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For more information, please see the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Web site.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center

WIC Program:


1337 S. Ceasr E. Chavez Drive (Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program)

2906 S. 20th St (Healthy Choices Program)

Transportation to WIC:

By Bus: Walk to Wisconsin Ave and 14th Street. Take the #14 bus toward Southridge. Exit the bus at Chavez (16th Street) and Greenfield Avenue. Walk for one minute to 1337 S. Cesar Chavez Drive.

By Car: Turn south onto N 17th St, Follow N 16th St to S Cesar E Chavez Dr.

Transportation to HCP:

By Bus: Walk to Wisconsin and N14, Stop #411. Take the 14 bus to S16 & Foresthome, Stop #2067. Walk to S16 & Rodgers, Stop #3024. Take the 19 bus to S20 and Kkparkway, Stop #2076. Walk less than one minute to 2906 S 20th St.

By Car: Tak I-43 S and Exit 312B to W Becher St. Take W WIndlake Ave to S 20th St. Turn left onto S 20th St.

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Description of Agency: SSCHC has provided high quality health care, health education, social services to low-income residents of Milwaukee’s culturally diverse south side since 1969.Comprehensive services include adult and pediatric medicine, behavioral health services, women’s health, HIV prevention and treatment, physical and occupational therapy, and other preventative health programs. What sets Sixteenth Street apart is its innovative programming and dedication to the complete health of the individual, as well as its efforts improve the public health of the broader community. http://sschc.org/

WIC: The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a public health nutrition program providing nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum as well as for infants and children up to age 5. Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers' WIC Program is the largest single site WIC program in the state of Wisconsin. http://sschc.org/health-community/wic-women-infants-children-nutrition-program/

Student Role at Agency: "Willow Comes to WIC" is a nutrition education program for children ages 2-5 years, which has been at our location for 3 years. This program introduces young children to a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables of the season, with the help of the lovable bunny puppet named, Willow. Willow's props and teaching tools - a garden apron, magnifying glass for exploring, felt pieces depicting the seasons, and foods that pop out of the apron - make the program engaging and invite exploration. With the help of Willow and the instructor, children will prepare and taste a delicious healthy snack using the delicious fresh foods of the month! A detailed curriculum is provided to the instructor, and training will be included.

This program will allow the instructor to speak with native Spanish speakers, work with a diverse population, learn about public health initiatives, practice your teaching (and culinary) skills, as well as expand your knowledge of nutrition.

HCP: Through family education and community advocacy, Healthy Choices strives to improve the homes and neighborhood environment for adults and children in Milwaukee's Southside.

Student Role at Agency: Speaking Spanish, the service learner will learn about public health initivates, practice teaching and cullinary skills. and expand knowledge of nutrition while facilitating small group discussion with families about nutrition.

Ideal student is:


- Orientation and 2 hours a week throughout the duration of the semester
- TB test
- background check
- online application



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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