Eugenia Afinoguenova









Eugenia Afinoguenova, Ph.D,

Lalumiere Hall, 490A

(414) 288-6715



Course and site listing for Eugenia Afinogunenova

SPAN 3710: Introduction to Spanish for Health Professionals

Walker’s Point Community Clinic

Limit: 2 students

Address: 130 W. Bruce St.

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes. Drive east on Wisconsin Ave and turn right onto N Water St. Continue onto S 1st St and take a right on W Bruce St. Destination will be on right. Parking is on the street.

Approximate travel time by bus: 15 minutes take the BLU or #23 from 12th St and Wisconsin. Get off at West Virginia St and S 2nd St. Walk south on S 2nd St and take a left on Bruce.

Days/Hours of Operation: Service Learners can pick a 2-hour time slot from Monday 9:00am-12:00pm, or 1:00pm-5:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: Walker’s Point Community Clinic (formally Madison Street Outreach Clinic) was created to provide access to health care to persons residing in Milwaukee’s South side who are unable to obtain health care due to barriers, including lack of health insurance, low income, language and cultural obstacles and geographical distances. Services at the Walker’s Point Community Clinic strive to provide cost effective and easily accessible health care to families and individuals whose only other alternative would be emergency rooms or not obtaining care at all.

Student Role at Agency: The primary role of students will be to serve as intake assistants for patients, helping at the front desk reception area, making phone calls (in Spanish) to remind patients of appointments, and some clerical work. Students may have an opportunity to shadow staff members. Spanish skills will be assessed before service begins at clinic to ensure a proper fit for both the Service Learner and Walker’s Point.

Orientation: Tuesday September 13th 10am-12noon at Aurora Sinai Medical Center: Rapkin Auditorium. Rapkin Auditorium is located at 950 N. 12th St. Building A.  This building is directly across the street from the Main Hospital Entrance. 

Specific instructions for orientation: To reserve a seat, please RSVP. Contact information to RSVP will be provided at Sign UP Night.

Specific instructions for this site: Students will individually go to a health screening at one of the Occupational Health clinics, which will include a TB blood test, any necessary titers for MMR and Hepatitis, and a hair drug screen.  Since those clinics can be pretty busy, students should call to schedule this appointment immediately after sign-up night, rather than waiting for the orientation at Sinai.  The On boarding Process attachment here includes the contact information for the Occ Health clinics.  Students must go through entire process of Aurora Volunteer Services on boarding, which includes the above orientation plus a health screening and drug screening at Occupational Health, and online background check.  

MU Dental Clinic-South

Limit: 18 students

Address: 2906 S. 20th St.

Approximate travel time by car: 15 minutes

Approximate travel time by bus: 40 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00pm or 1:00-4:00 pm.

Description of Agency/Activities: The Marquette University Dental Clinic South is a clinic of the Marquette Dental School. The clinic is currently the largest dental service provider on the Southside. The clinic opened September of 2007 and is very busy.

Student Role at Agency: The Community Dental Clinic South serves a large Spanish-speaking population therefore students can expect to fulfill various interpretation and translation tasks. Students may work in the reception area as intake assistants; obtaining medical histories from patients and helping patients fill out forms. Students may also work with staff during dental/medical procedures as an interpreter. At times when the clinic is not busy, students can make phone calls to patients reminding them of appointments to improve attendance rates. Knowledge of dental vocabulary is a must.

Orientation: First day of service

Penfield Children’s Center

Limit: 1 student

Agency Address: 833 N. 26th St.

Mandatory Site Orientation: Monday, September 12th at 8:30 a.m. or 12pm OR Tuesday, September 13th at 8:30 a.m. or 12pm OR Wednesday, September 14th 9a.m.

Dates of operation: Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

Specific instructions for orientation: RSVP for orientation by Friday (9/9). Students must complete packet of forms received at Sign-Up Night and return it to Ellen at orientation.

