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.


Next Door locations:


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

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

 Next Door Head Start sites:   


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

Oliver Wendell Holmes School, 2463 N. Buffum Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212   p. 414-562-2929 x810 or 414-562-2929 x815

Capitol, 5310 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216   p. 414-562-2929 x712

Malaika Early Learning Center, 125 W. Auer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212  p. 414-562-4997


        Malaika Learning Center


Next Door's commitment to the neighborhood:


 Next Door programs respond to the community need by:

  • Providing young children with a healthy start in life by providing top quality early education
  • Equipping children with the reading skills needed for educational achievement
  • Motivating parents to work towards a better life for themselves and their children

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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