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.

 

Tyanna McLaurinTyanna McLaurin
Service Learning Program Assistant Director

I like working for the Service Learning Program because I am helping faculty and students realize the important role they play in combining academic theory with practice by providing service to the urban Milwaukee community. I have a commitment to community transformation and making sure universities such as Marquette prepare students to work with diverse populations and see the value of using their Marquette education to help transform communities. Working for the Service Learning Program also allows me to stay connected to local organizations, build meaningful relationships and learn how Marquette can partner with organizations to develop solutions to their respective needs.

Student Staff

Guiviny Hernandez, Staff Manager

Major: Psychology and Social Welfare and Justice

guiviny.hernandez@mu.edu

 

Matthew Torres, Staff Manager

Major: Criminology/Law Studies and Social Welfare and Justice

matthew.m.torres@mu.edu

 

Destiny Hill, Student Coordinator

Major: Secondary Education and Psychology

destiny.hill@mu.edu

 

Katelyn Jaksha, Student Coordinator

Major: Social Welfare and Justice and Psychology

katelyn.jaksha@mu.edu

 

Kate Lawlor, Student Coordinator

Major: Undecided

kate.lawlor@mu.edu

 

Samari Price, Student Coordinator

Major: Criminology/Law Studies and Social Welfare and Justice

samori.price@mu.edu 

 

Liz Raffel, Student Coordinator

Major: Social Welfare and Justice

lizabeth.raffel@mu.edu

 

Lily Regan, Student Coordinator

Major: Secondary Education and English

lily.regan@mu.edu

 

Nadxely Sanchez, Student Coordinator

Major: Political Science 

nadxely.a.sanchez@marquette.edu