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The Benedict Center enables students to "work with victims, offenders, and the community to achieve a system of criminal justice that is fair and treats every person involved with dignity and respect." Placement can involve projects such as the Community Justice Action Coalition, the Community Justice Center Initiative, the Sentencing Advocacy Program, the Women's Harm Reduction Program, the Milwaukee County Jail, and providing office support. Visit www.benedictcenter.org to learn more.
Placements at Journey House work toward a mission "to increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods" while using a self-help philosophy. Tutoring and program development are needed at multiple locations, including the Adult Learning Center, the Youth Center, the Journey House Soccer League, Allen Field Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School, Gustav A. Fritsche Middle School, and Humboldt Park K-8 School. More information can be found at www.journeyhouse.org.
Hunger Task Force
The Hunger Task Force seeks to "prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve food security tomorrow." After on-site training, students work collaboratively toward the dual objectives of the agency: advocacy and food banking. Further information is available at www.hungertaskforce.org.
Repairers of the Breach
Repairers of the Breach "bring forth homeless people to act collectively to change the present conditions under which they live, through advocacy, education, and direct action." As the sole daytime shelter in our area, Repairers of the Breach serves 120-150 adults daily. Student involvement is needed for evening social programs, gardening, distributing non-perishables/clothing, and renovating office space. Visit www.repairers.org to learn more.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Through the "building or rehabilitation of modest but adequate housing," Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity seeks to uplift communities "to create an environment of hope, dignity, and a truly human existence for all people." Students can help with projects ranging from on-site construction to teaching financial literacy to Habitat clients. More information is available at www.milwaukeehabitat.org.
Urban Ecology Center
With two outdoor laboratories and a "green" main office building, the Urban Ecology Center works to provide "informational exhibits and user-friendly resource materials about the environment to the community." Outreach projects have involved students in the restoration of the Menomonee Valley building and program development at the Washington Park site. Further information is available at www.urbanecologycenter.org.