Special Course: Presentations
Agency: Villa St. Francis (Senior Assisted Living) – 2 groups
Contact: Debbie Segrin
Phone: (414) 649-2892
Address: 1910 West Ohio Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Description of Agency: Villa St. Francis provides a caring, home-like environment for more than 100 residents with a variety of care needs. This assisted living community is dedicated to providing quality, resident-focused living where dignity and self-worth are valued, lives are enriched and relationships are celebrated. Compassion and dignity are essential to the mission of Villa St. Francis which strives to create an environment that celebrates and respects each member of the community, regardless of their physical or cognitive situation.
Population: 90+ seniors ranging in age from 57 to 98, 25% male and 75% female, 80% of population ages 80-99. Half of residents have dementia.
Description of Project: As an assisted living facility, one of the challenges is keeping residents safe. Possible ideas for project might center on the following: falls awareness, safety behind closed doors, balance, exercise, diet choices, the benefits of staying active, issues of living with CHF, dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, visual deficits, diabetes, and chronic pain. Memory management and/or activities would also benefit a large portion of the population.
Agency: Operation Dream
Contact: Rodney Bourrage
Phone: (414) 507-5008
Address: 3965 N 15th Street
Description of Agency: OPERATION DREAM Mentoring Program: This program is designed to give young males, ages 4-17, the support and guidance they need to become responsible individuals. Founded in 2006, Operation Dream builds leadership, academic, and social skills among at-risk youth through an innovative peer-mentoring program that fosters growth and development. They serve primarily boys whose environment puts them at particular risk and for whom existing organizations are out of reach. Its staff instills discipline, promotes education, and engages children in the possibilities of the future.
Population: Predominantly at-risk African-American and Hispanic teen males.
Description of Project: Nutrition, alcoholism, tobacco use, violence, bullying, leadership and self-development, drug abuse, STI’s.
Agency: Guest House of Milwaukee
Contact: Rebecca Frank
Address: 1216 N. 13th Street (within walking distance)
Description of Agency: The Guest House provides shelter, housing, education and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. Founded in 1981 by the Central City Churches, the Guest House offers emergency shelter, transitional shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing for homeless adult men. Services provided include: case management, benefits counseling, AODA treatment and support groups, mental health counseling, education, employability skills assessment, job training and placement, access to primary health care and psychiatric services (including medication monitoring), and referrals to other community-based agencies and providers.
Population: Predominantly Homeless men, African-American, Hispanic, Caucasian, some with alcohol/drug addiction, some with mental illness, unemployed/underemployed, ranges of ages
Description of Project: Alcoholism, tobacco, mental health topics, drug addiction, nutrition, violence, etc.
Agency: Pan-African Community Association (PACA) – 2 groups
Contact: Michael Grochowski
Address: 4063 N 64th St. Unit A
By Bus: Take the BLU Bus towards Fdl-National Metroexpress – To Park Pl./Liberty. Get off at Fond du Lac and Ely and walk toward N 56th St. Turn left on N 56th St. followed by right onto W Hope Ave. Continue to walk to N 64th St. and turn left. Site will be one block past Morse Marshall High School on your right.
By Car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave., turn right at 16th St. and continue on to North 17th St. Turn left onto West Fond Du Lac Ave. Turn left on West Capitol Dr. Turn right on N 64th St. Site will be on the left, and parking is located in the back.
Approximate Travel By Car: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel By Bus: 45 minutes
Description of Agency: Established in 2007, the Pan-African Community Association is a non-profit organization that centers on providing support, resources, and services to recent African refugees and immigrants. One of the association’s main goals is to provide its clients with support as they make a smooth transition to American Society, while preserving and maintaining their African cultural values and beliefs. According to the Executive Director of the program, there are nearly 7,000 to 10,000 African immigrants living in the Milwaukee area. As a result of their transition to the Milwaukee area, many of these individuals face challenges including cultural misunderstandings and lack of communication abilities with school and community officials, making it difficult to find necessary resources. To assist these individuals, PACA holds tutoring classes for approximately 30 grade school and high school students and also assists African immigrants with educational, housing, and other needs.
Population: African refugees and immigrants.
Description of Project: Health promotion focused on cultural adjustment-related health issues faced by refugees and immigrants.
Agency: Adult Learning Center
Contact: Jeremy Ault
Phone: (414) 263-5874
Address: 1916 North 4th Street
Transportation: Take the #30, #10, or #14 bus east from campus to N. 6th St. Transfer to the #80 bus and disembark on N. 6th St. and W Reservoir Ave. Walk two blocks east to 4th St. & Reservoir Ave.
