For more information, please see the Layton Blvd. West Neighbors Web site.

Layton Blvd. West Neighbors

Address: Sacred Heart Center, 1545 S. Layton Blvd., Room 513 (while this address is on Layton Blvd which is also known as 27th street, the entrance to the Sacred Heart Center is located on 28th and Lapham)

Transportation: Take a westbound Wisconsin Ave. bus to 27th St. Get off and take the #27 bus south to Greenfield Ave. Get off and walk south to Lapham; the entrance is on 28th St.

Approximate Travel Time By Bus: about 30 min

Approximate Travel Time By Car: about 10 min

Days/Hours of Operation: LBWN would prefer Service Learners to work between 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p..m, Monday-Friday.

Description of Agency/Activities: Layton Blvd. West Neighbors (LBWN) is a neighborhood association representing one of Milwaukee's most diverse south side neighborhoods. The School Sisters of St. Francis founded LBWN in 1995 in response to the needs of a rapidly changing neighborhood. LBWN's mission is to improve the quality of life through the empowerment of neighborhood leaders, and they have four major program areas: Grassroots Community Leadership Development, Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN), Economic Development, and Family Community Activities, such as Spring clean-ups, Breakfast with Santa, Safe Night Halloween, and others.

Student Role in Agency: Layton Blvd West Neighbors would like students to work in the Grass Roots Leadership Development Program. Students will work together in a group to conduct interviews with neighborhood residents to determine their perceptions of the community where residents live. Subjects such as crime, visual environment, personal involvement will be examined by students under the direction of the community outreach coordinator. Students will also help to develop the neighborhood survey. The neighborhood has a large Hispanic population, so this would be a great opportunity for students who know Spanish. Spanish is helpful but not necessary.

LBWN will take two students this semester. Since they will be working out in the neighborhood for part of their service experience, all three students should be able to serve on the same day for safety reasons. It would be best if interested students work together to figure out the day that works for everyone, and then sign up as a group.

Commitment: LBWN anticipates that each service learner would make a commitment of 2 hours per week. LBWN will provide a one-hour orientation to the organization and the projects to be worked on. It will also provide on-going guidance, mentoring, and monitoring of service projects.


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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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