Address: 1916 N 4th St.
Transportation: Take the #30, #10, or #14 bus east from campus to N. 6th St. At 6th Street, transfer to the #80 bus and disembark on N. 6th St. and W Reservoir Ave. Walk two blocks east to 4th St. & Reservoir Ave.
Approximate travel time by bus: 25-30 minutes
Approximate travel time by car: 8 minutes
Orientation: First day of service
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-6:30pm.
Description of Agency/Activities: Since it was established in 1979, The Adult Learning Center has provided basic educational opportunities to economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals ranging in age from 18 to 65 years old in the Milwaukee community. The primary objective of the program is to help the more than 130 adults enrolled in the program improve the quality of their lives and influence their communities in positive ways. In addition to regular academic work, students of The Adult Learning Center have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs including programs on computer literacy, financial literacy, life skills, employability and job readiness skills, health education, and preparation for Driver Education written exams. The Adult Learning Center is a very well organized agency with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
A number of activities throughout the school year enrich student experience and create a community feeling at the Center, including a Thanksgiving and Christmas party, annual book sale fund-raiser, and Black History Month program.
Student Role in Agency: Service Learners are needed as teacher assistants and one-on-one tutors for the adults in the program. Service Learners will interact with adults ages 18 and up and will tutor them in basic subjects including reading, writing, and math (with math being the most prevalent), while encouraging them to remain motivated in the program. At times, Service Learners will be needed to help students prepare for upcoming exams as well.
Commitment/Requirements: Service Learners are required to attend the agency's training session (conducted at the agency), in addition to tutoring at the site for 2-3 hours per week throughout the entire semester.