Partners – Literacy / Public Resources

In their junior year, all MIAD students complete a four credit Social Science course (HS380), which includes 35 hours of service in the Milwaukee metro area. Below is a list of over 200 organizations committed to strengthening the community, utilizing both grassroots and well-established means. MIAD students and alumni have worked with all of these organizations to better understand the issues that they deal with and to give of their time and energy.

Learn more about the work of these organizations and how you can volunteer your time – visit one of our community partners listed below. Names in violet identify partners who have been honored by MIAD for the work that they do.

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Bublr Bikes:                                                                                                                                                    Bublr Bikes is Milwaukee’s bike share program! With Bublr Bikes, you’re able to take a bike from one Bublr Station, enjoy a quick ride to wherever, and return the bike to any Bublr Station that’s nearby. It’s our goal to launch 100+ Bublr Stations in Milwaukee and the surrounding ‘burbs!                                                                                                                                                                    Contact: http://bublrbikes.com

International Learning Center:
The International Learning Center (formerly Indochinese Learning Center) has provided English as a Second Language instruction to over 5,000 African and Southeast Asian adult refugees in the Milwaukee area since 1981. We specialize in literacy and communication skills for refugees who have had little or no prior education in their own country.
Contact: http://ilcmilwaukee.wordpress.com/about/

Literacy Services of Wisconsin:                                                                                                             For more than four decades, LSW has been here when motivated adult learners want to improve their education, particularly those who dropped out of school years ago. We’re also here for people who come to our country and want to learn our language, or for those who want to attain a high school equivalency degree.                                                                                                  Contact: http://www.literacyservices.org

M Ata Community Media:
Our mission is to provide access, without prejudice, to multimedia technology for the purposes of education and information to Milwaukee and surrounding communities.
Contact: http://www.matamedia.org/

Milwaukee Achiever Program:
The mission of Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services is to provide education, life skills training and workforce development instruction for adult learners in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect. Learners are inspired and empowered to enrich their lives and their communities.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeeachiever.org

Milwaukee County Historical Society:
The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of Milwaukee County’s heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Milwaukee County today.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/

Milwaukee Public Library:
The Milwaukee Public Library is a member of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
Contact: http://www.mpl.org/

Milwaukee Public Museum:
The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) was among some half dozen major American museums of natural and human history established during the last half of the 19th century. Its special distinction is that it began and remains a people’s museum, instituted without wealthy benefactors, and has always been much larger and broader in scholarly scope than would be expected relative to the size of the population it serves.
Contact: http://www.mpm.edu/

UWM Women’s Resource Center:
The WRC enhances awareness and understanding at UWM of the diversity of women’s lives and experiences, and the role gender plays in everyone’s life. We promote and support the health and well-being of women juggling school with other responsibilities, and help students to address their problems, recognize their individual and collective power, and achieve their full educational, career and personal potential at UWM and beyond. And, we build partnerships and advocate for change to create a campus climate that enhances the quality of life for all members of the University community.
Contact: http://www4.uwm.edu/wrc/wrc_interim/interim/index.cfm