Description of Agency: Penfield Children's Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming. Most of the children enrolled at Penfield live in Milwaukee's central city, within a five-mile radius of the center. Every year, hundreds of students and community members assist in Penfield's classrooms, special care nurseries, and play groups leaving a lasting impact on the clients with whom they work. Over 120 staff members directly and indirectly serve Penfield's children and families in areas such as child development, speech, occupational, and physical therapy, nursing, social work, and special education. Although their roles are different, all volunteers and staff members share a commitment to Penfield's mission and an abiding concern for the well-being of the children that they serve.

Student Role at Agency: Speech Play Group Assistant: Help Speech Therapists in Spanish language therapy playgroup. This is for Spanish speaking children ages 3-6, (not to learn English), to work on expressive language skills, through play and interaction with others. Children in this group are generally diagnosed with a special need.

UCC Adult Day Center

Limit: 22 students

Address: 1028 S 9th St.

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes. Begin southbound on 17th Street. Turn left on W Clybourn and take an immediate right on N 16th St. Continue onto S Cesar E Chavez Dr and turn left at W Mineral St. Turn right on S 9th St.

Approximate travel time by bus: 25 minutes. Take the #14 bus towards Southridge. Get off at S 16 and Mineral. Walk east on W Mineral St and turn right at S 9th St.

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 11:30-2:00pm.

Description of Agency/Activities: The Adult Day Center provides direct services for frail and/or cognitively impaired adults, particularly those who are Hispanic, to decrease their isolation and optimize their in-home functioning, thereby delaying or preventing the need for institutionalization. Programming components include:

Programming for participants struggling with Alzheimer's disease or dementia includes special small-group (8-10 people) activities conducted in a quiet, comfortable, home-like room, apart from the larger group.

Student Role at Agency: There are many service options at the UCC Adult Day Center, including participating in and facilitating recreational, educational, nutritional, and/or health promotion group activities, and other supportive services to the elderly. Specific options will be explored on-site and students will be placed according to their academic needs, temperament, schedule, and interests. · Program Assistant - Assist program coordinator and staff with daily duties: setting tables, washing/drying dishes, cleaning/organizing kitchen, serving food to seniors, creating/managing spreadsheets in excel, data entry and filing, conversing with seniors, if musically inclined, to practice or perform for the seniors.

*Knowledge of Spanish is necessary for this position

Orientation: (4 options)

Thursday, September 8th from 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. OR Tuesday, September 13th from 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

**Specific instructions for orientation: All service learners MUST attend one of our orientations prior to volunteering. If you cannot, you will have to choose a different site. Orientation will take place at UCC’s main campus: 1028 S. 9th St.

Special Requirements: Students must fill out the UCC volunteer application, background check forms and volunteer and agency agreement forms before starting service (these forms are available at sign-up night).

United Community Center- Y.E.S. Program

Limit: 24 students

Address: 1028 S 9th St.

Transportation: Option 1: Catch #14 bus on the corner of 16th and Wisconsin which will head west to 17th and then south over the viaduct on 16th Street. Transfer at National Avenue, and take the #18 east to 9th Street. Get off at 9th Street, and walk about two blocks to the address.

Option 2: Walk or take any bus going east to 6th and Wisconsin, and then take #80 south to 6th and National. Walk to site from there. Bruce Guadalupe Middle School office is on the right when you come in the front doors. The tutoring sessions will be on the second floor. Go to the office and they will direct you.

Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes

Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 25 minutes

Orientation: (4 options)

Thursday, September 8th from 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. OR Tuesday, September 13th from 9 – 10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.

Days/Hours of Service: Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The YES tutoring/mentor program provides social, educational, nutritional, and health services to fifty 7th and 8th graders, particularly those who are Hispanic and are in the at-risk category for low academic achievement, behavior, or obesity. The focus of the YES program in general is teaching healthy lifestyle, math and science, health career exposure, and the Latino culture. They take them on field trips to colleges/ high schools and places to spark their interest in science and math careers. They have also created a science club for those students interested. The day to day programming is after school from 4-6 Monday-Friday. The students are grouped by gender, so while the girls are doing fitness in the gym, the boys will be in the classroom doing their homework or studying for an hour, and the group rotates at 5 p.m.

