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

Playworks

Students can choose from the following 5 locations:

 

Brown Street Academy

Address: 2029 N. 20th Street

Transportation:

By car: Head north on 17th St. Turn left on W Walnut St. Turn right on 20th St.

By bus: Take the #23 towards Calumet/Granville - Via Fond Du Lac-National at Wisconsin and N14th St. Get off at Fond Du Lac and N 19th St. Walk to 20th St and go head South.

Orientation: Set up individual orientation

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 10am to 12pm

 

Siefert Elementary School

Address: 1547 N. 14th Street

Transportation:

By car: Head north on 14th St.

By bus: Take the #23 bus towards Calumet/Granville - Via Fond Du Lac-Nation at Wisconsin and N 14th St. Get off at N 17th and Walnut. Walk south on 17th St. Turn left on Galena St.

Orientation: Set up individual orientation

Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 12:15pm

 

Elm Creative Arts School

Address: 900 W. Walnut Street

Transportation:

By car: Head north on 12th St. Turn right on Walnut.

By bus: Take the #12 bus towards 92nd Hampton. Get off at 12th and Walnut. Walk .2 miles east.

Orientation: Set up individual orientation

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

Albert Story School

Address: 3815 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Transportation:

By car: Head west on Wells and turn right on 37th. Turn left on Kilbourn

By bus: Take the #30 towards 67th-Keefe at 18th. Get off at 35th and Kilbourn.

Orientation: First day of service

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30pm OR 3:00-5:00pm

 

George Washington Carver Academy

Address: 1900 N. 1st Street

Transportation:

By car: Head west on Wisconsin and turn right on 12th St. Turn right onto W Walnut. Continue onto W Pleasant St. Turn left onto N 1st Street.

By bus: Take the #12 towards Downtown. Get off at Plankington & Wisconsin. Take the #19 towards Silver Spring. Get off at MLK Drive & Reservoir . Walk .2 miles (28 minutes).

Orientation: First day of service

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-2:15pm

 

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Description of Agency/Activities: 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 at 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/Requirements:


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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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