Address:816 West National Ave. 4th Floor
Transportation: By Bus: Take the #14 West on Wisconsin. Get off at 16th and Mitchell. Walk 6 blocks West on Mitchell St. Turn right at 22nd St. The site will be on the left.
By Car: Start out driving West on Wisconsin Ave. Turn left on 27th Street. Take a left on Greenfield Ave. Turn right on 22nd St. The site will be on the right.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 20 minutes
Orientation: Orientations set up individually via email to Kay
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Description of Agency: The Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. (Council) primarily serves the south side community, focusing on education and social service. Service Learning students are placed in the Adult Education Department, which offers a variety of classes. Non-English speakers can enroll in English as a second language (ESL) instruction, citizenship preparation, and/or driver's education permit preparation. Instruction is delivered in small and large groups, individual tutoring and through various audio-visual technology. Those who wish to pursue their high school equivalency (GED) or improve their literacy in English can enroll in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes. This program helps students who may be intimidated by large institutions. The Council is a community-based agency in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
Student Role in Agency: Service learners can tutor adults in on-on-one or small group settings under the supervision of a teacher in the Learning Lab or in a classroom.
Service Learners from Spanish Courses- Work in the Learning Lab with ESL, citizenship, and driver's education.
Service Learners from non-Spanish Courses- Work in the ABE and/or GED preparation program with students from the English adult education program. Students in this program work on a more individualized basis with assistance from an instructor and/or tutor in reading, math, writing, social studies, and science.
Commitment: One hour group orientation and 1.5-2 hours per week for the semester. If you are signing up for a 1.5 hour time slot, it is your responsibility to make sure you get your required amount of hours, which may include going on additional days for a couple of weeks.