For more information, please see the SOS Center Web site.

SOS Center Garden of Hope After School Program

Address: 4620 W. North Avenue


By car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave. Get on Wisconsin Hwy 175 from W Wisconsin Ave. Merge onto Wisconsin Hwy 175. Continue on N 46th St (Hwy 175 will end and become 46th St.) Turn left on to W North Ave.

By bus: Take the #30 bus and get off at Sherman and North Ave.

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Orientation: Set up individually

Description of Agency/Activities: The SOS Center Garden of Hope After School Program is a non-profit, community based organization providing one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and homework assistance, computer monitoring, and associated family support programs for students’ ages 7-17 years old in private, choice, public and charter elementary. Middle and high school programs who live in our surrounding neighborhood/community. We are averaging 21-25 kids per day in our program in the 2014-15 school year on Monday through Thursday from 2:30pm until 6:30pm. We have scheduled some special Fun Fridays each month as a reward for students who excel at cooperation, completing their work and positive character development.

Our Program schedule for the 2014-15 school years mirrors the MPS regular school (not year round schools) schedule of 180 days. We are closed based on the MPS holidays and non-school student days as shown on their 2014-15 attendance schedule.

We will also offer a 5 week summer vacation bible school/summer camp for students in the summer of 2015 from the 1st Monday in July after the 4th of July and until the 2nd Friday in August. Each week of the vacation bible school/summer camp will be adopted by various LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) churches

Mission: The SOS Center is a non-profit social services agency that facilitates Christian care, educational instruction, after school programming and life skills activities for children and families in the Milwaukee community.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learners are need to monitor and instruct computer time, take part in student mentoring programs, give reading assistance, student homework assistance, math, reading, writing station tutoring, devotion and prayer time leadership, meal preparation and serving.


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