Founded in 1916, Neighborhood House Community Center is Madison’s first and oldest community center with a mission to provide high quality programming and social services that facilitate the growth of a diverse, responsible, and welcoming community. Neighborhood House creates opportunities for area residents to strengthen the quality of their community by making connections, building relationships, and embracing diversity through social, educational, and recreational activities. Neighborhood House’s Collegiate Mentoring Program matches college students with local youth ages 7- 17. Mentoring pairs meet for one hour twice a week to strengthen the youths’ academics and to develop a positive relationship that encourages good choices and the pursuit of higher education.