Green Bay Packer Star Lacy to Lead Walk for Children on May 16!
Thousands of Books Donated to Books for Kids Program
Next Door Partners with Stepping Stone for Early Head Start in Ozaukee County
Marquette Students Enjoy Volunteering for Next Door's Read With Me Program
Next Door Executive Director Carol Keintz Named “Driven to Achieve” Recipient by the Donald Driver Foundation
Executive Director Dr. Carol Keintz Featured in Education Week
Blankets of Love Project Benefits At-Risk Preschoolers at Next Door
Next Door is the recipient of over 1000 handmade blankets thanks to the efforts of Sara Wesemann (left) of Butler, WI who singlehandedly created the Blankets of Love project to provide a blanket to each preschooler in Next Door’s Head Start program. WATCH VIDEO
Wesemann and her husband Jeremy presented some of the blankets to the young students at Next Door’s Capitol site school, on December 12, 2014.
“We recently joined a council of young philanthropists within Children’s Hospital (Leaders Who Care) and we visited Next Door last summer,” said Wesemann. “This agency in particular really touched our hearts. It was a shocking experience to sit within this education center and to hear and see the struggles that these children endure each day. We knew we had to do something and so the Blankets of Love project evolved.”
From September to December 2014, Wesemann raised funds to help purchase the yards and yards of material needed to make fleece-tie blankets. On November 22 ,2014 hundreds of volunteers gathered at Riverside Junior High in Watertown, WI to make the blankets. Additional blankets were made by youth and service groups throughout the Milwaukee area.
“We are so pleased that Sara chose Next Door children to be the benefactors of this incredibly generous gift and for mobilizing hundreds of volunteers and donors for the blanket-making event,” said Executive Director Carol Keintz. “Our little ones will be delighted to receive their blankets. What a long-lasting gift for them!”
Next Door Awarded $4.8 Million Federal Grant to Lead Partnership
Books for Kids Will Benefit from Barnes & Noble Bookfair: November 7 Kickoff
Brewers Foundation and Brewers Wives Fund New Mural and Play Space for Next Door
Next Door Opens Capitol Drive
Next Door Executive Director Named 'Women of Influence'
Intentional Learning and Preschool Alan Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Fatherhood Program's Fatherhood Buzz on Fox News
Fatherhood Program Hosts "Fatherhood Buzz" on June 14
Next Door's Books for Kids Program on Radio Milwaukee
Next Door's Early Head Start Program on Radio Milwaukee
Next Door's Fatherhood Group Featured on WUWM on May 6
Next Door Focuses on Urban Gardening for Family Literacy Night May 6
Books for Kids Giving Library Seeks Books for Children in the News
Next Door Executive Director Named as Women of Influence
Next Door Executive Director Attends Early Education Meeting at White House
Walk for Children on May 17
Fatherhood Featured in Documentary on PBS
Next Door's Executive Director Carol Keintz: Statement on Strong Start for America’s Children Act
Fatherhood Program Featured on Two Radio Shows
Grant to Next Door to Prompts 'Dramatic Change' in Head Start
Books for Kids Teen Volunteer in the Spotlight
Books For Kids Receives Donations from Teen Volunteer
Next Door Gets New Playground Thanks to Kohl's
Next Door and Police Dept Match Up for Community Event
Miracle on Canal Street is Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s signature community program that raises funds for children’s charities – and Next Door is in the running to be a beneficiary! READ MORE
Focus on Reading at Next Door
Next Door's New Head Start Contract
Next Door Purchases New Building
Metcalfe Park Community came together to build and plant a beautiful community garden. Staff and volunteers from Next Door Foundation, Milwaukee Urban Gardens, and Young Farmers of Milwaukee, two programs of Groundwork Milwaukee, and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin also joined in the efforts. The community has many plans for the garden so be on the lookout for upcoming events that will be taking place there.
Strong Community Leadership Key to Revitalizing Amani, Metcalfe Park
Educare featured on NBC's Education Nation
Educare Beyond The Walls
Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker, along with the Infant Mortality Health Care Collaborative, commend Next Door Foundation for being an Infant Safe Sleep Community Partner.
MPD supports Next Door through the Stuff The Squad Book Drive
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