Student Role in Agency: Service Learners would serve as a teacher and role model, teaching and reinforcing key messages about healthy eating and inspiring 5th grade student participants to adopt healthy eating habits. From 3-4pm service learners will have a core team meeting, and from 5-6pm will give a nutrition class. A health research coordinator will help service learners and will be at every class.

Unique Features of the Agency: This is a great opportunity to practice the Spanish language and to learn about the diversity of Latino culture.

Since Service Learners will be working directly with UCC clients, it is required that volunteers be outgoing and personable, show initiative, and enjoy interacting with clients of all ages. They need to own their placement and work to make it a good fit by sharing feedback and being proactive. Students must complete a volunteer application and background check before starting service (these forms are available at Sign-Up Night).

Requirements:  Students must complete a volunteer application and background check before starting service (these forms are available at Sign-Up Night). If you have not already completed Marquette's Working with Minors training, you must do so. More information will be available at Sign-Up Night.

St Elizabeth Ann Seaton Dental Clinic

Limit: 5 students

Address: 1730 South 13th St.

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes. Drive south on N 16th St. Turn left on Historic Mitchell Street. Turn Right on S 13th St

Approximate travel time by bus: 20 minutes. Take the #14 towards Southridge. Get off at Chavez and Mitchell St. Walk east towards S 13th St. Turn right on S 13th St. Destination is on the left.

Days/Hours of Operation: Students are available to service learn Monday – Friday 8:00am – 10:00am

Description of Agency/Activities: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic (formerly Madre Angela Clinic) is a collaborative program sponsored by Columbia St. Mary’s to provide dental care to people in poverty without access to care. The clinic functions as the only provider of urgent dental care in Milwaukee for people without insurance. The clinic also provides restorative care, dental appliances, dental hygiene services, and a comprehensive school-based oral health program.

Student Role at Agency: The majority of the patients the clinic sees are Hispanic and many of Spanish as their primary language. The primary role of students will be to serve as intake assistants for patients, talking and asking questions to patients, and entering information about patients to the clinic’s database. The students will sit at the front desk and will be responsible for greeting patients, as well as making reminder calls for upcoming patients. Many of the clients are illiterate, so at times the students will need to read the intake forms and educational materials to the patients in Spanish.

Orientation: First day of service

Core/El Centro

Limit: 2 students

Address: 130 W. Bruce St.

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes. Drive east on Wisconsin Ave and turn right onto N Water St. Continue onto S 1st St and take a right on W Bruce St. Destination will be on right. Parking is on the street.

Approximate travel time by bus: 15 minutes. Take the BLU or #23 from 12th St and Wisconsin. Get off at West Virginia St and S 2nd St. Walk south on S 2nd St and take a left on Bruce.

Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4:30pm; Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

Orientation: TBD

Description of Agency/Activities: CORE/El Centro is a natural healing center for all levels of income serving populations with a special emphasis on working with the Hispanic population. The organization is founded on the central principle that the body's natural ability to heal itself is enhanced when natural healing methods are integrated with conventional medicine. The center offers a variety of services that assist an individual in their personal healing including techniques that promote relaxation, movement awareness and energy balancing. Some of the modalities the center offers are Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Healing Touch, Color Therapy, Acupuncture and movement classes such as Yoga, Zumba, Latin Dance and children's ballet. While parents are taking advantage of the movement classes at CORE, children can spend time at the Children's Space with staff and volunteers engaging in fun and healthy activities and games.

