Address: 510 E. Burleigh Street
Transportation: At the bus-stop across the street from Gesu take a #10 bus heading in the direction of downtown. Stay on the #10 bus for about 25 minutes; it will turn left off of W. Wisconsin Ave on to N Prospect Ave and from there it will turn on to N Humboldt Blvd. Disembark at the intersection of N Humboldt Blvd and E Burleigh St. Turn left and walk about 4 blocks down E Burleigh St (you will pass a church on your way there) and Holton Youth & Family Center will be on your right.
Approximate travel time by bus: 30 minutes
Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes
Orientation: Thursday, January 29th at 4:00pm
Days/Hours of Operation: Mondays-Thursdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: The Holton Youth & Family Center represents a joining of forces on the part of a diverse group of community agencies to bring about measurable, sustainable change, specifically in the areas of youth violence reduction and creating positive alternatives for the young people of Milwaukee. The HYFC Collaborative provides a model for violence-reduction and youth engagement. The Center will unite with youth, families, and resources in the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods: joyfully empowering a healthy, positive and sustainable community. Nearly 100 youth, ages 5-19, visit the Center on a daily basis.
Role of Service Leaner: Service Learners will assist in the community center, which provides a multitude of activities for kids to participate in. Service Learners can assist in programs that provide students with tutoring, mentoring, ballet, basketball, urban dialogue/poetry, beauty training, marital arts, visual arts, crime strategy, open gym, job classes, and music classes.