Next Door - Home of Educare

Where we serve, Who we serve

Next Door serves Milwaukee families bounded by Silver Spring Drive to North Avenue, and the Milwaukee River to 76th Street.

Milwaukee's Metcalfe Park neighborhood

Our primary area of recruitment and service focus is the Metcalfe Park neighborhood bounded by N. 38th Street on the west and N. 27th Street on the east, W. Center Street on the north and W. North Avenue on the south.

Next Door locations:





2545 N. 29th Street, Milwaukee WI 53210   414-562-2929   Directions 

(Administration, Head Start, Early Head Start, Educare, Books for Kids, Fatherhood, Adult Ed)


Additional Next Door Head Start sites:   


Urban Day School, 3782 N. 12th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53206    414-263-2781

Oliver Wendell Holmes School, 2463 N. Buffum Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212    414-316-7116 or 414-316- 8503

New in Spring 2014!  5310 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216   414-562-2929



Oliver Wendell Holmes School      Urban Day     Capitol Drive


Next Door's commitment to the neighborhood

Next Door is an integral part of the reinvigoration of Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood. Next Door programs respond to the community need by:

  • Providing young children with a healthy start in life
  • Equipping children with the reading skills needed for educational achievement
  • Motivating parents to work towards a better life for themselves and their children
  • Offering a safe place for youth to go after school and in the summer

Community Need

In Next Door’s service area, 43% of residents live in poverty – more than triple the rate for the State of Wisconsin as a whole. The children who live in Next Door’s service area are at high-risk for many health disparities, usually attributed to low levels of family income and education. These high risk factors include:

  • Lapsed Immunizations
  • Lead Exposure
  • Asthma
  • Improper Nutrition
  • Undetected Vision/Hearing Impairments
  • Limited Access to Healthcare
  • Existing Community Health Disparities
  • Poor Dental Health

Next Door's target area has one of the highest concentrations of birth-to-five year old children in the city of Milwaukee. The neighborhood faces ongoing problems associated with a low average household income, unemployment, and low educational attainment.


Next Door | 2545 N. 29th Street | Milwaukee, WI 53210 | (414) 562-2929

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