Address: 2201 S 7th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Transportation: Take the #80 toward Layton bus on the corner of 6th and Wisconsin. Stay on for 8 stops. Get off on S6 & Becher then head south on S 6th St toward W. Becher St. Turn right onto W. Becher street then turn left onto 7th street and the destination will be on the right.
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 26 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 10 minutes
Orientation: Thursday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 OR 5:00-6:00; Monday, September 14, 3:00-4:00 OR 5:00-6:00; Thursday, September 17, 3:00-4:00 OR 5:00-6:00; Monday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 OR 5:00-6:00; Thursday, September 24, 3:00-4:00 OR 5:00-6:00
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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 are able to participate in the organization’s Youth Development Program.
YDP: An after-school program for youth ages 7-18 that runs Monday through Friday from 3:00P.M to 8:00P.M. Participate in computer lab assistance, tutoring, homework help, reading activities, cooking classes, 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. The community surrounding the Milwaukee Christian Center has a very high Latino population. Bilingual students highly encourages as this a great opportunity for students to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Tutoring happens from 4:00-5:00 pm, followed by fun activities. 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 the goals.
Commitment: Orientation, plus approximately 2 hours per week.