Next Door 50th Anniversary Staff Celebration!

It’s not often you’ll find the nearly 300 Next Door employees all gathered together in one place at the same time. But it happened during June of 2019 to mark a special occasion for staff to celebrate Next Door’s 50th Anniversary!

We held a barbecue cookout at our 29th Street campus on June 14, 2019. Mother Nature provided a beautiful day while the event planning team offered a memorable and fun afternoon of employee engagement and camaraderie.

The party offered a chance for staff to learn more about Next Door’s 50th Anniversary Campaign – a year-long effort focused on fundraising, community relations and events to support Next Door and raise awareness about its critical work with children and families in Milwaukee’s central city.

There was also lots of entertainment for employees to enjoy during the celebration. Live music from a DJ kept spirits high, along with Double Dutch jump rope, life-size games of checkers and Connect Four, a photo booth and a golden egg prize drawing presentation!

A moment of special recognition came for the Leading Men Fellows in the crowd. The Fellows recently completed a partnership program at Next Door from the Literacy Lab aimed at engaging young men of color in early childhood education and helping get children ready for school.

We took lots of pictures at this 50th Anniversary event. Click HERE to view a special album from Next Door’s Facebook page.