>For more information, please see the Riverworks Development Corporation Web site.

Riverworks Development Corporation

Address: 303 E. Vienna Ave.

Transportation: By Bus: From 16th and Wisconsin, take the #10 bus going East on Wisconsin. Get off at Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Transfer to the #14 North. It will go down Holton to Vienna. Get off at the corner of Vienna and Richards. You will be at the 300 block.  By Car: Go North on I-43 to Capitol Drive. Get off on Capitol and go east to Holton. Take a right on Holton and go south one block to Vienna. Take a right at Vienna. NMIDC is the second building on the left with the Riverworks logo on the awning.

Approximate Travel Time by Bus: 40 minutes

Approximate Travel Time by Car: 10-15 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Regular daytime business hours

Description of Agency/Activities: The Riverworks Development Corporation is a nonprofit economic development organization created in 1992 by area businesses and community-based organizations to revitalize the area known as Riverworks Center. This area is located along Capitol Drive between Humboldt Ave. and North 2nd Street. RDC's mission is to attract and retain industry and create jobs for residents of the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods. The main focuses of Riverworks are real estate development, business assistance, and job training and placement.

Student Role at the Agency: Service Learners will work with Riverworks on several initiatives for neighborhood improvement. One example is finding ideas and funding, and receiving permission from the city, for a small beautification project of placing hanging baskets around the neighborhood. Students will also work on business assistance projects and would go with the site supervisor to meet with local business owners. Service Learners will learn a lot about the demographics of the area and how to interact with area businesses.

Commitment: Orientation and 2-3 hours per week for the duration of the semester.


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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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