Character. Truth. Beauty. Goodness.

Living with Joy and Purpose in Service to Others

Petawa Cultural Center offers programs, activities, and service projects that enrich and inspire women of all ages – youth, high school, college/graduate, and adult women.  Grounded in a culture of friendship, we help each other find personal happiness, contributing to a flourishing society. At Petawa, we believe that personal development and self-fulfillment find their truest expression in the context of service to others. And so we help women and girls discover how school, professional work, family life, and the ordinary events of each day are opportunities for serving others.


Petawa also offers women a complete plan of Faith Formation, integrating their intellectual, moral, spiritual, cultural and professional lives through leadership programs, retreats, seminars, Roman Catholic theology classes, and other religious and professional activities.

The Need for
Our New Center

For over 60 years, Petawa has enkindled in women the desire to transform culture through personal growth and lifelong learning. To continue our mission and the growing popularity of our programming, a larger, more vibrant center in Brookfield, Wisconsin is being built.


"Petawa changed my life. I was challenged and inspired to develop my talents, and I created lifelong friendships with people from diverse backgrounds."

- Stephanie M., Los Angeles, CA

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Petawa Residence & Cultural Center, Inc.

1331 N Astor St

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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