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.
Hillary Clinton came to Milwaukee in 1996 during her husband’s presidential campaign. She made a stop at Next Door to read with children and visit with staff and parents.
Next Door hosted its first-ever Community Read with Me event on April 30, 2019 as part of the organization’s celebration of its 50th Anniversary this year.
A partnership with Marquette University’s Trinity Fellowship program brings a new cohort of Early Literacy Fellows into Next Door classrooms this year, supporting teachers with language and literacy development for children 0 to 3.
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.