For more information, please see the Benedict Center Web site.

Benedict Center

Address:1849 N Marin Luther King Drive


By car: Head west on W Wisconsin Ave toward N 12th St. Turn right onto N 12th St. Turn right onto W Wells St. Destination is on the right.

By bus: Take any eastbound bus (#10, #30) on Wisconsin to Plankinton. Walk one block northwest on Plankinton until Wells. The Benedict Center is located on the corner of Wells and Plankinton, find address.

Orientation: First day of service

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night. In the past most students have served at the organization in the morning Monday-Thursday.

Description of Agency/Activities: Benedict Center offers basic education classes, high school diploma classes, and a variety of support components (Parenting, Job Readiness and Placement, etc.). Students will be working with the basic education and GED tutoring programs. All of the women involved in the program have at one time in their lives been arrested, usually on a misdemeanor, non-violent charge.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learners have the opportunity to work with the women in a variety of ways. The first would be to help the women with job searching on the computers and gain basic computer skills. This would be one-on-one work with the women and promote computer proficiency and confidence.

Unique Features or Challenges of the Agency: Attendance often fluctuates in the classes and new students enter every three weeks, so tutors need to be patient if "their" students are not in class. Efforts will be made to ensure that tutors work with a variety of students.



Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
707 N. 11th St. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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