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

Dominican Center for Women

Dominican Center for Women

Address: 2470 W. Locust Street


By Car: Travel north on 12th Street, then turn left onto Walnut St. Take the first right onto Fond Du Lac Ave, then a slight right onto 27th Street. Take the 3rd right onto Locust St. DCW is on the left.

By Bus:Take the #23 bus towards Calumet/Granville Via Fond Du Lac-National. Exit at Fond Du Lac & Tamarack. Walk one block northeast then turn left onto Monroe St. Take the first right on 25th Street and the site will be at the corner of 25th & Locust.

Orientation: TBD

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

Programs Include:

Description of Agency/Activities: The Dominican Center for Women (DCW) partners with the Amani community to maintain and enhance a beautiful, stable, healthy, and safe neighborhood consisting of residents who are community-minded and are striving to be meaningfully educated and employed. DCW serves people living in poverty through direct service and systemic change and provides programming in three areas: Adult Education and GED Preparation; Housing; and neighborhood revitalization. DCW builds neighborhood capacity in the Amani neighborhood, block by block and neighbor by neighbor. These programs facilitate communication, resident engagement, leadership and neighborhood well-being.

Student Role at Agency: DCW is receptive to student interest. Students will work in one of the following areas depending upon the Service Learning course in which the student is enrolled.

Communications: MU students work on projects to improve general DCW communications, including brochures, social media profiles and website design.

Computer Tutoring: MU students work one-on-one with Amani residents to improve computer literacy and keyboarding skills as residents prepare for their GED tests. Classes are every Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Research: MU students work with staff to research issues and best practices that address the ongoing foreclosures, safety, healthy food, and liquor licenses crises in the Amani neighborhood.



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

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