For more information, please see the Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation Web site.

Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation

Address: 4900 W. Burleigh Street, however work will primarily be done on the Marquette campus

Transportation: By Car: Take 16th Street north (which turns into 17th Street) to Walnut. Turn left on Walnut. Stay with Walnut as it turns into Lisbon. Take Lisbon to Sherman Blvd. Take a right onto Sherman Blvd. Take Sherman Blvd. to Burleigh Street, take a left onto Burleigh. The agency is on the right hand of the street. Go in the side entrance. By Bus: Take the #30 west on Wisconsin to 43rd Street and Burleigh. Take the #60 west to 49th St.

Approximate Travel Time by Car: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 45-55 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Description of Agency/Activities: The mission of Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation is to serve as a catalyst for economic and real estate development in order to achieve business growth and neighborhood revitalization that benefits local residents, businesses, and organizations along the Burleigh Street Business District Corridor. The BSCDC concentrates its efforts on the area of Burleigh Street between 60th Street and Sherman Boulevard. Located within the Sherman Park neighborhood, the BSCDC wants to continue to build on the neighborhood strengths, involving community members to be involved with all aspects of the its initiatives. Sherman Park, an urban neighborhood, is known for the historic quality of its homes, the diversity of its neighbors, and its unique sense of community. Its current initiative is a project called, "Vision of Sherman Park." Its focus is to research and identify the political, racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural histories and strengths of the Sherman Park neighborhood. With this information in hand, the BSCDC will create "A Vision" for the district- and brand or identity for Sherman Park- and then publicize it through the media, etc. The BSCDC is interested in forming a steering committee of stakeholders in the community in order to advance its initiatives, and continue to improve the area.

Student Role in Agency: The agency is interested in working with motivated, responsible, civic-minded students to work as a team on various projects. These tasks will allow students the opportunity to learn about the Sherman Park neighborhood, as well as get involved with political process, work with professionals on special projects and community organization/development. Students will work closely with the director of the program, as well as a corporate coach and developer. Students are encouraged to take credit for their work at Burleigh Street CDC and their completed service learning projects can be used in a personal portfolio, resume or future application. Letters of recommendation for the Service Learner will be available upon request (when necessary). Students who are independently motivated, seeking interesting projects with flexible hours and locations are highly encouraged for placement here.

Commitment: Following orientation, a commitment of 2-4 hours a week. This could turn into an internship opportunity for the right student.

Note: You will be placed on a project according to your personal interests and course requirements. Service Learners are able to have significant input on their own work and are encouraged to make connections with local political and community leaders. For a motivated student, this could be a mutually beneficial placement.


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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