Course and site listing for Jeremy Fyke

CMST 3200: Organizational Communication

**Special Placements-Select 1**

Child Development Center of St. Joseph

Limit: 2 students

Contact: Sister Mary Brendan Bogdan

Phone: (414) 645-5337 ext. 262        

Address: 1600 W. Oklahoma

Transportation: Take the #14 from 16th and Wisconsin west towards Forest Home. Get off at S. 16th and Forest home.  Walk south across the street and take the #19 south towards 20th.  Get off at 20th and Oklahoma.  Walk four blocks east.

Approximate travel time by car: 12 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 30 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Early childcare program: Monday-Friday 6am-6pm, St. Joseph Academy: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The center is a not-for-profit, community based early education school for young children on Milwaukee's south side. St. Joseph's continues the 150 year tradition of the Felician Sisters' commitment to care giving in solidarity with needs of the community. We provide family-focused child development and education within a Christian-oriented environment. Administrators, teachers and staff are dedicated to providing quality programming that develops the whole child while ministering to families. In concert with our mission and values, we believe that families are enriched when children are raised to respect the dignity and self-worth of themselves and others. St. Joseph runs an early childcare program as well as a Milwaukee Parental Choice School, St. Joseph Academy, for elementary students.

Special Requirements: Criminal background check that will be done at the site and a TB test.

Orientation: To be determined with Sister Mary Brendan Bogdan.

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

Limit: 1 student

Contact: Marti Cargile, Human Resources Representative

Phone: (414) 286-8767

Address: 200 E. Wells St, Room 706 (City Hall)

Transportation: Get on the #31 State - Highland (Direction:Downtown) at 12th and Wisconsin. Take to Water and Wisconsin. Get off and walk to Wells. City Hall will be on your left.

Approximate travel time by car: 5 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 20 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, though afternoons are preferred. Arrange specific times with Marti – will work around student’s class schedule.

Description of Agency/Activities: The employees in the Department of Employee Relations perform a wide variety of important human resources related duties and responsibilities. These activities directly contribute to the selection, development, and retention of a productive and diverse workforce that carries out the City's mission for its citizens. The Staffing Department oversees the staffing needs of the Fire and Police Departments for non-sworn personnel, the Milwaukee Public Schools, and the City of Milwaukee, including the I-9 process, pre-employment drug testing, and other activities. The Compensation Department deals with the following: salary administration, minimum wage, payroll, and other topics. The Employee Benefits Department deals with employee leave of absence, medical leave, worker's compensation, employee medical benefits, and other related issues.

Student Role at Agency: The main area that the student will be assisting with is in the Staffing Division. A Service Learner may perform a variety of tasks, such as conducting surveys, helping in recruiting new employees, and reviewing applications for minimum requirements. The person may use the phone, a computer (Excel, Word), and may, on occasion, have the opportunity to work at an off-site location assisting with test administration.

Orientation: Orientation will be set up individually with Marti.

City of Milwaukee Public Information Division (Common Council – City Clerk’s Office)

Limit: 1 student

Contact: Bill Arnold

Phone: (414) 286-3285

Address: 200 E. Wells St, Room 301-K (City Hall)

Transportation: Get on the #30 or #10 State - Highland (Direction:Downtown) at 12th and Wisconsin. Take to Water and Wisconsin. Get off and walk north on Water St. City Hall is located at 200 E. Wells St.

Approximate travel time by car: 5 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 20 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Flexible- will work with your schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:45pm

Description of Agency: The Public Information Division is responsible for all marketing/PR, social media, web, and media relations for the Milwaukee Common Council – City Clerk’s Office.

Student Role at Agency: Projects include: writing media advisories, conducting research analysis, web writing, updating social media pages, writing newsletter material, etc.  Students might also attend various events such as news conferences, common council meetings, news events, and internal or community receptions.  The student should have an interest in communications, public relations, politics, writing, social media and media relations.

Orientation: Students will need to contact Bill to set up an individual orientation.

Special Requirements: A department manager who handles HR duties will explain “work rules” on or near the service learner’s first day, and will also likely conduct an “exit interview” when the service learner’s service time is at or near the end.

