Hundreds participate in 2018 Stritch Service Day

Nearly 400 Cardinal Stritch University students, faculty and staff visited area non-profit organizations and performed various types of service work as part of the third annual Stritch Service Day on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Participants logged more than 2,300 hours of service at 17 agencies in 20 different locations.

"We volunteered at organizations that serve babies and children, senior citizens, the environment, those who go hungry, those who do not have a permanent home, and those building community," said Dr. Sean Lansing, '15, vice president of mission integration.

The afternoon included discussions as part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s On the Table event. Stritch's gathering was one of the largest that was held that day among participating organizations.

Service sites included:

  • All Saints Parish Pantry, 4051 N. 25th St., Milwaukee
  • Feeding America 1700 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Motherhouse, 3221 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis
  • Greentree Teutonia Community Learning Center, 3744 W. Green Tree Rd., Milwaukee
  • House of Peace, 1702 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee
  • Hunger Task Force Farm, 9000 S. 68th St., Franklin
  • Jo's Learning Academy, 4801 W. North Ave., Milwaukee
  • Keep Milwaukee Beautiful, 1313 W. Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee
  • Next Door Foundation, 2545 N. 29th St., Milwaukee
  • Parkside School for the Arts, 2969 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside
  • Silver Spring Community Center, 5460 N. 64th St., Milwaukee
  • St Ann Centers for Intergenerational Care (Bucyrus and Stein campuses)
  • St. Anthony School, 1669 S. 5th St., Milwaukee
  • Starms Early Childhood Center, 2616 W. Garfield Ave., Milwaukee
  • Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church, 125 W. Saveland Ave., Milwaukee
  • Urban Ecology Centers (Menomonee Valley, Riverside Park, Washington Park)
  • Victory Garden Initiative, 249 E. Concordia Ave., Milwaukee
A special thank you to all those involved in Service Day, with deep gratitude to those who served on the leadership team and as site leads:

Leadership team
Dr. Kate Meudt
Yanelis Rodriguez
Laurie Swartout
Matt Weiss

Faculty and staff site leads:
Dr. Patty Becker
Scott Bollen
Dr. Clavon Byrd
Dr. Suzanne Caulfield
Payal Chawda
Amber Fox
Dr. Michelle Gilgannon
Sue Ingles
Michelle Kampa
Akua Kankam
Sean Lybeck-Smoak
Laura Misco
Casey Ortega
Mike Schade
Dr. Barb Spies
Michael Taylor
Dawn Wankowski
Joan Wirth
Rita Wiskowski
Student site leads:
Laura Ellingen
Savannah Wooden