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St. Mark AME Church

Address: 1530 W. Atkinson Avenue (East of 15th Street and Atkinson Ave on the North Side of the street)


By car: Get on I-41/I-43 N. Follow I-41/I-43 to exit 75. Turn left onto Atkinson Ave.

By bus: Take the #19 North from Wisconsin and Plankinton to 15th St and Atkinson Ave. Or take the #12 from 12th St and Wells St and get off at Teutonia and 20th St.

Orientation: ​Arrive 30 minutes early on 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.

Description of Agency/Activities:​​ St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is the first African American church built in Wisconsin in 1886. Ezekiel Gillespie was a Milwaukee freedman, shopkeeper and a co­founder of St. Mark A.M.E. Church. Gillespie is most known for suing the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the 1860’s for the right to vote and won. This gave African American men the right to vote in Wisconsin for the first time. St. Mark AME Church, the "Church of the Anvil", is located at 1616 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI. The St. Mark Tutoring Program’s aim is to provide free homework help and tutoring to students in the surrounding community. The St. Mark Tutoring Program is located at the Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center #2 on St. Mark’s campus, located at 1530 W. Atkinson Avenue. The program provides homework help and tutoring to grades 1 thru 12 primarily in the areas of reading, writing, math and science.

Student Role at Agency: Service Learners will be helping students in the after school tutorial program with homework and helping the students build upon their academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, computers, and foreign language.



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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