1625 Northport Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53704, United States

The Center for Academic Success

About Us


Our mission is to empower and strengthen the community that we serve. DSS provides out of school time programs that support the academic success of the youth we serve. We provide academic enrichment activities throughout the school year and youth employment opportunities during the summer months.


DSS provides a community center setting for school age students that serves as a pathway to success.  By incorporating academic enrichment, health and fitness, career awareness, life skills, civic engagement, culture, and art programs we expose youth to content and professions of the future.  We strive to provide robust opportunities for children to explore their interest and creativity.  We provide a setting that engages and stimulates physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of each child individually.  We believe in supporting the family by providing quality and affordable child care as well as high quality youth and community development programs.  Quality programs are critical to the growth and stability of the children and their family.