HOPE is a career pathways program designed to aid underrepresented groups of high school students in understanding and researching a list of over 50 different careers in health care.

HOPE sessions are held during the academic year, typically on Saturdays in November and March. For more information about what takes place during HOPE, click on the About Us link.

There is no other program like this currently in existence in Dane County!

HOPE Workshop


Studies show that by 2020, the United States will be facing shortages in almost all health careers, not limited to physicians and nurses.

HOPE establishes a pipeline for students to go into education and training for health careers right after high school, thereby providing for a stable workforce. HOPE benefits students by offering them access to information and educational pathways into careers which have the impact to improve the economic and social circumstances for these students and their families for generations to come.


Students participate from the following community organizations:

  • AVID/TOPS Program – Boys and Girls Club of Dane County
  • Centro Hispano
  • Middle College
  • Urban League of Greater Madison
  • UW-Madison PEOPLE Program
  • Mann Scholars
We are happy to see if HOPE can work for other organizations as well as the ones listed above. If you are interested in getting students involved in HOPE, please go to the contact us and complete the contact form.