Milwaukee Christian Center
Address: 807 S. 14th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204
Transportation: Take the #14 bus, from the corner of N. 12th & Wisconsin, stay on bus for about 8 stops, getting off on Chavez & National. Walk East about 5 minutes to 807 S. 14th Street. Proceed to the second floor, Kids’ Place.
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 9 minutes
Days/Hours of Operation:
- Youth Program:
- Other areas of the program: 4:00pm-6:30pm.
- Food Pantry (Limited only to students in Nutrition course) Monday-Thursday:(1-3pm) Friday: (10am-12pm)
Description of Agency: The Milwaukee Christian Center (MCC), was founded in 1921 by an American Baptist missionary to meet the needs of newly arrived immigrant children on the south side of Milwaukee. Over time, MCC developed into a multi-faceted social service and neighborhood development agency that serves families, youth, and the elderly. MCC believes that all people have the inherent worth and deserve to be treated with compassion, dignity and love. MCC exists to offer hope and support to individuals and families while providing a safe and nurturing environment to people of all cultures, faiths and walks of life. MCC currently offers a variety of programs including: an emergency food pantry, senior adult program, neighborhood improvement project, juvenile justice programs and youth programs at 3 separate sites.
Student Role in Agency: Service learners may be involved in one of the following programs:
- Tutoring: Tutor students in various subjects. Highly encouraged for Education majors.
- Kids' Place: An after-school program for youth ages 7-12 that runs Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Participate in computer lab assistance, tutoring, homework help, reading activities, games, arts and crafts, physical education, and open recreation. Service learners with special talents (i.e. music, dance, art) are strongly encouraged to apply for this program.
- Youth Build Center: A center for people 18-24 years of age working towards their GED's.
- Students also have the opportunity to work with girls or boys in activities that engage them in leadership/character development by using discussion groups, field trips, cultural awareness and other relevant methods to achieve their goals
- Food Pantry: (Only for Students in Nutrition Course): Students have direct contact with clients, responsibilities may include: preparing meals, helping clients get food, research for nutritional help and one-on-one nutrition help.
Commitment: Orientation, plus approximately 2 hours per week.
- If you have not already completed Marquette's Working With Minors training, you must do so. More information will be available at Sign-Up Night.