Milwaukee PBS profiles Leading Men Fellowship at Next Door

During our 50th Anniversary year, we welcomed a special visit from Milwaukee PBS who came to profile one of our partner organizations helping Next Door get our students ready for school with a cohort of positive male role models.

The Literacy Lab of Washington, D.C., and its Leading Men Fellowship program came to Milwaukee in 2018. The fellowship works to diversify the early childhood teacher pipeline by offering young men of color a chance to explore a career in early childhood education by working alongside teachers at Next Door and other city schools. The fellows undergo training with the Literacy Lab prior to starting in the classroom and receive ongoing coaching and mentoring throughout their year of teaching.

For the 2019-2020 school year, there are seven fellows working at Next Door. Two of them — Miguel Carroll and Josue Peguerro — are featured in a December 5, 2019 report on the Black Nouveau program with Milwaukee PBS.

The story also includes interviews with Literacy Lab leaders, Calvin Lewis and Rebecca Pride, and Next Door teacher, Ms. Dominique, who has worked with a Leading Men Fellow in her classroom for the past two years.

Click HERE to watch the segment and learn more about the Leading Men Fellowship and the positive impact it’s having on early childhood education in Milwaukee.

The seven Leading Men Fellows working at Next Door for the 2019-2020 school year

Leading Men Fellow Miguel Carroll

Leading Men Fellow Josue Peguerro