Course and site listing for Francesca Lopez

EDUC 1220: Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society

**Special Course: Choose 1**

Nativity Jesuit Middle School

Limit: 4 groups of about 4-5 students

Contact: Jim Wilkinson

Phone: (414) 645-1060 ext. 203


Address: 1515 S. 29th St., Milwaukee, WI

Transportation: Catch the #10 (stops at 11th, 12th, 16th and 17th), or the #30 (stops at 12th, 16th, and 17th) going westbound. Get off at 27th street. Catch the #27 southbound. Get off at Greenfield Ave. Walk two blocks west to 29th street and turn left. Nativity will be on your right, just past Orchard.

Approximate travel time by car: 8 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 15 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Students would preferably present during Nativity’s religion classes scheduled on 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:50am, 10:50am, 12:45pm and 2:20pm. Groups will confirm with Jim when they will be coming to present.

Description of Agency/Activities: Nativity Jesuit Middle School is a 6-8 middle school serving Hispanic boys in the inner city. It is school for Latino boys that sets a foundation to develop future Christian leaders in the community. The school also offers a Graduate Support program, as the overwhelming majority of Nativity graduates "will be the first in their family to graduate from high school, let alone pursue a college degree." The students partake in after-school activities from 3:15 - 6:00 pm. The boys also attend a five week residential camp each summer in northern Wisconsin.

Student Role at Agency: Groups can present on the following topics: anger/violence/conflict, computer etiquette/cyber bullying, test taking, stress and friendship during regularly scheduled religion classes.

Orientation: As soon as the group is together/has picked a topic they need to call Jim ASAP to schedule a day when they can go and tour Nativity Jesuit and meet with Jim to set a date for their official presentation.


Notre Dame Middle School

Limit: 1 group of 4-5 students

Contact: Melissa Rios

Phone: 414-671-3000


Address: 1420 W. Scott Street

Transportation: By bus: Take the #14 bus going south on 16th St. to W. Scott--then walk two blocks east to 1420 W. Scott. Often, NDMS will provide transportation back to MU in the school van at 6:15pm when the program is over. By car: Go south on 16th St. across the 16th St. viaduct--16th St. turns into S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr.--turn left onto W. Scott St.

Approximate travel time by car: 5 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 8 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Presentations will be 4:00pm-5:00pm on any day; Monday-Friday

Description of Agency/Activities: Notre Dame Middle School (NDMS) is a Catholic school for young women sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Following in the Christian tradition, Notre Dame fosters respect, responsibility, and sharing of personal talents, and prepares students for admittance to a college preparatory high school. In a bi-literate (English and Spanish) setting, with emphasis on leadership skills, critical thinking, and social justice, young women are empowered to make positive contributions to society.

Student Role at Agency: Groups can present on the following topics: test taking and eating disorders

Orientation: Contact Melissa about coming to Notre Dame for a potential orientation/to schedule your group’s presentation day and subject.


Veritas High School

Limit: 1 group of 4 students

Contact: Rob Clark


Address: 3025 W. Oklahoma Avenue

Transportation: Take the #30 bus west on Wisconsin Ave. to 27th and Wisconsin Ave. Transfer to the #27 bus and take it south to 27th and Oklahoma Ave. Take a right and walk west 3 blocks.

Approximate travel time by car: 14 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 35 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Presentations can be Monday, Tuesday or Friday at 1:30pm-2:20pm or Thursday from 10:10am-11:30am

Description of Agency/Activities: The Veritas High School mission is to prepare Milwaukee students for post-secondary education success through completion of an academically challenging, values-based curriculum in a safe and supportive environment. Veritas strives to meet the diverse needs of all students through small class sizes and a focused curriculum. Veritas is dedicated to educating all students while empowering them to become successful, self-sufficient adult members of society.

Student Role at Agency: Groups will be presenting on goal-setting for Mr. Clark’s personal finance class.

Orientation: Contact Rob Clark (the teacher) ASAP to schedule what day your group will come to Mr. Clark’s class to present.

Journey House

Limit: 2-4 students per a group (up to five groups total)

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 car: 8 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 17 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Contact Cherise to confirm when you can come

Description of Agency/Activities: This site is a neighborhood community center serving adults (18 years and over) from Milwaukee's south side. The Journey House is a neighborhood infrastructure that works with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy. Adult programming offers a flexible schedule of programs that feature the following: Basic Skills/GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Spanish GED.

