Marilyn Frenn, Ph.D, RN, CNE, ANEF

Clark Hall, 353

(414) 288-3845




Course and site listing for Marilyn Frenn


NURS 6244: Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Course Learning Objectives that are related to Service Learning:



1.) After signing up and determining group leaders, the group should appoint a group leader who will be the primary contact person with the organization.

2.) Set up an in-person meeting with the contact person to:

3.) Develop interactive presentation that is appropriately geared to the students' developmental level.

4.) Present the interactive presentation, answer questions, have your audience/staffcomplete a feedback form that you create.



Placement Options:


Agency: Neighborhood House

Contact: Cynthia Jasper

                Phone: (414) 933-6161 extension 134 (preferred)



Address: 2819 W Richardson Pl

Description of Agency: The mission of this thriving community center is to aid neighborhood individuals and families to improve the quality of life for themselves, their relatives, their neighborhood and their community. Services are designed to promote self-sufficiency and build solutions to problems which create barriers to education, and economic and personal growth. A variety of educational, cultural and recreational services are offered at the agency. Service Learners may work with children, teens, seniors and entire families. Neighborhood House has a helpful staff and a diverse population of children and youth who are attentive, challenging and enthusiastic about almost any activity.

Population: teenagers from 13-17

Description of Project: Students will be working with the Personal Responsibility Education Program and will can present on hygiene, the reproductive anatomy, and the menstrual cycle.


Agency: St. Joseph’s Children’s Academy 

Contact: Sister Mary Brendan

Phone: 414-645-5337 x262 (preferred)



Address: 1600 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215

Description of Agency: At St. Joseph Academy they believe that children learn best in an environment where they are challenged, listened to and treated with respect and where the focus is not just on the academic, but on the whole child. Their programs are designed to give children of varying learning styles and educational abilities the very best in academic instruction, guided by instilling our core values of: respect for human dignity, compassion, transformation, solidarity with the poor, as well as justice and peace.

Population: Children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5th grade, 75% of the students are Hispanic/Latino, with a majority being bilingual.

Description of Project for Children: St. Joseph is a community-based organization, committed to serving the students and families of our neighborhood. Possible Project ideas include; Asthma, food allegories, how to lice checks, bed bugs, diabetes, nutrition, dental, eye sight, activities to maintain a healthy body weight.

Description of Project for Adults: St. Joseph is a community-based organization, committed to serving the students and families of our neighborhood. Possible Project ideas include; Activities for parents to help keep healthy children, mosquito protection, lice detection, diabetes, asthma.     


Agency: Lutheran Social Services

Contact: Mary Flynn
Phone: 414-325-3117


Address: 5300 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, WI

Description of Agency: Lutheran Social Services (LSS) offers a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. With the help of over 1,100 employees, LSS provides services across a person’s lifespan, addressing a variety of conditions. Services are available for children and families, adults, older adults and persons with disabilities. Services include addiction, adoption and foster care, mental health, corrections, disabilities, homelessness, parenting, refugee resettlement, aging, counseling, and housing.

Population: Refugees

Description of Project: Possible topics include memory activities, hygiene, specific diets, nutrition, and ways to stay active and promote balance.


Agency: City on a Hill

Contact: Kelly Scroggins
Phone: 414-931-6670 ext. 139 (preferred)


Address: 2224 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: City on a Hill is working to break the cycle of generational poverty and bring transformation to central city neighborhoods. Through a collaborative and Christ-centered model of service, they are working to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families and foster racial reconciliation. 

Population: Young boys and girls, predominately African American

Description of Project: Nutrition, alcoholism, tobacco use, violence, bullying, leadership and self-development, drug abuse, personal hygiene, and professional appearance.


Agency:Jefferson Court

Site Contact: Justin Kasdorf

Phone Number: 414-271-1481 (preferred)


Address: 415 E Knapp St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Description of Agency:Jefferson Court Senior Apartments is a senior living community for low income adults +55 who receive rent assistance. Residents live independently in 220 private apartments, but they are invited to participate in a variety of recreational, education, and social opportunities in the complex’s community room in an effort to build community and long-term independence.

Description of Project:Jefferson Court is interested in providing information about communicable diseases to its senior residents so that they can remain healthy and independent. Students will work with the Resident Services Coordinator. Potential topics will include: flu, pneumonia, shingles information, immunization information and STI information.





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P.O. Box 1881
707 N. 11th St. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

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

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