For more information, please see the Wisconsin Community Services Web site.

Wisconsin Community Services

Address: 3732 W. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 320. The location of the service learning site, the WCS Youth Shelter Care Program, cannot be provided, as it is a residential program for children. It is generally located in the Midtown Area between Lisbon Avenue to the south, 27th Street to the West, North Avenue to the North and 20th Street to the East.


By car: Travel West on Wisconsin Avenue and turn right on 27th Street. Take a right turn on a street near Lisbon (cannot disclose the actual street name to the service learning website, see above); drive two blocks to destination.

By bus: Take the 30 bus West on Wisconsin to 27th Street; transfer to the 27 line and take it north up to a street near Lisbon Avenue (cannot disclose the actual street name to the service learning website, see above); walk two block east to destination.

Orientation: TBD at Sign Up Night.

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night. In general Tuesday through Thursday 4:30-6pm or 7-9pm.

Description of Agency/Activities: Wisconsin Community Services was founded in 1912 as the Society for the Friendless. Today, it serves over 15,000 individuals each year in seven counties across Southeastern Wisconsin. The organization is organized into four divisions: Behavioral Health Sciences, Court Services and Community Alternatives, Community and Reintegration Services and Youth Services.

Mission Statement: WCS advocates for justice and community safety, providing innovative opportunities for individuals to overcome adversity.

Vision Statement: WCS stands as a force of community change, inspiring hope in dispirited lives. We will create innovative models of client service that anticipate emerging societal challenges. Leaders will seek us to to provide the best community-based alternative and justice solutions. Our impact will result in changed mind sets, healed lives and revitalized communities.


Student Role at Agency:

Commitment/Requirements: The service learning site is a state-licensed facility, so WCS will need the following from Marquette students:


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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