The future of Milwaukee is dependent on the quality of education provided to our youth.
Access to a quality education lays the groundwork for a strong community, which is why supporting education for Milwaukee’s youth is one of our top priorities.
We are actively working to improve Milwaukee's third grade literacy performance, which for years has been among the lowest in the country. We are committed to improving education in our hometown by directing funds to initiatives that support Milwaukee public, private and charter elementary schools in the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods. We also support pre-school literacy work at places such as COA Youth and Family Centers and Milwaukee Public Library to provide students with the foundational reading skills needed for entering K4 and K5.
To further advance our investment, we support collaborative education efforts and have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to programs such as Milwaukee Succeeds’ Reading Foundations, Teach for America, Schools that Can Milwaukee and City Year.
We recognize the importance of mentors for our youth and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. We also provide support to innovative practices in Milwaukee high schools and generous post-secondary scholarships to students from Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way.