Playworks
For more information, please see the Playworks Web site.

Playworks

Office Address: 610 N Water Street, Suite 310

Contact: Katie Davis, Program Associate, 414-220-4301, kdavis@playworks.org

Transportation:

By Car: Head west down Wisconsin Ave. Turn right at North Water street. Building will be on the left. Estimated time- 7 minutes.

By Bus: Take number 14, 30, or 10 bus east. Disembark at Water or Broadway. Walk one block south on Water.

Orientation: Set up individual orientation
Locations:
Brown Street School, Elm Creative Arts School, Siefert Elementary, Albert Story School, George Washington Carver Academy
Dress: Athletic clothing for playing

Description of Agency: Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day. Through our on-site direct service, Playworks restores valuable teaching time, reduces bullying, increases physical activity and improves the school and learning environment. Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, improving school climate both on and off the playground. We help transform recess into a safe, fun and inclusive time that gets students active and engaged so they can return to the classroom focused and ready to learn.

Student Role in Agency: Students will assist the Playworks Program Coordinator (Coach) at an elementary school in creating a safe and inclusive playground and be a significant presence by organizing and playing games with 20+ kids. Students will encourage safe, healthy play and positive conflict resolution through role modeling and active participation. Students must love to play games and lead activities with kids and have the ability to model positive behavior. In addition, students will actively engage a diverse range of students in respectful and inclusive healthy play as they build rapport, trust and respect with students. There will also be opportunities to serve at Playworks special events on weeknights for additional service learning.

Commitment: 2 hours at one school per week for the duration of the semester (starting week of February 9 and ending the week of May 4). All service learners must complete online volunteer application prior to orientation.

Limit: 15 students (5 at each school listed below)

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School Service Sites

Brown Street Academy, 2029 N 20th Street

Recess Time: Monday-Thursday 10am to 12pm

Limit: 3 students (no more than 2 students on the same day)

Transportation: BUS--Take 23 Bus towards Calumet/Granville - Via Fond Du Lac-National at Wisconsin and N14th Street. Exit at Fond Du Lac and N19th Street. Walk to 20th Street and go South. (15min) CAR--Drive North on 17th Street. Turn left on W Walnut Street. Turn right on 20th Street. (8min)

 


Siefert Elementary, 1547 N 14th Street

Recess Time: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 12:15pm

Limit: 3 students (no more than 2 students on the same day)

Transportation: BUS--Take 23 Bus towards Calumet/Granville - Via Fond Du Lac-Nation at Wisconsin and N14th Street. Exit at N17th and Walnut. Walk south on 17th street. Turn left on Galena street. (13min) OR Take 12 Bus towards 92ND-Hampton at Wisconsin and N12th Street. Exit at N12 and Cherry. Walk West on Cherry and turn right on 14th street. (13min) CAR--Drive North on 14th Street for about 5 minutes.

 

Elm Creative Arts School, 900 W Walnut St.

Recess time: Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 12:00pm

Limit: 3 students (no more than 2 students on the same day)

Transportation: BUS- Take 12 Bust towards 92nd Hampton at 12th and Wells (stop #776). Exit bust at 12th and Walnut (stop #784). Walk .2 miles east. (14min) CAR- Drive north on 12th street. Turn right on Walnut. (4min)


Albert Story School, 3815 W Kilbourn Ave

Recess time: Monday-Thursday 11:45am to 1:30pm

Limit: 3 students (no more than 2 students on the same day)

Transportation: BUS- Take Bus 30 towards 67th-Keefe at 18th and Wisconsin (stop #413). Exit 35th and Kilbourn (stop #4229). Walk west .2 miles on Kilbourn (16 min). CAR- Head west on Wells and turn right on 37th. Turn left on Kilbourn (5min).

George Washington Carver Academy, 1900 N 1st St

Recess time: Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-2:15pm

Limit: 3 students (no more than 2 students on the same day)

Transportion: BUS- Take Bus 12 towards Downtown. Stop at Plankington & Wisconsin (4 stops). Take Bus 19 towards Silver Spring. Stop at MLK Drive & Reservoir (12 stops). Walk .2 miles (28 minutes). CAR- Head west on Wisconsin and turn right on 12th. Turn right onto W Walnut. Continue onto W Pleasant St. Turn left onto N 1st Street (9min)

 


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Marquette University Service Learning
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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