Hunger Task Force

Limit: 1 student

Contact: Scott Marshall

Phone: (414) 238-6474

Address: 201 Hawley Court

Transportation: Take the #10 west from 16th and Wisconsin Ave.  Get off at 55th and Wisconsin. Walk one block west to Hawley and take the #64 south on Hawley. Get off at Hawley and Parkhill. 

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 25 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Thursday 2:00pm-5:00pm or Friday 9:00am-12:00pm or Friday 2:00-5:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: Ending Hunger is Our Mission. Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow. We attack the issue of Hunger on two fronts: Advocacy and Food Banking.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learners will update the Hunger Task Force website and Facebook page with public food drive information. The work will consist mostly of data entry with a little graphic design. Service learners will be in an office environment with many people to answer questions about office culture and methods of communication.

Orientation: Students will need to contact Scott to set-up an individual orientation.

Jewish Home and Care Center

Limit: 2 students

Contact: Beth Draper

Phone:  (414) 277-8848

Address: 1414 N. Prospect Avenue

Transportation: Get on the #30 at 16th or 10th and Wisconsin towards downtown. Get off Prospect and Curtis.

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 15 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: Jewish Home and Care Center provides our Jewish community with those services that enable our seniors or infirm to be a part of a quality Jewish environment, with comfort, independence, and dignity. Jewish Home and Care Center provides services to people of all faiths needing short-term rehabilitation care and therapy, as well as those in need of long-term residential care.

Student Role at Agency: Students can take on various roles within the Jewish Home and Care Center. They have the opportunity to assist the activities staff in providing enriching programming experiences both at the facility and out in the community at large. Students can help in conducting research as well as creating/updating social media pages.  The students can assist in creating a volunteer newsletter and designing other brochures.  Other projects available for service learners include, but are not limited to, devising communication plan and assisting in the department of Human Resources with hiring and screening.

Orientation: Students can call Beth to set-up an individual orientation.

Special Requirements: Jewish Home and Care Center requires all volunteers to fill out JHCC volunteer applications, and background check forms. They are required to go through a one hour on-site orientation, and our students are asked to perform at least two hours of service per week during the semester. Students must also have had a flu shot.

Journey House

Limit: 2 students

Contact: Cherise Myers

Phone: (414) 647-0548 ext. 2224

Address: 2110 W. Scott Street

Transportation: Catch any bus going south (#14) across the 16th St. bridge; get off at Scott Street; walk five blocks west to 21st Street.

Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 17 minutes

Approximate Travel Time By Car: 8 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm (preferred hours), but evenings are fine.

Description of Agency/Activities: Established in 1969, Journey House is grounded in the philosophy that Education is a Family Journey. We embody this belief through our mission of working with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy in order to increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods. Journey House begins with the conviction that everyone has (a) the right to a high quality of life and (b) the basic assets for attaining it. At the same time, members of urban Milwaukee communities face challenges to their quality of life, and must therefore develop specific academic, employment, and life skills in order to become full participants in the benefits and responsibilities of civic society. For this reason, Journey House exists as a community-based opportunity oasis where men, women, and children on Milwaukee’s diverse Near South Side can build these vital skills and reach their goals.

Student Role at Agency: Students will be working in the community relations department and will assist with any of the following: events, marketing, social media, website content, and generating flyers and brochures.

Orientation: Students will need to call Cherise to set-up an individual orientation.

Messmer High School 

Limit: 2 students

Contact: Rose Richard

Phone: 414.264.5440 ext. 1262

Address: 742 W. Capitol Drive

Transportation: Option 1: Take the #30 bus towards downtown. Disembark on 6th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Transfer to the #80 bus towards App-Villard (north). After about 25 stops, disembark on Capitol Drive and head east. Messmer High School is located just east of Highway 43 on the corner of Capitol Drive and N. 7th Street.

Approximate Time By Car: 10 minutes

Approximate Time By Bus: 35 minutes

Days/hours of Operations: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm

Description of Agency:Messmer High School is dedicated to serving a diverse, urban population and providing its students with an education that represents the school’s Catholic heritage.

Student Role at Agency: Students may choose to either work in Messmer’s Development Office, assisting with event planning, organizing databases, writing articles, and drafting letters or to work with Rose and help launch a new Community Learning Center at Messmer.

Orientation: Contact Rose to set up an orientation.

Special Requirements: Messmer Human Resource Office will perform background checks.

