The Center for Community Service at Marquette University supports students in incorporating an ethic of service into their lives.

Service is an important part of our identity at Marquette and the Center for Community Service upholds that identity by providing opportunities for students to participate in meaningful and impactful service. We strive to be members and good citizens of the Milwaukee community by engaging with our neighbors and gaining a greater understanding of local and global issues.

The Center for Community Service is housed in the Office of Student Development.

Contact Us


Alumni Memorial Union, 329
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-1412
Fax: (414) 288-3149

Visit Us:
Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement
Alumni Memorial Union, 329

Social Media:
Facebook: Community Service and Hunger Clean-Up
Twitter: @mucommunity and @muhcu
Marquette Involvement Link



Meet the Staff


Kelly Knox
Coordinator for Student Community Service Programs
(414) 288-1412

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Interesting fact: I love folding fitted sheets.

Why I serve: My answer has changed a lot in the past few years. Today, I serve because I believe in justice and equality, and a world where human dignity is protected. Service gives us an opportunity to confront injustice together, in solidarity with others. I love the connection that service builds among people- that we’re all together as part of this world in which our essential purpose is to be good to each another.

Talk to me about: Getting involved, reflection, AmeriCorps, service careers, planning a service event, service trips, social justice issues, why you serve- anything!



Patrick Schweiger
Graduate Assistant for Community Service Programs

M.Ed in Educational Policy and Leadership

: Wichita, KS

Interesting fact
:  I have worked at a Jesuit high school as well as attended another Jesuit university in undergrad.

Why I serve
: I see service as developing a relationship with others and often times I receive more in service than I give. Service is a foundation to my faith and living a life of service in solidarity with others is when I feel I am living to be my truest self. 

Talk to me about
: Getting involved with service, international volunteering, careers at a nonprofit, social justice and anything else!



Claudia Grabowski
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service

Sophomore, Speech Pathology and Anthropology

Hometown: Des Plaines, IL

Interesting fact: I speak fluent Polish, and I have a phobia of being chased 

Why I serve: Serving others helps me find peace and fullfillment. I overall feel happier when I can influence the lives of others, and make them smile.
Talk to me about: How to get involved in leadership, start an organization or action plan, volunteer with the disabled (my favorite type of volunteering!), thoughts or ideas on how to expand diversity, and  community on Marquette's campus.




Austiana Jackson
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service

Sophomore, Social Welfare & Justice and Sociology

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Interesting fact: I know how to play the violin. I have worked for an non-profit organization called Pearls for Teen Girls for four years.

Why I serve: There are multiple reasons why I serve. I serve to overcome injustice in my community. I serve to better the lives of others. Through service, I learn more about myself and the world around me, which helps me to grow as an individual. Lastly, I serve in hope to better the world.

Talk to me about: How to get more involved in the Milwaukee Community as a Marquette student, social justice, how to start a non-profit, leadership skills


Katie Popovich
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service

Senior, Spanish for the Health Professions/Physical Therapy

Hometown: Bartlett, IL

Interesting fact: I
turn on the Food Network every night before I go to sleep. "Chopped" is my favorite show :)

Why I serve: Because I love meeting new people and forming new relationships. I serve with a goal of improving the quality of other people's lives. 

Talk to me about: Ways to get involved on campus and about ways to volunteer in the medical field!



Erin Thomas
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service

Sophomore, Entrepreneurship and Social Welfare and Justice
Hometown: Menomonee Falls, WI 

Interesting fact: My biggest pet peeve is when people leave the shower curtain open. 

Why I serve: I serve because I have a passion for learning. Viewing service as a learning experience has opened my eyes to so much and changed my worldview. Additionally, my service is motivated by my belief in equality for all people. When people from diverse backgrounds with diverse ideas, beliefs and skills come together, there is so much to learn and so much to be created and greater social change can be achieved.
Talk to me about: Community development, music, social justice, travel, and gourmet cheeses. 



Brittany White
Program Assistant for the Center for Community Service

Junior, Social Welfare and Justice and Writing-Intensive English

Hometown: Westminster, Colorado

Interesting fact: I have moved ten times, I am the second oldest of seven children, and I am obsessed with peanut butter.

Why I serve: I am a people person; when I serve, I am the truest and best version of myself because I am working with others to learn, to grow, and to change. I serve to find hope and to be enlightened.

Talk to me about: Repairers of the Breach, the connection between writing and achieving social change, and getting involved in the Marquette and Milwaukee community.


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