Special Events
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Come celebrate the power of Next Door's impact in Milwaukee at our special events throughout the year. Na'Zarrah, Niziera and Tikiya would love your support!

Special Events

  • Community Read with Me

    Community Read with Me

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    9 am to 11 am
    Next Door’s 29th Street campus & Capitol Drive campus

    As part of Next Door’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 2019, we want to host our biggest ever Read with Me volunteer event!

    On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, we would love to have you, your friends, family, and colleagues join us at our 29th Street or Capitol Drive locations and volunteer to read to our students either one-on-one or in a small group. We will have opportunities to read in our infant and toddler classrooms and in our three- to five-year-old classrooms. Our goal is to have every child at Next Door read to on this special day and receive a free book to help build their home library.

    The program runs from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. This is a great volunteer opportunity for both individuals and groups. Please register by emailing Martina at mstevens@nextdoormke.org. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

    Click here for an event flyer.

  • 2019 Walk for Children

    2019 Walk for Children

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    9 am to 12 pm 
    Next Door’s 29th Street campus

    Join us for the 30th annual Walk for Children on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Walk is Next Door’s largest community event of the year and aims to raise awareness and funds for the critical early childhood education programs we offer to families in Milwaukee’s central city.

    This year, we’re thrilled to have Green Bay Packers Defensive Lineman Kenny Clark as our 2019 Walk Leader.

    We’re also excited to welcome back the Harley-Davidson Motor Company as the Presenting Sponsor for the Walk. The company has served as the Presenting Sponsor since the event began in 1989.

    Following the Walk, guests will enjoy stage entertainment with our Walk Leader, a variety of family-friendly activities, and lunch.

    Click here for our 2019 Walk for Children page with more event details, individual and sponsor registration links and contact information to get involved.

  • Past Next Door's 50th Anniversary Events

    Past Next Door's 50th Anniversary Events

    President’s Breakfast
    January 25, 2019
    Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

    Next Door launched its 50th Anniversary Campaign this year by returning to the place where the organization began in 1969. Click here to read more.

    No Small Matter Screening
    February 27, 2019
    Marquette University

    Next Door hosted a screening of No Small Matter – a new documentary that raises awareness of the importance of early childhood education and how it can help prepare children for elementary school and beyond. Click here for more information and to view a trailer of the film.