Address:130 W. Bruce Street
Transportation: Take the #23 bus east on Wisconsin Ave. Get off at 2nd and Bruce (after 13 stops). Walk one block east.
Approximate travel time by car: 7 minutes
Approximate travel time by bus: 15 minutes
Time of Service: Mondays 5:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm, Fridays 5:00pm-7:00pm, and Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: TBD
Description of Agency/Activities: CORE El Centro is a natural healing center for the low-income and under-served populations, founded on the central principle that the body's natural ability to heal itself is enhanced when energy and vibrational medicine is integrated with conventional medicine, cognitive behavioral principles, and ancient spiritual practices. The center offers a variety of services that assist an individual in their personal healing. They offer bodywork that includes the many techniques that promote relaxation, movement awareness and energy balancing. Some of the modalities the center offers are Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Healing Touch, Color Therapy, Acupressure and Acupuncture. The center is also providing classes in art therapy, wellness, stress reduction, exercise, drumming, self-care and self-healing modalities. While parents are taking advantage of the many offerings at CORE, children can spend time at the Children's Space. Here, they are exposed to health and fitness education: the goal is for children to take something away with them.
Student Role in Agency: Service learners are needed to assist in the Children's Activities Space, where they will assist in facilitating activities for children while parents are participating in movement classes. The ages of children involved in the Children's Activities Space range from 2-15 years of age. A staff member will always be on duty to lead those activities with the Service Learner. Although Spanish is not required, this location is a good opportunity to practice and improve Spanish speaking skills.
Commitment: Service Learners are expected to attend an orientation and serve 2-3 hours per week, for the duration of the semester.