Deb Williams: Serving Next Door since 1998

Deb Williams first connected with Next Door as a student in its adult education department. Shortly after earning her GED, she joined Next Door full-time and continues serving the agency today.

Next Door alumni returns as teacher

Justice Johnson attended Next Door in the 1990’s and now works for the organization as a teacher.

Make a Child Smile Day at Summerfest supports Next Door

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.

Milwaukee Ballet: A 50th Anniversary Partnership Profile

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 donation gives Next Door a new home

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.

Next Door 50th Anniversary Staff Celebration!

We brought the entire Next Door team together on June 14, 2019 for a special event honoring the organization’s 50th Anniversary.

Meet Javeyiah Walton: K5 grad ready for school!

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: Next Door’s longest-serving teacher today

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!

Spring 2019 Newsletter

It’s time for a look at the latest happenings and achievements at Next Door with our Spring 2019 newsletter.

Red Nose Day salutes Next Door teacher

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.