Notre dame

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee

Description of Agency: NDS is the city's leading K4 through 8 Catholic school system located on the south side, in the heart of Milwaukee's Hispanic community. We provide a unique learning environment empowering at-risk children to break through socio-economic and cultural obstacles. We are dedicated to advancing the educational, spiritual and overall well being of Latino children through small class sizes, Catholic faith formation, dual language instruction, fine arts, commitment to justice and leadership, and dedicated parental involvement. The school is committed to preparing each student for a blesses and fulfilling future.

Notre Dame Middle School

Address:1420 W. Scott St. Milwaukee, WI 53204


By car: Go south on 16th Street, crossing the 16th Street viaduct, which turns into S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive. Turn left onto W. Scott Street.

By bus: Take the #14 bus going south on 16th Street to W. Scott Street. Walk two blocks east to 1420 W. Scott Street.

Orientation: Friday, January 27th at 4pm @ Notre Dame Middle School

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/Activies: NDMS is a Catholic middle school founded in 1996 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.  We offer all-girls education to approximately 160 middle school students (5th-8th grades) on Milwaukee’s South Side.  Following in the Christian tradition, Notre Dame fosters respect, responsibility, and sharing of personal talents, and prepares students for admittance to a college preparatory high school. In a bi-literate (English and Spanish) setting, with emphasis on leadership skills, critical thinking, and social justice, young women are empowered to make positive contributions to society. All students at NDMS participate in after school programming four days a week from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.  This programming is part academic (tutoring and homework assistance) and part extracurricular (arts, athletics, dance, music, formation, etc.)

Student Role at Agency: Volunteers are needed, to provide one-on-one/small group tutoring for students with extra academic needs in reading and math, supervise and help students with their homework during study halls, and occasionally assist in the facilitation of extracurricular activities, depending on experience and interest. Looking for commitment of one day a week (1-2 hours) for an entire semester. We ask for consistency so that we can schedule our staff accordingly.


Notre Dame Primary School

Address: 1418 S. Layton Blvd.


By car: Go south on 16th Street, crossing the 16th Street viaduct, which turns into S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive. Turn right onto Greenfield Ave. Turn right onto Layton Blvd.

By bus: Take the #14 bus going south on 16th St. to Greenfield Ave. and then take the #56 going west to Latyon Blvd (27th St.).  OR Take the #10 or #30 bus going west to 27th street and then take the #27 bus going south to Greenfield Ave.

Orientation: TBD

Days/Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday; 3:00-5:45pm

Description of Agency/Activities: Notre Dame Primary School opened its doors three years ago in 2012.  It is Milwaukee’s only Catholic co-educational dual language immersion primary school dedicated to serving the Latino community.  We provide a culture of excellence where students can achieve their potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral, and spiritual development.  Notre Dame Primary School is clearly focused on preparing students for the world of today, not only through academic excellence, but also through instilling spiritual values and a sense of responsibility.

Student Role at Agency: Volunteers are needed, to provide instruction in an after- school club. At the primary the club could be anything that interests you (Monday-Thursday, 3:30pm -4:30pm, K4-4th). There is also an opportunity to volunteer with child care: 3:15pm - 5:45pm (M-Th) and 2:15pm - 3:45pm (Fridays). Here the service learner can help with homework and in organizing activities.




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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