For more information, see the West End Development Web site.

West End Development

Address: 3034 West Wisconsin Avenue

Transportation: By bus: Take a #30 bus west and get off at 30th and Wisconsin.

Travel time by bus: 5 minutes

Travel time by car: 3 minutes

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. You will be coming to the site on Tuesdays and Thursdays at some time between 1 and 5.

Description of Agency/Activities: West End Development Corporation works to build relationships and partnerships that will help to revitalize the West End neighborhood. Their mission is to channel human and financial resources, facilitating innovative partnerships to shape, nurture and promote a diverse urban community that endures. West End works to enhance and improve business and residential initiatives in the neighborhood. West End has been working since 1972. Their accomplishments include completing at least 23 units of moderate rehab for low income owner occupant first-time home buyers and 6,200 square feet of newly remodeled commercial space. Currently, Marquette University is working in partnership with West End to institute a grant they were recently rewarded to carry out collaborative efforts in the areas of housing and economic development. Service Learning at Marquette has been written in as a component of this grant, and two to four students will be able to sit on the planning committee for the partnership initiatives in fulfillment of the grant's requirements.

Student Role in Agency: There are a variety of different ways Service Learners can be involved with West End. The agency works with various government officials and businesses. Students will be assigned to one of West End's current initiatives after talking to the staff about what the student needs for their course, their current experience, and interests. This could include, but is not limited to:

Commitment: Following an orientation, students are asked to complete 2-3 hours a week for the duration of the semester. The staff at West End is willing to have conversations about the different topics and subject matters students are studying. Students should feel free to bring up topics and ask questions in order to have a rewarding experience.


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

Meet the Staff