Approximate travel time by bus: 25-30 minutes
Approximate travel time by car: 8 minutes
Description of Agency: Since it was established in 1979, The Adult Learning Center has provided basic educational opportunities to economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals ranging in age from 18 to 65 years old in the Milwaukee community. The primary objective of the program is to help the more than 130 adults enrolled in the program improve the quality of their lives and influence their communities in positive ways. In addition to regular academic work, students of The Adult Learning Center have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs including programs on computer literacy, financial literacy, life skills, employability and job readiness skills, health education, and preparation for Driver Education written exams. The Adult Learning Center is a very well organized agency with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Population: A diverse population of adults.
Description of project: Nutrition, alcoholism, tobacco, drug abuse, violence, etc.
Agency: St. Ann’s Rest Home
Contact: Sister Simon Grosicka
Phone: (414) 383-2630
Address: 2020 South Muskego Avenue
By Bus: Take the #14 bus towards Southridge. The bus will head across the 16th street viaduct, and continue south down Cesar Chavez Drive (16th Street). Disembark at W. Forest Home Ave. and S. 20th Street. Walk one block north (to W. Rogers St.), two blocks east (to S. Muskego Ave.), and 1/2 block southwest to the site, 2020 S. Muskego Ave.
By Car: Via West Clybourn Street take the 16th Street Bridge heading south over the bridge. Continue into southside Milwaukee, at the intersection of 16th Street (now called S Cesar Chavez Dr.) and West Greenfield Avenue bear right onto South Muskego Avenue. St. Ann's is six blocks farther on the left hand side. Parking is available.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 20 minutes
Description of Agency: St. Ann's Rest Home is a non-profit nursing home and long term care facility operated by the Dominican Sisters. Its mission is to provide a high quality of care to the elderly by a specific respect for human life. They are deeply rooted in the Catholic Church's teaching that gives their residents, families, employees, and friends moral values of respect and dignity regardless of their race or denomination. There is a daily schedule that offers activities that begin with 7:00am mass every morning and include: exercise, spending time outdoors, bingo, arts and crafts, birthday parties and other social events. St. Ann's is licensed for fifty residents.
Population: Elderly (a majority of residents are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and/or other forms of dementia), staff members, possible some families of residents or local community.
Description of Project: Overview of research on Dementia prevention and brain hygiene, including how physical condition, various diets, mental, spiritual and social activity influence brain health.
Agency: 16th Street Community Health Center
Contact: Dalila Cardona
Phone: (414) 385-3375
Address: 1337 S. Cesar Chavez Dr.
Transportation: Take the #14 bus from the northwest corner of 16th and Wisconsin across the bridge. Get off at Mineral. Walk one block south to Washington. The Center is on the northeast corner of 16th and Washington.
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 5 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 8 minutes
Description of Agency: The Center is an innovative, case-managed, and family based primary health care provider committed to providing quality health care to residents of the near Southside of Milwaukee, which are traditionally limited in their health care options because of cultural and/or financial barriers. The center’s comprehensive health services and programs include: primary health care services (maternity, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine and dental); the Women, Infants and Children Supplementary Food Program (WIC); health education classes; behavioral health services; HIV prevention and treatment; physical and occupational therapy; Social Services; Perinatal Outreach Project; First Time Parents Program; Lead Outreach; and environmental projects. Most of the staff are bilingual.
Population: The clinic provides high quality health care, health education and social services to low-income residents in Milwaukee’s culturally diverse south side.
Description of Project: There are a variety of opportunities to present health topics including meeting with Spanish speaking parenting classes, working with the prenatal patients (mothers-to-be) who attend an incentive program that encourages regular checkups, follow up with and educate new mothers about the benefits of breastfeeding, etc.
Agency: Marquette University Center for Health Education & Promotion
Contact: Amy Melichar
Phone: (414) 288-5217
Address: 707 N. 11th Street (building on campus)
Description of Agency: Recognizing that health is a vital part of learning, The Center for Health Education & Promotion is committed to providing programs, services and resources that create a campus culture in which Marquette students make informed and proactive decisions about personal and community health. The center is responsible for organizing various health promotion programs for Marquette students during the semester. They compile data and research and implement campaigns accordingly.
Population: 18-22 year-old Marquette students.
Description of Project: Programs from the office for the spring include Love Your Body Week, Spring Break Blitz, National Nutrition Month, and AIDS Awareness Week. Other possible topics include relationships, men’s and women’s health, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, physical health/exercise, stress management, etc.
Agency: Holton Youth and Family Center – 2 groups
Contact: Katie Polace
Address: 510 E. Burleigh Street
Transportation: Board the #14 bus at Wisconsin & 10th St., and take it downtown towards Bayshore. Get off at Milwaukee & Wisconsin, and walk to 510 E. Burleigh Street.
