Rebecca Bardwell, Ph.D.
Schroeder Complex 168B
Phone: (414) 288-1430
Special Course: 10 hours and Presentation on Lesson
Agency: Messmer High School
Limit: 6 students
Contact: Rose Richard
Phone: (414) 264-5440
Address: 742 W. Capitol Drive
Approximate Time By Car: 10 Minutes
Approximate Time By Bus: 30 Minutes
Orientation: Friday January 24th at 3:15pm or Saturday January 25th at 10:00am
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-3:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am-2:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: 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 in Agency: As a volunteer at Messmer School, students will be responsible for assisting instructors as they provide individualized academic support to students in the classes. The Service Learner will be directly working with Burmese refugee students in their classes. They may also be responsible for tutoring students in English, Math and Science. Ideally, Messmer would like to match Service Learners and Messmer students up to work together throughout the semester.
Special Requirements: Attending one hour per week observing and helping the students. Consistent weekly attendance is necessary at this site. Student will develop a lesson to teach which they will present towards the end of the semester. Background checks and online Working with Minors training are required. Students must print out Working with Minors certificate, have Service Learning contract filled out to get signed at Orientation. Background checks will be given to be filled out at Orientation.
Agency: Milwaukee College Prep
Limit: 10 students
Contact: Maggie Broeren
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 13 minutes
Orientation: January 28th at 8:30am, January 29th at 8:30am, or January 30th at 3:00pm
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: Milwaukee College Prep is an elementary and middle charter public school. There is an unrelenting focus on academic achievement and character development. They embrace a philosophy of love and hard-work coupled with a college-bound curriculum grounded in basic skills, outstanding literature and moral virtues. In partnership with parents, they provide an environment of high expectations and accountability that equips all students with the choice to determine their success in life. In addition to the core curriculum of phonics, poetry, vocabulary, foreign language and mathematics, MCP offers physical education, art and music classes once per week in elementary and twice per week in Middle School. Many students stay after school to get involved in extra-curricular activities.
Student Role in Agency: Service Learners will be responsible for observing and assisting in the classroom. They will be working with the teacher to provide individual assistance for students in K-8th grade classrooms.
Special Requirements/ Commitment: Students will attend the site weekly for one hour throughout the semester and develop a lesson plan to present in the classroom towards the end of the semester. If you have not already completed Marquette's Working with Minors training, you must do so. The volunteer agreement form and the Service Learning contract must be filled out prior to attending the orientation. More information will be available at Sign-Up Night.
Agency: St. Anthony School
Limit: 6 Students
Address: 1747 S. 9th Street
Contact: Teresa Amman
Phone: (414) 384-1730
Transportation: Approximate Travel Time by Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 25 minutes
Orientation: 4:00-5:45 pm on Monday, January 27th and 8:30-10:15 am on Wednesday, January 29th.
Days/Hours of Operation:
Description of Agency/Activities: St. Anthony School has been educating children for nearly 140 years is and is committed to developing literate, productive Catholic leaders for the Church and society. St. Anthony School is currently the largest Catholic grade school in the United States, serving approximately 1,700 students on the Milwaukee’s south-side. St. Anthony is an English immersion school as 99 percent of the student population is Hispanic and speaks English as a second language. In addition, 99 percent of the students at St. Anthony qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.
Student Role in Agency
Commitment: Mandatory orientation at the site for 1 hour and 1 hour per week for the duration of the semester. Student will develop a lesson to teach in the class which they will present towards the end of the semester.
Since Service Learners will be working directly with St. Anthony students, it is required that volunteers be outgoing and personable, show initiative, and enjoy interacting with students of all ages. They need to own their placement and work to make it a good fit by sharing feedback and being proactive.
Agency: Tenor High School
Limit: 6 students
Contact: Principal Tyson Tlachac
Phone: (414) 431-4371
Address: 840 N. Jackson St. (Northeast corner of Cathedral Square- Jackson and Kilbourn)
Orientation: Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00am or Thursday, January 30th at 12:00pm.
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Preference for students to commit to 11:30am-1:30pm time frame.
Description of Agency/Activities: Tenor, which is Latin for “continuing momentum for the duration; a career,” is the first school of its kind in Milwaukee. Tenor High School offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) certificate in a specific area or concentration. With its career development focus, Tenor is designed to assist students as they prepare themselves for their future careers. The school also works to help students become better prepared employees by teaching skills in communication, math, science, problem solving, and critical thinking. Additionally, a strong work ethic is instilled into the students. From its brightly painted walls, carpeted floors, and students completely engaged in the classroom, Tenor provides a safe, comfortable, and protected environment that allows students to thrive. Small class sizes, dedicated teachers and administrators, and a focused curriculum allow students to experience both academic and personal success. From all-school assemblies featuring guest speakers, to classes in career exploration and professionalism, Tenor provides students with a wide range of learning experiences designed to ensure student success. Of the students at Tenor, 69% participate in the free or reduced lunch program and approximately 85% represent ethnic minorities.
Student Role in Agency: Service Learning students will observe and help students in 9th-12th grade classrooms. They will be in study skills classroom assisting the teacher in working individually and collectively with the students. Service Learning students will attend and develop a lesson to present to the class which they worked in throughout the semester.
Special Requirements/ Commitment: Service Learners will attend weekly for one hour throughout the semester. Students should be mindful of the hour commitment for their course, and may need to make arrangements with the site to serve additional hours if needed. Regular attendance is very important at this site. Thorough background checks will be conducted. Paperwork will be given at Sign-Up Night. If you have not already completed Marquette's Working with Minors training, you must do so. More information will be available at Sign-Up Night.
Agency: Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning
Limit: 10 Students
Contact: Kristen Annen & Aimee Harris
Address: 1017 N. 12th Street
Transportation: Walk to the intersection of 12th St. and Highland Ave or take bus #12 north to Highland Ave (two stops).
Approximate Travel Time on foot: 5 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 5 minutes
Description of Agency: Wisconsin Conservatory of Life Long Learning is a K-12 year round MPS School. The mission of WCLL is to develop children, who are diverse in cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ability levels and learning styles, into caring individuals and responsible citizens. WCLL provides quality education through a cooperative relationship of home, school and community. It is their goal to empower students to meet the global challenges of today and realize the dreams of tomorrow. WCCL is conveniently located just north of Aurora Sinai Hospital on 12th Street and is an easy walk from Marquette’s campus.
Student Role in Agency: WCCL has an extensive after school program and students sign-up to participate in the various activities. Marquette students will assist either in class during the day or after school in the various afterschool programs, working directly with the teacher in charge of each program. Some of the afterschool offerings include: Spanish club, Spanish tutoring, music enrichment, science tutoring, Asian club, math tutoring, forensics, general tutoring and afterschool help, entertainment enrichment club, reading and math online practice, Lead to Succeed, Spoken Word, and Sexual Education and Responsibility.
Commitment/ Special Requirements: The goal for Service Learning students is to gain as much exposure to students from different developmental levels. The expectation is that each student attends weekly for one hour of observation and assistance at the school and then developing a lesson plan to present to the class, towards the end of the semester. If you need additional hours or exposure to other developmental ages, please sign-up for other events or classroom observations by looking in the binder of opportunities for Marquette students which is located on the counter in the school’s main office.