segment on WORT News to discuss their organization and the needs they address in the Madison community.
Since 1994, the Vera Court Neighborhood Center’s mission has been to support its community in addressing the needs identified by its residents. The organization states that they are committed to providing the academic support, healthy meals, and loving care to help our community’s children succeed in school.
The neighborhood center, located just north of Warner Park, serves over 5,000 residents every year, and 95 percent are low-income.
Now, Vera Court Neighborhood Center, is in the midst of a $2.2 million capital campaign to renovate and build an addition to their center, which will double their capacity to serve low-income families on Madison’s Northside.
The campaign, known as “Vera Vision 2020,” hopes that by 2020, every Vera Court kid will be reading at or above grade level.
The Neighborhood Center is about to commence several hard hat tours in July and August, and in doing so, is hoping to generate further support for their programming.
Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz Sam Matteson in the studio–while Birian Standing is away on assignment– is Tom Solyst, Executive Director at Vera Court Neighborhood Center.