IVC Milwaukee and Marquette University Teaming Up

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IVC Milwaukee and Marquette University are proud to announce a new partnership which will increase Marquette’s involvement with several Milwaukee organizations helping the underserved of Milwaukee. Marquette’s Office of Community Engagement are working with the IVC Milwaukee Leadership team to identify retired alumni, faculty and staff who desire to make a difference with their talents and background as well as explore their Christian faith through Ignatian spirituality.
This ideal partnership supports the Jesuit service mission of service of both the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and Marquette University. Additionally, Marquette Alumni throughout the country will have access to IVC programs in 18 cities.
1. Baltimore
2. Buffalo
3. Chicago
4. Cincinnati
5. Cleveland
6. DC/Metro Maryland
7. Detroit
8. Los Angeles
9. Milwaukee
10. Minneapolis/St. Paul
11. New England
12. New York
13. Northern Virginia
14. Omaha
15. Philadelphia/NJ
16. San Diego
17. St. Louis
18. Syracuse
Introductory Meetings Scheduled

The following is from an invitation letter from Mary McGinnity, Executive Director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps and Dr. Dan Bergen, Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement at Marquette, sent to over 200 retiring alumni, faculty, and staff to attend an introductory meeting at Marquette University on March 15 or April 5, 2017.

“Are you looking for a rewarding and meaningful way to serve God and your community? IVC may be the perfect calling at this time in your life, just as it was for Dick Sibbernsen of Chicago.

“I’m in my eighth year serving IVC Chicago. As I approached retirement from my business career, I asked a normal question: ‘what should be my next frontier in life?’ My two IVC service placements – providing pro bono legal services to the Hispanic community and teaching a course at a local prison – hit my ‘sweet spot’ while also taking me out of my comfort zone. Through IVC, I’ve grown in my awareness of self and God, and I’ve broadened my life lens beyond my own bubble of experience.”
Dick Sibbernsen, Arts ’71

To learn more about the application process and opportunities with IVC Milwaukee, we invite you to attend one of these upcoming information sessions:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
4-5 p.m.
Henke Lounge
Alumni Memorial Union
RSVP by: Wednesday, March 8
To: Monica Meagher

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9-10 a.m.
Henke Lounge
Alumni Memorial Union
RSVP by: Wednesday, March 29
To: Monica Meagher

You will meet members of the IVC Milwaukee leadership team, hear from current volunteers, become knowledgeable about local service sites and better understand the discernment involved as you consider applying to the program. Individuals accepted as IVC volunteers are passionate, experienced and committed, which is why the IVC program is so impactful in 24 communities around the country. We hope you may see yourself as an IVC volunteer and consider applying for the Milwaukee cohort.