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

  • On the Table MKE

    On the Table MKE

    Please join Next Door and Northwestern Mutual for On the Table MKE on October 10, 2019.

    8:00 am – 9:30 a.m.

    Northwestern Mutual, 805 E. Mason Street, Milwaukee

    On the Table MKE is a community-building initiative from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation centered around diverse conversations – big and small – to discuss issues challenging the Milwaukee-area and ways to overcome them.

    Our event with Northwestern Mutual will feature a screening of the documentary film No Small Matter. After the screening, guests will participate in small table discussions around early childhood education, why it is important, and how the issues raised in the film are being addressed in our own community.

    Click HERE to register and for more event logistics.



  • Next Door's 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Next Door's 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Event is now sold out!

    Join us Thursday, October 3, 2019 for a special evening celebrating Next Door’s 50 years serving Milwaukee.

    The event runs from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Northwestern Mutual tower in downtown Milwaukee. It will include hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail reception and a program beginning at 6:45 pm.

    We are planning a memorable evening of tributes to Next Door pioneers and long-time supporters, student success stories, video presentations, an online auction and a closer look at the critical need for Next Door’s early childhood programming in the central city.

    Click HERE for the event page and sponsorship information.

  • Past Next Door's 50th Anniversary Events

    Past Next Door's 50th Anniversary Events

    Walk for Children
    May 18, 2019
    Next Door

    Next Door welcomed 515 guests and volunteers for the 2019 Walk for Children. The event featured Green Bay Packers Kenny Clark as the Walk Leader, a block party packed with family-friendly activities and special recognition for the Walk for Children Presenting Sponsor – Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

    Community Read with Me
    April 30, 2019
    Next Door

    Next Door welcomed 335 volunteer readers to fill every classroom across Next Door’s three locations for one-on-one story time with Next Door students. 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.

    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.