Milwaukee Christian Center

Limit: 2 students

Contact: Bernadette Arellano

Phone: 414-645-5350

Address: 2137 W. Greenfield Avenue

Transportation:Take a westbound Wisconsin Ave. bus (#10, #30, #31) to 27th St. Get off and take the #27 bus SOUTH to Greenfield Ave. Get off and take either the #19 bus east to 21st or walk to 22nd St.

Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 20 minutes

Approximate Travel Time by Car: 9 minutes

Days hours of Operations: Flexible, 2 to 3 hours per week, Monday through Friday hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm. Hours need to be consistent each week.

Description of Agency:The Milwaukee Christian Center (MCC), was founded in 1921 by an American Baptist missionary to meet the needs of newly arrived immigrant children on the south side of Milwaukee. Over time, MCC developed into a multi-faceted social service and neighborhood development agency that serves families, youth, and the elderly. MCC believes that all people have the inherent worth and deserve to be treated with compassion, dignity and love. MCC exists to offer hope and support to individuals and families while providing a safe and nurturing environment to people of all cultures, faiths and walks of life. MCC currently offers a variety of programs including: an emergency food pantry, senior adult program, neighborhood improvement project, juvenile justice programs and youth programs at 3 separate sites.

Student Role at Agency: Service learners will be directly responsible for rewriting all of MCC current brochures and content for our website. Other opportunities will present for students upon timing. Students will have the ability to work directly with all supervisors and managers at MCC to learn more about each program MCC offers to our community. Students will rewrite the following:

Orientation: Overview of the agency will be given. Please contact Bernadette to set up an orientation.

Special Requirements: Background check.

March of Dimes

Limit: 2 - 3 students

Contact: Courtney Rogaczewski

Phone: (414) 203-3119


Address: 5225 N. Ironwood Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217(Located only ½ a mile from Bayshore Towne Center)

Transportation: Take the #49 West towards downtown from 10th and Wisconsin.  Get off at North Shore and Parkride. (15 minutes total walking) Walk South on Port Washington Rd. Turn right onto Lexington Blvd. Then take a left onto N. Ironwood Rd.

Approximate travel time by car: 12 Minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 30 Minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The Mission of the March of Dimes is to prevent prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality by funding research, programs and advocacy nationwide. Our history goes back to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the eradication of polio via the polio vaccine given to every baby. The March of Dimes Milwaukee Division is the fundraising arm that supports programs in Southeastern Wisconsin. We fundraise for the cause through 3 major events: March for Babies, Signature Chef’s Auction and Drive for Babies.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learners will be asked to assist with communications, website and social media updates, marketing, fundraising (assisting with proposals and phone calls), and special events. In particular, Service Learners will help prepare for Signature Chefs on September 27 and March for Babies in April.

Commitment: Orientation at the site, 4 hours per week scheduled by student and agency. Students need to dress professionally at this office place. Recommended for students with cars because of the travel distance.

Orientation: Students must email or call Courtney to set up an orientation. Paperwork to be filled out at site.

Second Chance Partners for Education

Limit: 3 students


Brooke Fyke, Program Coordinator

Phone: (cell) 219-204-0190


Wayne Evert, Program Administrator

Phone: (cell) 262-853-5488 (office) 262-695-6206


Address: Headquarters is located at 892 Main Street, Suite E, Pewaukee, however, service learning will take place at a Second Chance Education Center located at Lakeside Manufacturing located at 4900 W. Electric Ave. West Milwaukee, 53219.This is a site where a car is highly recommended.

Days/Hours of Operation: Second Chance Partners will plan the orientation date/time and work schedules once we would meet with the students. Service Learners will meet with the Second Chance students two times per month for several hours each time. Prep work for these meetings could be done at home or school. Once Service Learners sign up for this opportunity, Wayne and Brooke will meet with you to create a more detailed schedule that works around class schedules.

Description of Agency/Activities: Second Chance is a model for alternative high school programs that provides Southeast Wisconsin high school students with a nontraditional approach to earning their high school diploma. Their Milwaukee area alternative high school model allows students the opportunity to receive paid work experience and advanced standing opportunities with WTCS while meeting their high school graduation requirements. Proclaimed as a successful “alternative to alternative high school education”, the Second Chance model provides Milwaukee area high school students with an education that prepares them for expanded career options and participation as a productive citizen of the community. Students in the Second Chance Program spend a minimum of two hours each day in the education center. The remainder of their day is spent in the work environment of one of the business partners. There students perform jobs that will help them relate the material they learn in class to real world application.

