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For more information, please see the Literacy Services of Wisconsin Website.

Literacy Services of Wisconsin

Address: 1501 South Layton Blvd. Rm 216​


By car: Head south on N 19th toward W Clybourn St. Turn right onto W Clybourn St. Turn left on N 27th St. Continue onto S Layton Blvd.

By bus: Take the #14 bus from in front of McCormick just across the 16th Street Bridge to 11th and National. Transfer to the #18 bus heading west on National and disembark on 47th & National. Walk about 6 minutes to the site, turning left on 47th, left on Beloit Rd., stay straight onto Scott St., and then you'll see St. Florian Church straight ahead. The agency is located inside the school building next to the church.

Orientation: Set up individually

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

Description of Agency/Activities: Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services provides tutoring and academic instruction for adults in our south side neighborhood who are working to create greater economic security for themselves and their families through education. Our programs include English Language Learning (ELL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED/HSED instruction (also GED instruction in Spanish), citizenship preparation, and basic computer instruction. We focus on small group (2-6 people) and one-on-one tutoring in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect. Our program is accredited by ProLiteracy Worldwide. For more information, please see the website videos under the "volunteers" tab.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learners will be trained to tutor adults in one-on-one and small group settings under the supervision of a Program Coordinator. Tutoring for ELL, and tutoring for GED attainment in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science are in high demand. One-on-one tutoring for adults in English Language Learning, Adult Basic Education, and GED Prep.



Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

Meet the Staff