In honor of Next Door’s 50th Anniversary, Northwestern Mutual selected Next Door as the beneficiary of its Make a Child Smile Day at Summerfest in 2019. The program collected more than 4,000 children’s books for Next Door.
As part of our 50th Anniversary Campaign, we are partnering with 50 community organizations, schools and businesses in 2019 to help support our work. One of the partners is the Milwaukee Ballet, which sent dancers to Next Door this summer for an educational program with our students.
Helwig Carbon Products Inc. played a key role in Next Door’s expansion of its early childhood education programs in the central city. The late John Koenitzer, pictured left, was president of the company in the 1980’s when he executed a plan donating Helwig Carbon’s former factory building on N. 29th Street to Next Door.
We brought the entire Next Door team together on June 14, 2019 for a special event honoring the organization’s 50th Anniversary.
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 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!
It’s time for a look at the latest happenings and achievements at Next Door with our Spring 2019 newsletter.
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.
Next Door hosted its 2019 Walk for Children on May 18 and welcomed more than 500 guests and volunteers for the special day.
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.