Address: Kosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St. (7th and Becher) or Messmer Preparatory Catholic School, 3027 Fratney St.
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
Messmer Preparatory Catholic School:
By Bus: Take the #10 bus to Humboldt and Burleigh. Walk 3 blocks West on Burleigh, then 1 block South on Fratney St.
By Car: From Wisconsin Ave, turn left on 10th St, then left on Highland Ave. Turn right and merge onto I-43. Take exit 74 toward Locust St. Merge onto N. 7th St. and turn right on Locust St. Finally, turn left on Fratney St.
Approximate Travel Time by Car: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 25 minutes
Days/Hours of Operation: Kosciuszko Community Center: Tutoring Programs: Girls program- Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm. Boys program: Tuesday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Thursday 5:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm.
Messmer boys and girls program: Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm.
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.