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.
Mary Conlon joined Next Door in 1971 as a VISTA volunteer and later joined the agency as a full-time employee through May of 2017.
Frank Habib worked at Next Door during the organization’s first decade serving youth and young adults on Milwaukee’s near west side.
Former colleagues praised Byron for his inclusionary approach, his natural ability to motivate his team and his sensitive way of connecting with neighborhood youth.
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.
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 company volunteer opportunity introduced Jenny Leibl to Books for Kids and her support just grew from there!
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.
The Major Family from Hartland discovered Next Door in 2015 and remains a loyal supporter of our children and families.
We are dedicating our winter newsletter to Next Door’s 50th Anniversary this year.