Student Role at Agency: The groups of 2-4 students are responsible for creating an interactive presentation for one of Journey House’s five after school programs. Groups must be sure to create a presentation that the students at Journey House can be involved in.

Orientation: Contact Cherise ASAP to further discuss times and dates.

Milwaukee College Prep

Limit: 1 group 2-4 students (no more than 4 per a group)

Contact: Maggie Broeren

Phone: (414) 445-8020 ext. 292


Contact (coordinating teacher): Maurice Wright


Address: 36th Street Campus: 2449 North 36th Street or Lloyd Street Campus: 1228 West Lloyd Street

Transportation: Service Learners are encouraged to travel to/from agency in pairs or groups.

For the 36th Street Campus (Formerly Metcalf Park Campus):

By car: Take Wells Street to 35th Street and turn right. Travel north about 1.5 miles on 35th Street. Continue on 35th Street until Wright Street (it comes after the PicknSave grocery store) Turn Left onto Wright Street. and another immediate left on 36th Street. This is the block where Milwaukee College Prep is located. Parking lot is next to school.

Approximate Travel Time by Car: 8 minutes

For the Lloyd Street Campus (Relocated Lindsay Heights Campus):

Take the #12 bus northbound from Wisconsin Ave. and 12th St. to Lloyd St. Disembark on Lloyd St. and head West (left) on Lloyd. The school is located on the right.

Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 13 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Contact Maggie ASAP to confirm hours and days of Maurice’s PE class

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 at Agency: One group of no more than 4 students will be responsible for presenting to Maurice Wright’s PE class (at either school, depending on the day of the presentation). Topics of choice are: nutrition, body image, healthy lifestyles or anything else that would be relevant to a Physical Education class.

Orientation: Contact Maggie ASAP in order to schedule an orientation date in which you will get a tour and set a date for your presentation in the class. Without meeting Maggie for an orientation you will not be able to present at Notre Dame Middle School.


Wisconsin Conservatory of Life Long Learning

Limit: 1 group 2-4 students 

Address: 1017 N. 12th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Transportation: Within walking distance of campus

Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 6 mintues

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, times vary depending on activity choice

Description of Agency/Activities: 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.

Students should note that WCLL does not have school on Monday, Feb. 18th or Monday Feb 25th. They are also on break from March 22nd- April 15th and will not be in session. Students should plan ahead to get enough hours.

Student Role at Agency: Students have two options for service at WCCL:

Option 1: Social Skills Lessons in Classrooms

Contact person: Kristen Annen, school social worker and Aimee Harris, school counselor

Contact information: Kristen- or Aimee-

Days/Times of Service: TBD

Students interested in this option will work in pairs and partner with a teacher. First the students will identify 2 classes at 2 different developmental levels. One class should be at the lower grades and one at the upper grades. Three hours should be spent in each classroom observing the children and observing developmental differences. Students will then develop a social skills lesson that can be delivered to a 4th through 8th grade. Potential topics include: positive communication, healthy relationships, anger management or conflict resolution, manners or etiquette, character education, social media, i.e. cyber bullying, appropriate use of Facebook, etc. Students should be mindful that these presentations are for urban youth, and plan their presentation with a great deal of cultural responsiveness. Classroom teachers will remain in the room during the presentations. Students could refer to 2nd Step or Violence Prevention curriculum for lesson ideas.

MU students should:

Option 2: After School Program

Contact Person: TBA

Contact Information: TBA

Days/Times of Service: All programs are on Mondays or Wednesdays. Times TBA.

WCCL has an extensive after school program and students sign-up to participate in the various activities. Marquette students will assist with the various afterschool programs and work 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, e2012, forensics, general tutoring and afterschool help, entertainment enrichment club, reading and math online practice, Lead to Succeed, Spoken Word, and Sexual Education and Responsibility. Marquette students will be responsible for planning at least one afterschool activity- so for example, for math club, the MU student should plan or facilitate a mini lesson for the group.

Marquette students are responsible for going once a week for the duration of the semester beginning the week of January 28th.

MU students should:



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