About Us

About Us

Next Door empowers central city children to dream of a bright future.

Many of Milwaukee’s children face the same challenges of illiteracy, poverty, and segregation that their parents faced before them. Early education is a key factor in breaking this cycle. As an award-winning early education provider, Next Door focuses on improving literacy and school readiness for children ages 0–5 in Milwaukee’s central city. When combined with adult education and family support, our research-based programming helps children close the achievement gap and focus on a bright future.

Watch this video about Next Door: “I am Ready”