Student Role at Agency: Second Chance Partners for Education has created a speakers’ bureau of between 10-15 high school students from their program who will serve as advocates of the Second Chance program to media groups, local businesses, community partners, etc. Service Learners will work alongside the group of students in the speakers’ bureau at least once a month to lead workshops for the students on how to most effectively present to a variety of stakeholders and how to gear specific presentations to these different groups. In a team, and with support from Second Chance, Service Learners will develop the curriculum that will be used for each workshop. Service Learners will also have the opportunity to provide constructive feedback to the students after their mock

Orientation: TBD

Pan African Community Association

Limit: 2 Students

Contact: Christiana Attere, Program Director

Phone: (414) 442-5864


Address: 4063 North 64th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53216


Approximate travel time by car: 15 minutes

Head South on North 11th Street toward West Wisconsin Avenue, take the ramp onto I-94 West, take exit 308C to merge onto US 41 North, turn left onto West Lisbon Avenue, slight right onto West Appleton Avenue, turn right onto West Capitol Drive, turn left onto North 64th Street, and the destination will be on the left.

Approximate travel time by bus: 40 minutes

Walk to Wisconsin and North 10th Street, get on the BLU bus towards Fdl-National Metroexpress to Park PI/Liberty, get off at Fond du Lac and Capitol, get on the 62 Bus towards 76th Street-Via Capitol, and walk to Capitol and North 64th Street.

Days/Hours of Operation: The Service Learners are welcome any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Description of Agency/Activities: The Pan-African Community Association, a non-profit community organization unites all people of African descent in the Greater Milwaukee area and beyond with the motto of "Many Faces, One Strength!" It brings resources and expertise together and matches them with the needs of our community; especially recent African Immigrants and Refugees, helping them transition and integrate smoothly into a new society and economic structure.

Student Role at Agency: Students will work with the African Women Entrepreneurship (AWE) and Milwaukee African Women Association (MAWA) programs, helping with their organizational development and capacity building. Students may also help with administrative duties in the areas of: marketing, editing of employment enrichment training manual, and grant writing.

Special Consideration: It is essential for students who wish to be placed here to be self-motivated and work with little direction. Projects will be assigned, but it is up to the students themselves to be able to take the project and run with it.

Orientation: TBD

City on a Hill

Limit: 1 Student

Contact: Brooke Chapman, Director of Missions and Outreach

Phone: (414) 931-6670

Address: 2224 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Transportation: Site is within walking distance of campus.

Days/Hours of Operation: Contact Brooke

Description of Agency/Activities: City on a Hill is a faith-based nonprofit organization located in the heart of Milwaukee, and working as a catalyst to bring transformation to individuals, families and neighborhoods in the central city.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learning students will be rotated through a variety of areas to serve and observe in the youth drop-in center that will help them get an overview of all of the drop-in center functions and communication. This rotation will include: registration, game room, art room, large group discussion, dinner or snack, rec. room, fitness room, prevention teachings, tutoring and more. Through the rotation, they will see how the staff/volunteers interact with the youth, how youth interact with one another, and how the staff interacts with one another.

Orientation: Contact Brooke

Volunteers of America of Wisconsin, Inc.

Limit: 1 Student

Contact: Theresa Clark

Phone: (414) 847-1515

Address: 1661 N. Water Street, Suite 410

Transportation: Take the #30 Sherman-Wisconsin (Direction: Maryland) from 14th and Wisconsin east to the intersection of Wisconsin and Plankinton. Walk across river and Water Street to bus stop. Get on #15 Oakland-Kinnickinnic (Direction: Bayshore) and take to Water and Jackson. Destination is back one block down Water at 1661 N Water.

Approximate travel time by car: 8 Minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 22 Minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

(Pick 2 hour shift, must be different if 2 students sign up)

Description of Agency/Activities:  A national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs, and other opportunities for individual and community involvement.

Student Role at Agency: Student role would include general HR Assistant duties such as filing, data entry, and personnel file creation, all at an organization that provides 24-hour care for adults with disabilities.

Orientation: Students much fill out volunteer application and schedule an individual volunteer interview/orientation with Theresa.


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Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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