Address: 4063 N 64th Street
By Bus: Take the BLU Bus towards Fdl-National Metroexpress – To Park Pl./Liberty. Get off at Fond du Lac and Ely and walk toward N 56th St. Turn left on N 56th St. followed by right onto W Hope Ave. Continue to walk to N 64th St. and turn left. Site will be one block past Morse Marshall High School on your right.
By Car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave., turn right at 16th St. and continue on to North 17th St. Turn left onto West Fond du Lac Ave. Turn left on West Capitol Dr. Turn right on N 64th St. Site will be on the left, and parking is located in the back.
Approximate Travel By Car: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel By Bus: 45 minutes
Orientation: 30 minutes before the first day of service, either Monday or Wednesday.
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday- Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm and 4-6pm on Fridays
Description of Agency/Activities: Established in 2007, the Pan African Community Association is a non-profit organization that centers on providing support, resources, and services to recent African refugees and immigrants. One of the association’s main goals is to provide its clients with support as they make a smooth transition to American Society, while preserving and maintaining their African cultural values and beliefs. According to the Executive Director of the program, there are nearly 7,000 to 10,000 African immigrants living in the Milwaukee area. As a result of their transition to the Milwaukee area, many of these individuals face challenges including cultural misunderstandings and lack of communication abilities with school and community officials, making it difficult to find necessary resources. To assist these individuals, PACA holds tutoring classes for approximately 30 grade school and high school students and also assists African immigrants with educational, housing, and other needs.
Student Role in Agency: Service Learners working with the Pan African Community Association will have the opportunity to tutor African refugee and immigrant students, grades one through six or seven through twelve, and assist the students as they become more confident with their educational skills. In addition to tutoring, Service Learners will assist in teaching cultural etiquette and communication skills to the students.
Commitment: Service Learners must complete an orientation at the beginning of the semester, a short application, complete Marquette's working with minors training online, and attend a cultural competency workshop held at the agency. A two or three hour commitment each week is required throughout the semester.