Address: 2433 S. 15th St. (15th and Windlake). Other opportunities for working with K4 and K5 students also exist at nearby Hilltop Elementary School (1445 S. 32nd St.). Talk to the site contact if you are interested in working with four year old or five year olds.
Transportation: Option 1: Take bus #14 to W. Lincoln Ave and Forest Home Ave. Then take bus #53 east down Lincoln Ave. to 15th St. Walk one block to Windlake.
Option 2: Take bus #30 or #10 to 6th St. and W Wisconsin Ave. Then from 6th St. take bus #80 to W. Lincoln Ave. Then take bus #53 West to 15th St. Walk one block to Windlake.
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 25 minutes
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Description of Agency/Activities: Windlake Elementary is an elementary education program for first through sixth grade children. The school works in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, but it is an alternative to the public school setting. The majority of the students are of Hispanic heritage (70%). The remaining students are a mix of European Americans, African Americans, Native Americans and Asians. The school began in 1995.
Student Role in Agency: Depending on the Service Learner's course requirements, duties can be extremely varied, roles include:
Commitment/Requirements: Background check, orientation plus 2 hours per week during the semester. Get your background check processed ASAP - you don't way to delay getting started with your service work. Your punctuality and consistent attendance are very important at this site.