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Jobs with a Serious Impact: Work-Study in MKE

Jasmine Woodley has discovered a way to help pay for her education while helping others.

Woodley, a nursing student at UWM, works as a tutor through the university’s America Reads program, which is coordinated through the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR).

Since she was in her first year at UWM, Woodley has been helping elementary and high school students who need some individualized attention with reading and mathematics. Currently, she’s working at Clarke Street School, Maryland Avenue Montessori School and St. Joan Antida High School.

Woodley is among hundreds of UWM students earning bi-weekly paychecks at their work-study jobs. The CCBLLR is trying to add to the list of jobs available to students through partnerships with off-campus nonprofit agencies, according to Rachel Spaulding, director of community-based learning for the center. Students can gain experience directly in their professional fields, work hand-in-hand with local residents, and explore new areas of Milwaukee’s diverse community while earning money to support their education.

For more information about becoming a work-study site, or obtaining a position, please email Rachel Spaulding at rachels9@uwm.edu or stop in to the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research, located at Union G28.

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