The Center for Community Service 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 CCS upholds that identity by providing opportunities for students to participate in meaningful and impactful service. We strive to be members and good citizens of the Milwaukee community by engaging with our neighbors and gaining a greater understanding of local and global issues.
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 citizens.
Here are some ways you can get involved with the Center for Community Service:
In recognizing that many of you already post to the Volunteer Center of Milwaukee’s database, we certainly do not expect you to keep us completely up-to-date with every volunteer opportunity. We often refer students to the Volunteer Center’s database.
However, if you would like to outreach specifically to Marquette University students, we have several mechanisms to share those opportunities:
The Center for Community Service maintains a database of service opportunities for students. To update your agency information, email email@example.com.
Hunger Clean-Up is Marquette’s largest one-day service project, dating back to 1989. It was based on a national effort to host annual spring events at universities that combined community service and fundraising. Teams and individuals would sign-up to volunteer and obtain pledges for the community work they would perform. Over time, Marquette’s Hunger Clean-Up became among the largest- growing in terms of participation, fundraising and community involvement. Hunger Clean-Up 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. In addition to over $300,000 raised, the program has coordinated thousands of pounds in food donations and continues to be a voice on campus raising awareness about the issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness in Milwaukee.
In January, we will begin soliciting Hunger Clean-Up sites. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Difference Day is an annual event on a Saturday morning in November. Marquette students spend the morning helping local senior citizens prepare their homes for winter. Tasks include raking leaves, cleaning windows, clearing yard debris. If your agency works with local older adults and would like to participate in Make a Difference Day, please contact: email@example.com.
When incoming students arrive on campus for Orientation, they get involved in the community right away! If you would like to host students for this service event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marquette undergraduates spend an estimated 455,000 hours in service to the community each year.
At the Center for Community Service, we work with students who are interested in service outside of their academic responsibilities. You can also contact our partners in Service Learning (tied to academic coursework) and Campus Ministry (faith-based service).
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