Approximate travel time by bus: 35 minutes
Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes
Description of Agency: The Holton Youth & Family Center is an urban community center engaging the youth and families of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods. This neighborhood center envisions a healthier community that possesses access to health, wellness, and recreation services by bringing education, arts, and leadership programming to youth. Their mission is to engage surrounding community resources for the betterment of neighborhood quality of life.
Population: Predominantly African American and Latino youth, ages 5-19. A bulk of their participants and elementary and high school-age.
Description of Project: Bullying, violence prevention, drug abuse, structured athletic and recreational activities, preventative health and nutrition
Agency: Benedict Center
Contact: Meagan Winn
Phone: 414-347-1774 ext. 212
Address: 135 W. Wells St., Suite 700
Transportation: Take any eastbound bus (#10, #30) on Wisconsin to Plankinton. Walk one block northwest on Plankinton until Wells. The Benedict Center is located on the corner of Wells and Plankinton, find address.
Approximate Time By Car: 3 minutes
Approximate Time By Bus: 9 minutes
Description of Agency: Benedict Center offers basic education classes, high school diploma classes, and a variety of support components (Parenting, Job Readiness and Placement, etc.). All of the women involved in the program have at one time in their lives been arrested, usually on a misdemeanor, non-violent charge.
Population: Women in conflict with the law
Description of Project: Presentations for women that utilize their services on HIV, sexual health, women’s health issues, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Agency: Repairers of the Breach Medical Clinic
Contact: Debbie Minsky-Kelly
Address: 1334 W. Vliet Street
By Bus: Take the #12 bus, from the Corner of 12th and Wisconsin, North to Vliet St. Get off and walk about a block and a half West to 1335 W. Vliet St.
By Car: Go North on N. 12th St. to W. McKinley Ave. Take a left onto McKinley, and then take a right on N. 13th St. Take a left onto W. Vliet St. (Park on 14th St.)
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 5 minutes
Description of Agency: Repairers of the Breach Medical Clinic serves a homeless population in Milwaukee’s central city. The clinic is run primarily through volunteers and students, providing primary medical care as well as preventative health education programs.
Population: The clinic serves both a homeless population and adult residents of our inner city neighborhood. The patient population is largely African American, with 80% of that group being male.
Description of Project: Presentations addressing preventative health and the importance of practicing preventative health behaviors.
Agency: Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services
Contact: Aaron Goyette
Phone: (414) 643-5108, direct line (414) 755-1995
Address: 1215 S. 45th Street, West Milwaukee, WI 53214
Transportation: By Bus: Take the #14 bus from in front of McCormick just across the 16th Street Bridge to 11th and National. Transfer to the #18 bus heading west on National and disembark on 47th & National. Walk about 6 minutes to the site, turning left on 47th, left on Beloit Rd., stay straight onto Scott St., and then you'll see St. Florian Church straight ahead. The agency is located inside the school building next to the church.
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 35 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Description of Agency: Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services provides tutoring and academic instruction for adults in the south side neighborhood of Milwaukee who are working to create greater economic security for themselves and their families through education. The center’s programs include English Language Learning (ELL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED/HSED instruction (also GED instruction in Spanish), citizenship preparation, and basic computer instruction. They focus on small group (2-6 people) and one-on-one tutoring in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect. The mission of Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services is to provide education, life skills training and workforce development instruction for adult learners in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect. Learners are inspired and empowered to enrich their lives and their communities.
Population: Milwaukee Achiever learners come from diverse backgrounds, are of all ages, and are working towards a variety of academic and career goals. Many of the learners are undergoing career changes and need to improve their employment skills.
Description of Project: Students can present on a variety of topics including personal and preventative health, importance of exercise, etc.
Agency: Journey House
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
Description of Agency: Journey House is a neighborhood community center grounded in the philosophy that “Education is a Family Journey”. Journey House is a neighborhood infrastructure that works with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy in order to increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods. Adult programming offers a flexible schedule of programs to develop academic, employment, and life skills that feature the following: Basic Skills/GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Spanish GED. 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.
Population: Journey House serves children, adults, and families of all ages. 62% of clients are Latino, 26% are African American and 7% are Caucasian.
Description of Presentation: Students may gear their presentation towards adults, only if bilingual or Spanish speaking. If not, presentation may target youth group of 4th – 6th graders on topics of bullying, self-esteem, etc.
Agency: Boys and Girls Club
Contact: Anton Timms
Phone: (414) 267-8111
Address: There are multiple locations of Boys and Girls Clubs. Please contact Anton for specific information about which location your group will present at.
