Faith and spirituality is central to reaching out to the poor and marginalized in ways which improve their lives. The Ignatian volunteer Corps is in its 3rd successful year in Milwaukee, building partnerships with 20 plus non-profits. There are presently 14 IVC Milwaukee volunteers making significant differences throughout our great city.
IVC Milwaukee Leadership Team
Monica Meagher, Regional Director
Mary Beth Driscoll
Marquette University Supports IVC Milwaukee
Marquette is proud to support the important work of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) – in Milwaukee, Chicago and other key regions around the country. These dedicated individuals come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions and share a strong desire to make a positive difference in their communities and to deepen their faith in the Ignatian tradition.
Watch one tutor share her experience at St. Catherine’s School.
Volunteer of the Year
IVC Milwaukee Service Corps member Anne Curley – Seton Catholic Schools
In 2017-18, IVC member Anne Curley gave her year of service as a reading tutor for 3 children at St. Catherine school on 51st and Center Street in Milwaukee. Anne was greatly moved by the goodness of the children and their need for individual help. Inspired, she made a proposal to expand tutoring to more children. She reached out through her own network of neighbors, friends and parish contacts and recruited 15 additional volunteers for the 2018-19 school year. The program was a great success. In 2019-20 a second school was added, St. Rafael, and the tutor corps grew from 15 to 30 tutors. In 2020-21 four Seton schools will be served by the IVC Reading Tutoring Program. Over 300 students will receive weekly, one-on-one tutoring from a caring adult. From a small beginning with one IVC volunteer a successful and robust reading tutoring program has blossomed. Congratulations to Anne and IVC Milwaukee for this wonderful recognition.
Story of St. Ignatius and Ignatian Spirituality
This creative, fun video by the creative people at the Jesuit University of Fairfield, presents St. Ignatius’s stor, his teachings and how it can make a difference in our lives.