Summer job opportunities to make a difference in the Near West Side community

Join Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking this summer and be a driver of positive change in the community. In collaboration with Near West Side Partners, the Center for Peacemaking offers a wide array of paid summer opportunities as a part of the Promoting Assets, Reducing Crime (PARC) initiative. These opportunities foster community building and improve local quality of life.

2024 annual Near West Side (NWS) resident survey and PARC graduate student roles 

The annual NWS resident survey invites residents to share their perceptions of their community on wellness, amenities, safety and housing conditions. Teams of undergraduate and graduate student surveyors engage with residents while collecting responses from the seven Near West Side neighborhoods: Avenues West, Cold Spring Park, Concordia, Martin Drive, Merrill Park, Miller Valley and Piggsville/the Valley. Data collected by student surveyors is used to help determine community priorities. 

Surveying, which is open to all students, will begin immediately in the summer and continue into the fall. Part-time and full-time positions are available for this initiative. Additionally, there is a position specifically open to graduate students.  

To apply for the 2024 Resident Survey team, contact or stop into the Center for Peacemaking during business hours. 

To apply for PARC graduate assistant lead, click here.

2024 annual housing survey team 

The Center for Peacemaking is also looking for enthusiastic students and community members to assist with the 2024 housing survey. This is a paid opportunity for individuals to engage in meaningful community work that drives neighborhood housing revitalization. 

As a part of the 2024 summer housing survey team, participants will have the chance to make an impact by conducting door-to-door surveys throughout the Near West Side neighborhoods. The work will require identifying external home repairs and working in a team.  

Surveying activities will begin Saturday, May 4, and will continue until mid-August or early September. Training session attendance is mandatory to ensure the team is sufficiently prepared. 

To apply for the 2024 housing survey team, click here

These opportunities offer a chance to earn while you learn and to contribute directly to promoting the assets of the Near West Side neighborhoods.