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For more information, please see the St. Francis Children's Center Web site.

St. Francis Children's Center

Address: 6700 N. Port Washington Road


By car: Head east on Wisconsin Ave. to 6th street and turn left. Travel down 6th and take a left onto Kilbourn. Kilbourn will turn into the Kilbourn tunnel. Take the tunnel to 1-43 going north. Take the exit toward Silver Spring Drive (#78). Stay left when the road forks and follow signs for Silver Spring Dr. W/N Port Washington Rd.  Turn left onto N Port Washington Rd.  St. Francis Children’s Center will be on the right.

By bus: Take the #49 bus towards Northshore-Brown Deer to the Port Washington and Northshore Lot.  Walk to Port Washington and North Shore.  Take the #63 Washington/Brown Deer – Via Silver Spring-PT Washington.  Get off at Port Washington and Cardinal Stritch.  Walk North 1 block to site (on the right).

Orientation: Set up individually

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Monday-Friday (8-12 OR 2-5:30) **students only need to sign up for a 2 hour time slot.

Description of Agency: St. Francis Children's Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational facility serving children with and without special needs from birth through kindergarten. St. Francis Children's Center features play-based curriculum which helps children to realize that learning is fun! Structured as well as self-choice enriching activities are incorporated into the day. In addition to the education and child care that is provided here, speech, physical and occupational therapies are available to the children who require these services.

Student Role at the Agency: Service Learners from St. Francis will be involved with both programs offered as they overlap within the classroom. As a classroom assistant, students will interact with the children, help them participate in their activities and assist with other tasks and projects as directed by the classroom staff. The two programs offered are:




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