Reach Out & Read
Address: Services take place at eight locations:
- Lisbon Avenue Health Center, 3522 W. Lisbon Ave.
- Hillside Family Health Center, 1452 N. 7th st.
- Next Door Pediatrics, 2561 N. 29th st.
- Lisbon Avenue Health Center, 3522 W. Lisbon Ave.: By bus: Take the #30 bus from Wisconsin & 12th st. Westbound. Get off at 40th and Lisbon. Walk East on Lisbon to the site. By Car: Head West on Wisconsin ave. Make a right onto N. 27th st. then a left on Highland. Turn Right on 35th st. and left onto Lisbon Ave.
- Hillside Family Health Center, 1452 N. 7th st: By bus: Walk to 6th st. and Wisconsin Ave. Take the #80 bus Southbound towards Airport. Get off at 6th and Greenfield, then walk about two blocks to site. By Car: Head East on Wisconsin Ave. Take a right on 6th st. and head over the bridge and straight through traffic circle. Turn right on W. Orchard st. and make a final left on S. 7th st.
- Next Door Pediatrics, 2561 N. 29th st.: By bus: Take the #14 bus towards Southridge at the Wisconsin & 10th st. Get off at Foresthome & 29th st. Walk 1 block to site. By car: Head West on Wisconsin Ave. Turn left on 27th st. Continue onto S. Layton Blvd. Continue onto S. 27th st. Turn right onto W. Harrison Ave. Take 2nd right onto S. 29th st.
Orientations: Individual orientation
Days/Hours of Operation: Sites operate from 8:00am to 5:00pm with occasional Saturday hours depending on location.
- Lisbon Avenue Health Center, M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
- Hillside Family Health Center,. M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
- Next Door Pediatrics,. M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Description of Agency/Activities: Reach Out & Read Milwaukee, affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital, is part of a national program promoting early literacy in Pediatric Clinics At each site, when a child's appointment is for a well-child check-up, the physician--in the course of the physical exam--will give the child a "prescription to read." The doctor will talk to the child and parent about reading, related developmental topics, and perhaps issues of adult literacy. The readers will model reading as described in the "Student Role" below. Each of these children will leave the clinic with a new book given to them by the physician.
Student Role in Agency:
- Reading to or with the children in the clinic waiting room prior to their appointment with the doctor
- Participate in other activities when possible with the children (arts & crafts, letter learning games, other games, puppets, special events, etc.)
- Converse with parents
- Help children choose gently used books to take home with them
- Hand out reading glasses to adults
Commitment: Orientation plus 2-4 hours per week for the duration of the MU semester. Each service learner must inform the program coordinator how many weeks or months they can help out. This is an on-going program, so if you wish to continue after the semester is over, it is an option.
Special Features of Placement: Please follow the volunteer check list given at Sign Up Night. All Service Learners must have TWO TB tests (the first within one month of starting service and the second within one year) and MMR (copy of childhood immunization record from Doctor or student health services) before beginning service. Spanish students can only go to the 16th St. Health Center.
- VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT REGISTRATION, AS WELL AS BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS. YOU MUST A) SUBMIT PAPERWORK TO THE SERVICE LEARNING OFFCE AND B) HAVE ARRANGEMENTS IN PLACE FOR TWO TB TESTS AT ORIENTATION. YOU MUST ALSO ATTEND A WORKING WITH MINORS TRAINING.
- MCW can provide a 2nd TB test at no charge. Service Learning will also hold a 2-day TB Test Clinic on campus. The Student Health Services fee for this test is $5, made payable by cash or check. MMR Records can be collected from Student Health Services.
- If you have not already completed Marquette's Working With Minors training, you must do so.