Next Door Alumni: The Franklin Siblings

Marijah, Lamarrius and Lamarion Franklin all started their education at Next Door. Today, they’re doing well in school and involved in multiple, life-enriching experiences outside the classroom.

Imani London: A Parent Engagement Success!

Imani London is one of our Next Door parents who has shown an outstanding level of parent involvement since enrolling her two daughters here in 2018.

Next Door 50th Anniversary Photo Tribute

Take a look at Next Door through photos over the past 50 years!

Next Door’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Next Door welcomed more than 400 guests to its 50th Anniversary Celebration at Northwestern Mutual on October 3, 2019.

Ula Russell: 20 years teaching at Next Door

Ula Russell is one of Next Door’s longest-serving teachers today. She started in 1999 at Next Door’s 29th Street campus and later transitioned to the Capitol Drive site.

2019 Summer Newsletter

Here’s our latest community newsletter with a look at 2019 summer highlights at Next Door!

Next Door alumni Mariah: Working toward medical school

Mariah Pondexter attended Next Door from ages three to five in the 1990’s. Today, she’s building an impressive resume for medical school.

Meet Next Door alumni Jace!

Darrrian Davis and her son, Jace, joined the Next Door family from 2013 to 2015. Today, Jace is in 2nd grade and excelling both in and outside of the classroom.

Jim Benefiel: A dedicated Next Door volunteer

Jim Benefiel started volunteering at Next Door in 2009. He is here most days of the week to help clean and repair donated books for Next Door’s Books for Kids program.

A Next Door Adult Education Success!

LaParis Mondy-Walton enrolled in Next Door’s adult education program in 2016 in pursuit of her high school diploma. Two years later, she earned that diploma and is now furthering her education at Milwaukee Area Technical College.