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Casa Romero- Emmaus

Address: 423 W. Bruce Street

Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 17 minutes. Take the 23 Bus towards Greefield/68th – Via Fond Du Lac-National. Get off the bus at S2 & Virginia and walk to 423 W. Bruce Street.

Approximate Travel Time By Car: 7 minutes. Head west on W. Wisconsin Avenue toward N 13th street. Take the first right onto N. 13th Street. Take the 1st right onto W. Wells Street. Turn right onto N. 6th Street. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto S. 6th Street. Turn left onto W. Bruce Street.

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Operation: Students must attend three evening EMMAUS team meetings to prepare for workshops (at Casa Romero, schedule times with site contact). A minimum of two office hours a week to develop workshop activities, discussion questions, witness talks, meet as a leadership team etc. (anytime Monday - Friday between 9:00am – 9:00pm).

Attendance at workshops from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on Monday Feb. 3rd, 10th, and March 3rd (self-awareness workshops), March 17th and 24th (discernment workshops), April 7th, and 28th (holistic leadership workshops).

All of the workshops will take place at Carmen High School located at 1712 S 32nd St. Milwaukee, WI.

Description of Agency:  EMMAUS (Embracing Many Minds All United in Solidarity) is a partnership between Carmen High School of Science and Technology and Casa Romero Renewal Center. Carmen High School is college preparatory carter high school with a little over 200 students. Eighty-nine percent of the Carmen student body qualify for free and reduced lunch and ninety-eight percent are Hispanic. The EMMAUS program is offered to a total of sixty juniors at Casa Romero in the spring semester. The EMMAUS program is a part of the Carmen retreat program and it aims to equip students with tools such as gift identification, goal setting and decision making skills, and confidence building strategies as they discover and create their paths for the future. Through the process of self-reflection and group discussion, students will begin the process of discerning their vocations. University students enter into supportive, mentoring relationships with central-city teens, fostering a greater sense of trust and mutual respect as the group learns and grows together.

Student Role in Agency: The EMMAUS service learner will be responsible for working with the Marquette University Manresa Scholar and Casa’s Youth Program Director to develop a series of three workshops in the areas of self-awareness, discernment, and holistic leadership for Carmen High School juniors. EMMAUS activities might include practical tools for daily reflection, personal stories on staying true to one’s “inner” voice, Ignatius’ five ways of considering a choice, reflection on one’s core values, and a personal code of honor. These workshops will each be offered three times to a group of twenty juniors. The SL will lead, along with other MU students, a total of nine 1.5 hour workshops. If a Spanish major or fluent in Spanish, service learners will make reminder calls to Carmen families about upcoming workshops

Commitment/Requirements: Students must attend evening EMMAUS team meetings to prepare for workshops. First mandatory meeting is Tuesday January 28th from 5:00-8:00pm.

A minimum of two office hours a week to develop workshop activities, discussion questions, witness talks, meet as a leadership team etc. (anytime Monday - Friday between 9:00am – 9:00pm). Must make contact to schedule times and days.

Attendance at workshops from 2:00pm to 4:30pm on Monday Feb. 3rd, 10th, and March 3rd (self-awareness workshops), March 17th and 24th (discernment workshops), April 7th, and 28th (holistic leadership workshops).

Other:

Those interested must be fully committed to the agency and the activities.

This is a great service learning opportunity for education major who are interested in gaining additional hands-on practice with central city high school students and for theology major who are interested in further exploring Ignatian spirituality, discernment, and vocations.

Spanish majors are encouraged to sign-up. Although, speaking Spanish is NOT a requirement for service learning.

Young Latino men and women are encouraged to sign up.

This program is in special need of male mentors.

Please note that a background check will also be required of all Service Learners.

 


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