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Next Door 50th Anniversary Staff Celebration!

We brought the entire Next Door team together on June 14, 2019 for a special event honoring the organization’s 50th Anniversary.

Meet Javeyiah Walton: K5 grad ready for school!

Javeyiah Walton is one of our 2019 K5 graduates. She started at Next Door in 2015 and made significant progress during her time with us.

Lily Carter: Next Door’s longest-serving teacher today

Lily Carter started at Next Door in 1993 in the home-based program. She later transitioned into the classroom and says the energy from the children and the progress they make over the year keeps her going strong!

Red Nose Day salutes Next Door teacher

ShaLaya Morehouse, a teacher at Educare Milwaukee at Next Door, earned national attention in May for her early childhood work from the Red Nose Day campaign.

2019 Walk for Children

Next Door hosted its 2019 Walk for Children on May 18 and welcomed more than 500 guests and volunteers for the special day.

Child Care Partnership Teacher Success

Nancy Fernandez is a teacher in the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program led by Next Door through a federal grant. She works with a Next Door instructional coach who is having a big impact on her teaching.

Hillary Clinton 1996 Visit to Next Door

Hillary Clinton came to Milwaukee in 1996 during her husband’s presidential campaign. She made a stop at Next Door to read with children and visit with staff and parents.

335 volunteers join Next Door for Community Read with Me

Next Door hosted its first-ever Community Read with Me event on April 30, 2019 as part of the organization’s celebration of its 50th Anniversary this year.

Next Door, Marquette partner to boost childhood literacy

A partnership with Marquette University’s Trinity Fellowship program brings a new cohort of Early Literacy Fellows into Next Door classrooms this year, supporting teachers with language and literacy development for children 0 to 3.

Ed Ruen, Next Door Executive Director 1978 to 1993

Rev. Ed Ruen served as Next Door’s Executive Director for 15 years and helped establish a strong base of philanthropy that continues supporting the agency today.

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