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Mary Conlon, 44 years serving Next Door

A fixture at Next Door for more than four decades, Mary Conlon left an impressive mark on the organization dating back to its first early childhood education program. Mary joined Next Door in 1971 as part of the national VISTA volunteer program established by President John F. Kennedy. For her year of service, Mary embarked on […]

Frank Habib: Served Next Door 1970-1980

Frank Habib worked at Next Door during the organization’s first decade serving youth and young adults on Milwaukee’s near west side.

Byron Tweeten: Next Door’s First Executive Director

Former colleagues praised Byron for his inclusionary approach, his natural ability to motivate his team and his sensitive way of connecting with neighborhood youth.

Leading Men Fellowship at Next Door

The Leading Men Fellowship program allows young men of color to explore a career in early childhood education while helping get children ready for school.

Child Care Partnership Family Engagement Success

Walter Trueh never misses a chance to climb aboard Next Door’s Books for Kids Mobile Library when the crew visits one of Next Door’s Early Head Start Child Care Partnership sites.

A Books for Kids Champion: Jenny Leibl

A company volunteer opportunity introduced Jenny Leibl to Books for Kids and her support just grew from there!

No Small Matter Screening

The new documentary, No Small Matter, came to Milwaukee in late February as part of an effort to spread community awareness about the importance of high quality early childhood education.

A Next Door Volunteer Family: Meet the Majors

The Major Family from Hartland discovered Next Door in 2015 and remains a loyal supporter of our children and families.

Early Childhood Scholar Success: Alicia Lewis

Alicia Lewis now works as an assistant teacher at Next Door after completing the agency’s Early Childhood Scholars Program with Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Next Door Alumni Success: JohnQuell Tucker

JohnQuell Tucker attended Next Door from 1995 to 1997. He is now a social worker in Milwaukee.

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