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 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
Oliver Wendell Holmes School, 2463 N. Buffum Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
New in Spring 2014! 5310 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216
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
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:
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.