Address: 1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program)
Transportation: Walk to Wisconsin Ave and 14th Street. Take the #14 bus toward Southridge. Exit the bus at Chavez (16th Street) and Greenfield Avenue. Walk for one minute to 1337 S. Cesar Chavez Drive.
Orientation: 1 hour orientation, Date TBD
Days/Hours of Operation: The clinic is open M-F 8:30am – 5:00pm, however, this service learning role would be for Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Description of Agency: The Center is an innovative, case-managed, and family based primary health care provider committed to providing quality health care to residents of the near Southside of Milwaukee, which are traditionally limited in their health care options because of cultural and/or financial barriers. The center’s programs include: primary health care services (maternity, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine and dental); the Women, Infants and Children Supplementary Food Program (WIC); health education classes; Social Services; Perinatal Outreach Project; First Time Parents Program; Lead Outreach; and environmental projects. Most of the staff are bilingual.
Student Role at Agency: Many children come to the Center with their parents who take part in the evening Zumba classes. During this time, the Center provides the children with productive, organized activities, such as exercise activities and homework time. While most of the children speak English, it is preferred that activities be carried out in Spanish to help the children maintain their Spanish language skills. The Service Learner will be asked to take an active role in planning and leading these activities with the children and is encouraged to incorporate his/her own personal strengths, skills, and interests into the weekly activities.
Commitment: Orientation and 2 hours a week throughout the duration of the semester. This placement requires a TB test, proof of previous vaccinations, a background check, and an online application.