About the Center
UW-Milwaukee has a core commitment to graduating students who are dedicated to community engagement and leadership. To this end, UWM has developed deep partnerships with the non-profit sector, providing student opportunities for volunteerism, service-learning, and community-based work-study options. Through service, students develop:
- leadership skills,
- multicultural competencies, and
- an investment in civic life and social responsibility.
Established in 2012, the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research moves UWM to the next level by improving the student civic and leadership experience through a holistic and seamless approach to community engagement. Overall, the Center will ensure greater impact and success in UWM fullfilling its civic mission and providing well-developed leaders for our communities. We encourage you to explore this page to learn more about our leadership development programs, volunteer programs, and academic service learning programs.
UWM Spotlight on Excellence:
Laurie Marks is the Director of the UW-Milwaukee Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research. Since 2000 she has worked with students, faculty, staff and local non-profit agencies to create meaningful community-based learning programs where students are engaged in making a real difference in the lives of others through service. Laurie is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies, and teaches courses in leadership theory and community organizing. Through this appoint, the Center has strong partnerships with the School of Education on a Leadership Living Learning Community and a curricular certificate program in Community Leadership. She has a Ph.D. in Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee, and a M.Ed. from Marquette University.
Laurie can be reached at 414-229-3161 or at email@example.com.
Julianne Price, Ph.D.
Julianne Price has been the Director of Service Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since December 2008. The Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, & Research serves more than 950 students and more than 200 community partner agencies and organizations annually. Dr. Price received her M.A. in Communication/Urban Studies from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education from Michigan State University with a research emphasis in service learning. Dr. Price has over 20 years of community-based expertise with numerous organizations, such as Michigan State University Extension 4-H youth programs and the Michigan K-12 Service Learning Center. Dr. Price has worked as a peer reviewer for the Corporation for National and Community Service and as a consultant for a Kellogg Foundation initiative to integrate service learning into middle school curriculum.
Dr. Price can be reached at 414-229-3161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Spaulding is the Assistant Director of the UW-Milwaukee Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, & Research. After finishing her undergraduate work at UWM, Rachel served a year term as the AmeriCorps*VISTA at the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership coordinating youth mentoring programs. Despite having immense Panther pride, Rachel put away her winter coat for a few years to complete her M.Ed. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas while working in residence life. She is happy to be back on campus coordinating service programs, specifically the College Bigs and Youth Mentors Program, off-campus service work-study jobs, Alternative Spring Breaks, and the Bonner AmeriCorps Leaders. In addition to leadership and service programs, Rachel’s interests include meerkats, horses, and dollhouses.
Rachel can be reached at 414-229-3161 or email@example.com.
Nicky Glaser is a Graduate Assistant at the Center for Community Based Learning, Leadership, & Research. After obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from UWM in 2011, Nicky served a year as an AmeriCorps*VISTA at the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership, coordinating both youth mentoring and older adult programs. She is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Cultural Foundations of Education with a concentration in Urban Communities and Education. Currently, Nicky works on the coordination of the center's older adult programming, episodic events, student leadership retreats, alternative spring breaks, and hunger and homelessness awareness programs. In her free time Nicky likes spending time with her friends, her grandma, books, and kitties.
Nicky can be reached at 414-229-3161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.