About Us

Welcome to the Service Learning Program at Marquette University

As a Jesuit university, there is a strong focus on community service at Marquette. Service is one of the four pillars in the university's mission statement. It also holds an important place in the Jesuit credos of cura personalis ("care for the whole person") and "women and men for others." Each year Marquette students perform about 189,000 hours of service to the Milwaukee community. The Center for Community Service, located under Student Affairs, coordinates the majority of the student volunteer community service efforts. The Service Learning Program, which began in 1994, is a separate unit, housed within the Office of the Provost as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and coordinates community-based learning experiences within courses across the curriculum.  

Meet Our Staff

Professional Staff

Kim Jensen-BohatKim Jensen Bohat
Service Learning Program Director

As a Marquette student who benefited from doing service learning, I watched as the text, philosophies and research I read for my classes became real, feasible and concrete. As a teacher in an alternative high school who used service learning, I watched as my students were moved, challenged and changed by their service experiences. As an agency staff member who supervised service learners, I watched as my clients got the extra attention that they so desperately longed for and deserved.

Now as the director of the program, I get to watch it all, as well as supervise to make sure the program continues to make a difference. These experiences helped shape who I am today, and I continue to find fulfillment and passion in service. I would not be happy in a position that offered any less.


Heriberto (Eddie) Godina
Service Learning Program Assistant Director



Student Staff

Samari Price, Staff Manager

Major: Criminology/Law Studies and Social Welfare and Justice



Katelyn Jaksha, Staff Manager

Major: Social Welfare and Justice and Psychology



Jean Blakeman, Student Coordinator

Major: International Relations



Destiny Hill, Student Coordinator

Major: Speech Pathalogy 



Izzy Osbourne, Student Coordinator

Major: Social Welfare and Justice



Katie Ruszkowski, Student Coordinator

Major: Social Welfare and Justice and Criminology and Law Studies



Jordyn Turner, Student Coordinator

Major: Education & History 



Jordan De La Hunt, Student Coordinator

Major: Biomedical Science



Anastasia Cokinos, Student Coordinator

Major: Elementary Education and English 



Joseph Brown, Student Coordinator

Major: Theater Arts