For Community Partners

Welcome to The Arrupe Center for Community Service and Social Responsibility at Marquette University!

The Arrupe Center at Marquette University supports students in incorporating an ethic of service into their lives.

Service is an important part of our identity at Marquette and the Center upholds that identity by providing opportunities for students to participate in meaningful and impactful service. We strive to be members and good neighbors in the Milwaukee community.

We appreciate your partnership! With your help, our students gain a greater understanding of their community, develop as leaders, act on their commitment to justice, and grow as community members.

There are three types of partnership with The Arrupe Center for Community Service and Social Responsibility. Your agency may be involved with more than one partnership type.

Outreach Partners

We can help you share your volunteer opportunity with Marquette students through several different outreach opportunities:

Event Partners

The Arrupe Center for Community Service hosts several large-scale service days throughout the year.

  • Community Day of Service
    Community Day of Service is Marquette’s largest one-day service project, dating back to 1989. Community Day of Service is now a Marquette tradition that involves the campus community in a unified effort to make a difference in Milwaukee. Today, more than 27,000 volunteers have spent approximately 3 hours on a Saturday morning in service for others and with local agencies. Site registration will begin in January. 
  • Make a Difference Day
    Make a Difference Day is an annual event on a Saturday morning in November in Partnership with Eras Senior Network. Marquette students spend the morning helping local senior citizens prepare their homes for winter, including raking leaves.

Strategic Partners

The Arrupe Center for Community Service works closely with a small number of community agencies to create a meaningful, multi-faceted, and educational partnership that benefits both students and the community.

These relationships are developed to better support our partners. Contact for more information.

  • Marquette Volunteer Corps: Members of the Marquette Volunteer Corps provide meaningful and consistent service to the community. In small teams of 5-8, students serve weekly throughout a semester, allowing them to build relationship with one agency and learn more about a community issue they care about.
  • 414 Fellows AmeriCorps Progam: 30 Marquette students serve each year in Early Head Start classrooms at Next Door. AmeriCorps members support our littlest neighbors in their neurological development using a technique called Serve and Return.
  • Salud Social Internship Program: In partnership with Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, Marquette interns from a variety of majors support the integration of Social Determinants of Health into the clinical setting by screening adult patients for current needs, identifying helpful resources, and making connections to additional services.