Student Role at Agency: Service learners are primarily placed with CORE's acupuncturist to interpret for clients. Service learners will accompany the acupuncturist in their initial assessment of clients and at the end of a treatment. Some of the other ways students will have exposure to using Spanish in the Medical Profession include assisting with client appointment reminder phone calls, greeting for and possibly participating in the morning movement/exercise classes, and observing general client/reception interaction. It is recommended that Service Learners are very confident with their Spanish skills in order to work with the acupuncturist and clients. A language assessment will be conducted prior to students interpreting. Based on the assessment, students who are not yet ready to interpret on their own will still be welcome to shadow other interpreters and reception/client interaction as well as assist in other areas (as mentioned above). Students not only need to be comfortably bilingual but must also be bicultural, i.e.- have experience working with the Hispanic population. A pre-service orientation will be required.

 Requirements: Service Learners must complete a volunteer application and confidentiality agreement.

South Side Health Care

Limit: 2 students

Address: 1639 South 23rd St.

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes. Head south on N 19th St toward W Clybourn St. Turn right on to W Clybourn St, turn left on to N 27th St. Continue onto S Layton Blvd. Turn Left onto W Lapham St. Turn right on to S 23rd St.

Approximate travel time by bus: 30 minutes. Take the #14 towards Southridge. Get off on 16th St and Mitchell, walk to 23rd St.

Days/Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 9am-11am, 2:30pm-4:30pm; Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

Orientation: First day of service learning

Description of Agency/Activities: South Side Health Clinic offers the following treatments to people in the community: Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, counseling and referrals, health assessments (nursing), health care access help and referral, immunizations for infants and adults, pregnancy testing, visions, hearing, blood pressure, WIC (women infant and children).

Student Role at Agency: Students will help clients with limited proficiency in English fill out forms and go through the clinic’s process. Students will also be invited to shadow translators while they interpret for nurses giving immunizations. Tuesdays are Walk-In Clinic days that provide immunizations to children under 18 years old.

Special Requirements: Service Learners must Obtain record of immunization records from Student Health Services and bring to first day, Get TB test and bring results to first day of service

Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI)

Limit: 2 students

Address: 2020 W. Wells St.

Transportation: Within walking distance

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Description of Agency/Activities: Milwaukee Center for Independence is a comprehensive, community-based rehabilitation facility and sheltered workshop that helps people with developmental disabilities live and work in the community. The MCFI offers over 50 programs and services to assist people of all ages. Every program is led by a certified, experienced, and professional staff. Each year, the MCFI helps nearly 10,000 individuals reach their personal goals.

Student Role in Agency: Students will be working in the Home Care-MCFI. Home Care providers in home care to people with disabilities and the elderly. Students will be interpreting for in home visits as well as working alongside with three primary Spanish speaking employees that include a Team Lead, Client Care Coordinator and an RN. Students will interact with patients that have limited mobility, disabilities and are in need of therapy. 

Commitment/Requirements: Attend the agency's mandatory orientation. Fill out application information and bring the completed form(s) to site orientation, bring schedule of availability to orientation, get TB test and bring results to site orientation. Students must have their own transportation for this site (i.e., a car).

Orientation: Students will contact Manadra to set up individual orientation


Marquette Sports Rehab Clinic- ComMUnity PT Clinic


Cramer Hall, Room 215
604 N. 16th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233


Transportation: On Campus

Orientation: TBD

Dates/Times: Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesdays 5:00pm-8:00pm, Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm, Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm

Description of Agency/Activities: The Marquette Community Physical Therapy Clinic is a student-operated physical therapy initiative housed within the Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic and overseen by the faculty of Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette University. We provide physical therapy services to the medically uninsured individuals of Milwaukee by incorporating licensed physical therapists and physical therapy students in a collaborative educational model. These collaborations enable FREE physical therapy services to individuals in need while facilitating student development and hands on experience; therefore, each patient will be seen by a treatment team consisting of a maximum of four Doctorate of Physical Therapy Students and a Licensed Physical Therapist.

Students role at the Agency: Translating for therapists and patients during physical therapy appointments.



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