Description of Agency: The Boys and Girls Club is a youth guidance organization offering positive and safe activities for children ages 6 - 18. The Boys and Girls Clubs exist to inspire and empower all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Population: Children ages 6-18 from diverse backgrounds
Description of presentation: Students can present on a variety of topics, possibly relating to the programs listed above, including promotion of good behavioral choices and avoiding negative behaviors, avoiding alcohol and drugs, finding non-violent disputes, maintaining positive relationships, nutrition, bullying, etc.
Agency: Project Q – Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
Contact: Kristin Donat
Phone: (414) 271-2656
Address: 1110 North Market Street – come in through the courtyard entrance and take the elevator to the 2nd floor of the building
Transportation: Take the 10 Bus towards Bayshore until Wisconsin/Plankinton. Walk to 1110 N. Market Street.
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 19 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 7 minutes
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm-9pm, Friday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Description of Agency: Project Q has been serving LGBTQ youth aged 13-24 since 1999, providing them with a "safe space" in which they can participate in a variety of activities. Their mission is to create programs for youth by youth. Project Q offers three main services to LGBTQ youth. The first is drop-in activities, which focus on not only building a supportive community for the youth, but also providing them with a variety of programs designed to educate them on essential topics. The center offers a lounge area with computers, TV, DVD/ video players, and a library for the students that participate in drop-in activities. A second aspect of Project Q's programming for LGBTQ youth is support services, providing the youth with a variety of programming staff and peers with whom they can engage, receive valuable information, and find comfort. The third service is a skills building program which empowers the youth for the future. Project Q believes in the ability of youth to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become healthy educated adults.
Population: LGBT youth ages 13-24
Description of Project: Entering Project Q’s safe space with an open mind and an understanding of the diverse issues of the LGBTQ youth is essential. Students can present to young men and women’s groups on a variety of topics including oppression, identities, how to address or reduce harm, HIV, preventative health, mental health, sexual health, personal wellness/relationships and general culturally relevant topics that aim for the positive cultural, social, educational, and emotional development of young adults.
Agency: Milwaukee Women’s Center at Community Advocates
Contact: Linda Cobbs
Phone: (414) 270-4662
Address: 3025 W. Mitchell Street
Transportation: Take #10 from 16th St. and Wisconsin Ave. West to 27th St. and Wisconsin Ave. Transfer at 27th to bus #27 going South to Layton and Mitchell St. Walk 3.5 blocks West to the Milwaukee Women's Center
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 26 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 7 minutes
Description of Agency: Milwaukee Women's Center is a shelter for battered women and their children. The agency provides shelter for women who are in eminent danger and need a temporary sanctuary from their abusive partners. The Milwaukee Women’s Center provides holistic care to empower women and families who are experiencing abuse to live safe, independent and healthy lives. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the mothers have mandatory groups, and childcare is provided during that time. In addition to games and activities, the childcare director provides programs for the children on issues of domestic violence and abuse. The hotline is available to women who are calling about domestic violence. There are a various types of calls received ranging from information to crisis calls.
Population: The clients at the Milwaukee Women’s Center are, by majority, racial and ethnic minorities who have very low income, who reside in Milwaukee County and are of all ages. 80% of the clients are women and girls; 60% are African American, 30% Caucasian, and 8% Hispanic; 85% live near or below the Federal poverty level; 90% reside in Milwaukee county.
Description of Project: Students will develop presentations for the Day Treatment Program on topics including education and awareness regarding the dynamics of domestic violence, healing and rehabilitation, non-violent communication and conflict resolution skills, and development of an abuse prevention plan. Because many of the women in the Older Abused Women’s Program have been abused for many years (sometimes for decades), most of these clients face increased barriers such as long-term isolation, financial dependence, disabilities (physical and emotional), lack of transportation, low self-esteem, and feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. Presentations could also address these topics.
Agency: Milwaukee Center for Independence
Contact: Manadra Rainey
Phone: (414) 937-2020 Main Line, (414) 937-2258 Direct Line
Address: 2020 W. Wells St.
Transportation: Within walking distance and on the LIMO route.
Description of Agency: Milwaukee Center for Independence is a comprehensive, community-based rehabilitation facility and sheltered workshop that helps people with developmental disabilities live and work in the community. The MCFI offers over 50 programs and services to assist people of all ages. Every program is led by a certified, experienced, and professional staff. Each year, the MCFI helps nearly 10,000 individuals reach their personal goals. Programs include the following:
Population: MCFI assists individuals and families with special needs including children, teens, adults and older adults.
Description of Project: A variety of topics could be presented on regarding people with developmental disabilities, including topics relative to the center’s programs listed above and presenting to pregnant mothers for their SmartBaby clients.