For more information, please see the school's New Concept Self Development Center.

New Concept Self Development Center

Address: 1531 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53205


By car: Head east on W Wells St toward N 16th St, Turn left onto N 16th St, Continue onto N Renee St, Continue onto N 17th St, Continue straight to stay on N 17th St. Turn right onto W Vliet St

By bus: Take the BLU line or #23 to the N 17th and Highland stop, walk 2 minutes north on 17th towards W Vilet St. Destination will be on the right

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Operation: Service learners will work with the GED program at New Concept. The GED class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Monday-Wednesday (9-12) **students just have to pick a 2-hour time slot.

Description of Agency/Activities: “To preserve families and protect children while promoting self-sufficiency”.

New Concept Self Development Center, Inc. (“New Concept”) has been providing youth and family social services to under-served low-income African American families since 1975. The majority of these families live in the neighborhoods near the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (“MLK Center”) on 15th and Vliet Street in Milwaukee, WI. Median income of this highly vulnerable population ranges from less than $25,000 to $35,000.

​In a 2012 Strengths and Challenges Assessment, Program Participants, Funders, and Community Partners consistently commented on the high quality and relevance of New Concept’s services. The Assessment participants also expressed concern that many of the individuals/families served by New Concept would fall through the cracks and remain under-served without New Concept’s intervention.

Student Role at Agency:

GED Course material covers 5 subjects: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies.




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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