Moving Ahead with Milwaukee Partnerships for 2017-18

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Several organizations serving Milwaukee people in need have expressed interest in working with IVC Milwaukee. Discussions are taking place to determine mutually beneficial working relationships. The goal of is to identify and place one or more outstanding volunteers with the organizations, each contributing unique and treasured value to their services.

Milwaukee Center for Independence

Many paths, one goal—Independence. Each of the children, adults and older adults served by MCFI has their own path to independence. The agency has a long tradition of leading the way in developing life-changing programs and services for people with special needs.
Opportunities: Clinical areas of nursing, physical therapy, social work, behavioral health as well as community/health education and early childhood education. Projects can also matched to volunteer skills, experience and goals.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center

To improve the health and well-being of Milwaukee and surrounding communities, by providing quality, patient-centered, family-based health care, health education and social services, free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers.

  • Clinical areas of nursing, physical therapy, behavioral health as well as community/health education.
  • Department of Environmental Health with both sustainability/water resource management programs as well as lead poisoning prevention/outreach.
  • WIC Project offering nutrition education and breastfeeding support.
  • Social Services Department with both social workers and enrollment/eligibility staff.
  • Pilot Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Chronic disease management, occupational therapy, IT and electronic medical records, obesity prevention, HIV prevention/0utreach, and prescription assistance
  • Communications/Social Media, Government Affairs, and Customer Service/Patient Experience.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in Education, Income and Health.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County aspires to accomplish the following:

  • Produce significant and measurable results in the areas of Education, Income and Health.
  • Convene diverse teams of community members to take collaborative action on priority issues.
  • Recruit and retain talent to drive cross-sector initiatives and integrated, community-focused work.
  • Sustain its financial stability and efficient operations.
  • Be recognized as a leader in effecting long-term societal change.
  • Attain robust revenue growth as donors’ charity of choice.

Opportunities: Headquarters in downtown Milwaukee: TBA Opportunities also include projects, roles and challenges with over 100 member agencies where talent, experience and goals match agency needs.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School uses an innovative work-study program to provide a comprehensive affordable, Catholic education to students who come from families with limited financial means. All students work five full days per month at companies across the greater Milwaukee area. Through our innovative program, students gain confidence, connect the relevance of their academic coursework to future employment, acquire skills that will benefit their career, and receive unprecedented access to the professional world.

Opportunities: Driving vans of 4-8 students to their work sites; can be combined with activities like tutoring, classroom assistance, athletics, extra-curricular activities. Projects can also matched to volunteer skills, experience and goals.

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
To provide Franciscan-inspired, intergenerational, community-based health and educational services for children, adults, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Opportunities: Clinical areas of nursing, physical therapy, social work, behavioral health as well as community/health education and early childhood education. Projects can also matched to volunteer skills, experience and goals.

Irish Cultural Heritage Center

The home of a wide range of cultural and educational programs and the site for concerts, lectures, art exhibits, dances, Irish music classes, and a center for genealogical research.

Opportunities: TBA

Center for Peacemaking (Marquette University)

Strives to empower the university and wider community to explore together the necessary skills to become informed, spiritually centered, nonviolent peacemakers. Rooted in the Ignatian chrism, the center works with a spirit of confidence and joy to achieve an awakening to the complementary relationship of scholarship, spirituality, nonviolent living, and the active struggle for peace and justice.

Opportunities: TBA

Journey House

Empowers families on Milwaukee’s near Southside to move out of poverty by offering adult education, youth development, workforce readiness, and family engagement.
Every individual and family in Clarke Square will be given the tools and resources to succeed and contribute personally, professionally, and civically to the neighborhood and our greater Milwaukee community.

Opportunities: TBA

Seton Catholic Schools
Seton Catholic Schools is a collaborative network of Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic elementary schools providing the highest caliber of academic and spiritual formation programs for all students. The Seton system is committed to overcoming social and academic challenges, empowering students, families, and educators to attain their God-given potential. 16 schools will be part of the Seton system in 2017-18.

Opportunities: Projects will differ from school to school. Our goal is to match the skill of an IVC volunteer with the significant need of a particular school. Needs may include educational tutoring; school management; sports; faith development; teacher support; building maintenance, technology assistance, and more.

The Capuchin Community Services
Two locations: House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal. Helping friars and partners in ministry serve the poor, the hungry, and the homeless.
Opportunities: Many volunteer opportunities. At the House of Peace site, need help in food pantry and clothes closet. Organize a holiday food box drive or a hygiene supply drive. Help makes all the difference in the world to central city families.

The Grand Avenue Club
Grand Avenue Club provides adults in Milwaukee County who have experienced mental illness pre-vocational, employment, educational, housing, recreational, and cultural opportunities so that their lives will be more productive and satisfying.

NAMI Greater Milwaukee is a community-based, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness, their families and those touched by mental illness.

SET Ministries
SET builds pathways to increased self-sufficiency for 4,000 children, parents and grandparents in central-city Milwaukee by

  • inspiring hope through healing
  • uncovering capabilities
  • redefining life

SET leads people to discover and act on their own capabilities for self-sufficiency, through a blend of science and compassion.

The Dominican Center for Women

The Dominican Center works with Amani residents and partners to build a better future.
The Dominican Center for Women (DCW) was founded in 1995 by Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sister Ann Halloran, OP and Sister Anne-Marie Doyle, OP as an urban ministry program. Their vision was to develop a holistic approach to education and women’s programs in the Amani neighborhood.

IVC Milwaukee is dedicated to working with each individual in their prayerful discernment of a meaningful, rewarding volunteer experience. We will work with organizations outside the above list as well as places you might suggest to find that successful match for you and the organization.

Your support in the creation of IVC Milwaukee is greatly valued.
A few options include:

  • Pray
  • Talk to others
  • Refer someone
  • Suggest an organization to contact
  • Donate