Address: Kosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St. (7th and Becher)
Kosciuszko Community Center:
By bus: Take the #10 east on Wisconsin to 6th St. On 6th St. take the #80 going south. Get off at 2201 S. 6th St. and walk one block west.
By car: Take Wisconsin to 6th St. Take 6th St. South and take a left on Becher. Take a right on 7th St.
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 20 minutes
Orientation: Orientation held on first day of service
Days/Hours of Operation: Kosciuszko Community Center Tutoring Programs:
Description of Agency/Activities: Summit Educational Association is a nonprofit corporation located in the heart of the Hispanic community working with urban Milwaukee families to help their children develop both academically and in character through mentoring, tutoring, and recreational activities. The program is designed to have male service learners work with the boys' program, and female service learners work with the girls' program. Summit provides one-on-one tutoring for first through eighth grade boys and girls during the school year as well as supplemental summer programs. They also offer several art, drama, and improvisational comedy activities, several sports teams and field trips throughout the year. Students are strongly encouraged to incorporate their skills and talents through planning and leading events during the semester. The families Summit works with are predominately Spanish-speaking.
Student Role in Agency: Since most of the staff at Summit do not speak Spanish, Service Learners are needed to communicate with the students' parents on behalf of the Summit staff. Students are also needed to interact with and tutor the students in the programs. Service Learners are asked to make a phone call to students and their families once a week.
Commitment: Approximately 2 hours/week and an orientation.