Ruth McShane

(414) 288-3866


Course and site listing for Ruth McShane

NURS 6244: Health Promotion

Special Course: Presentations


  1. Form small groups and determine a group leader to be the primary contact for the organization and to schedule the first meeting with the organization. Once you elect a group leader, please email the Service Learning Program (see contact information below) office the organization you will work with for your presentation.
  2. Set up an in-person meeting with the contact person to:
    1. Set up the date and time for the actual presentation
    2. Learn more about the population served
    3. Determine what the audience might be interested in learning about
    4. Learn about the site's expectations
    5. Learn more information about your audience
  3. Develop aninteractivepresentation that is appropriately geared for your audience
  4. Present the interactive presentation, answer questions, have the site contact complete a feedback form that you create

The community organizations below have multiple partnerships in the community and their summer programming is very busy. Please keep this in mind when contacting the organization; call and leave a voice message as well as a follow-up email. When you contact the organization (if necessary), let them know they expressed interest in a health presentation and your following up to partner with them.

If you have any questions, please contact, Alexis Rhodes,


Placement Options:

Agency/Organization Name: ELCA Outreach Center

Contact: Karl Erickson

Phone: See professor for site contact information



Address: 6218 26th Ave, Kenosha WI 53143

Description of Agency: The mission of the ELCA Outreach Center is to share God's love by addressing the needs of children, youth and adults through programs and services that encourage them to become self-sufficient, caring and participating members of the community. We try to help people get back on their feet while sharing God’s love. Attached is a list of our programs and services.

Population:Adults generally over the age of 25 up to 80 years old. Half male and half female. Many clients are diagnosed with some sort of mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Description of Project/Presentations Needed:


Agency/Organization Name: Kenosha Senior Center

Contact: Denise Jacob

Phone: See professor for site contact information



Address: 2717 67th StreetKenosha, WI 53143

Description of Agency (Brief 1-2 paragraphs): The Kenosha Senior Center provides recreational activities, informational programming and acts as a resource center for older adults. Recreational activities include exercise classes, computer classes, art, dancing, tai chi, yoga, swimming, ceramics, movies, cards, bingo, crafts, chorus, darts, billiards and woodworking. The Center takes several day trips a year to baseball games, lunch cruises, shopping trips and dinner theatres. Informational programs include presentations by representatives from the Department of Aging, college students and local Senior Service Organizations. Services offered at the Senior Center include the AARP Tax-Aide Program, where area seniors can get their taxes done free of charge, blood pressure checks and monthly dances open to the senior public. We are also a meal site for the Kenosha County Nutrition Program, serving hot lunches to seniors Monday through Friday at a low cost.

Population: 1,200 members

Description of Project/Presentations: Aerobics, meditation, falls prevention, healthy eating, health topics, etc. We are open to whatever a student wants to present.


Agency/Organization Name: RecPlex

Contact: Erin Winch

Phone: See professor for site contact information



Address: 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Description of Agency: Our program serves adults with disabilities.

Population: Adults with various disabilities.

Description of Project/Presentations Needed: We’d love to learn more about healthy eating and healthy choices. We already offer a healthy cooking class and I think this would pair nicely with it. Obesity in people with disabilities is a huge problem and education would help take a step in the right direction.


Agency/Organization Name: Acelero Learning

Contact:Kara Kienbaum

Phone: 262-635-1920 C: 262-327-6837


Address: 1220 Mound Ave#101 Racine, WI53404

Description of Agency: Acelero Learning - Wisconsin offers free, full-day, full-year Early Head Start (ages 0-3) and Head Start (ages 3-5) services in Burlington, WI,and in Milwaukee and Racine Counties.In Milwaukee County, we serve over 800 children in Early Head Start and Head Start on the north side of Milwaukee and in the city of Cudahy. The service area in Milwaukee is bounded by Silver Spring, North Avenue, 76th Street, and the Milwaukee River. We also serve over 500 children in Early Head Start and Head Start in Racine County. Our service area in Racine includes three zip codes in the center of the city and on Racine’s east side--53402, 53403, and 53404. We also provide Head Start services in Burlington, WI.

At all of our centers, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality early childhood education to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond. Children who attend for the full year--including our summer portion--are more prepared for school than those who do not. Attending in the summer guarantees your child a slot in the 2015-2016 school year. We also offer Extended Day services at various centers for before-and after-school care, geared towards working families.

Acelero Learning - Wisconsin also now offers full-day K4.K4 is a free, full-day program offered at our Capitol, Teutonia, and Eternal Learning centers in Milwaukee and all of our centers in Racine. Contact your nearest centerfor more information and to schedule an enrollment appointment.

At all of our centers, we focus on promoting family life practices that help close the Achievement Gap. We engage families at all levels individually, in groups, and as leaders in center-based campaigns. This strengthens family environments in order to maintain consistent daily routines, create experience-rich environments for children, promote language and literacy in the home, and utilize positive guidance and discipline.

Nutritious meals and snacks are also provided every day at all centers in a family-style dining setting. In addition, we support the completion of general health and wellness screenings and exams for all children served by our program. A wide range of social services are provided for interested families through our dedicated Family Advocates.

Acelero Learning - Wisconsin was established in 2013 in Milwaukee County and our centers in Racine County were added in 2014.

Population: Low-Income Families of children ages 0-5.

Description of Project/Presentations Needed: Dental Health for Children.



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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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