Who We Work With

In their junior or senior year, all MIAD students complete a three credit Social Science course (HS380), which includes 35 hours of service in the Southeastern Wisconsin area. Below is a list of over 200 organizations committed to strengthening the community, utilizing both grassroots and well-established means. MIAD students and alumni have worked with all of these organizations to better understand the issues that they deal with and to give of their time and energy.

Learn more about the work of these organizations and how you can volunteer your time – visit one of our community partners listed below.

Featured Placements for Fall 2023

These are organizations which are featured this semester, meaning that they are actively looking for volunteers and working with MIAD Service Learning to help accommodate MIAD students. Make sure to visit the organization’s website to get a feel for what they do and read through any linked additional information before contacting a volunteer coordinator.

For a map of where this semester’s featured placements are located, click here

  • Next Door Foundation – Read with Me
    • Mission statement: Next Door supports the intellectual, physical and emotional development of children by partnering with their families for success in school and the community.
    • Volunteer opportunity: Read with Me – reading 1 on 1 with our students, who range in age 6weeks – 5 years.
    • Location: 2545 N 29th St or 5310 W Capitol Drive
    • Contact: Missy Hodzinski – mhodzinski@nextdoormke.org
  • Father Gene’s Help Center – assist shoppers and stock store
    • Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide dignity through free clothing to people in need within the Milwaukee community. We envision a transformed community where all people have access to clean, dignified clothing in which they feel confident.
    • Opportunity: Students will work directly with the clients who come to shop for clothing at FGHC. Students will welcome and check in clients, assist clients in selecting clothing items, restocking the store as needed, and checking the clients out.
    • We invite student volunteers to serve one day per week, Monday through Thursday, during one of the following shifts, whichever works best for their schedule:
      • from 8:45 am to 11:30 am
      • from 11:15 am to 2:00 pm
      • from 8:45 am to 2:00 pm
    • COVID precautions: Masks are appreciated but not required
    • Location: 5919 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53214
    • Contact: Jessica Luebbering, (414) 258-4357, ext 101 / director@fathergeneshelp.org
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
    • Mission Statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Various opportunities
    • Location: Various locations
    • Contact: Marta Carrion – 414-443-3927 / mcarrion@gswise.org
  • Hawthorn Hollow – land management & organic farming
    • Mission statement: Our mission is to cultivate appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of our natural and local heritage through environmental education and sanctuary preservation.
    • COVID Precautions: If a staff or volunteer member is exposed to COVID-19, we ask that they wear a mask for five days or until they test negative. If they test positive for COVID-19, then we ask that they stay home and quarantine for five days after their symptoms subside or until they have a negative test.
    • Opportunity: We are looking for volunteers to help with ecological restoration efforts (planting, burning, seeding, removing invasive species, etc.) and biological surveys. Volunteers are also welcome to help with various organic farming activities on our Heritage farmstead or with gardening and tree maintenance in our arboretum. Students who are interested in learning more about land management or plant identification and who enjoy being outside are encouraged to volunteer with us!
    • Location: 880 Green Bay Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    • Contact: Emily Leonard, 262-914-9853/ eleonard@hawthornhollow.org
  • The Gathering – Meal program help
    • Mission statement: The mission of the Gathering is to provide meals and associated services to those who would otherwise go hungry or without.
    • Opportunity: Prepare/Package/Distribute Meals for our breakfast, lunch and dinner meals https://www.thegatheringwis.org/volunteer
    • Locations:
      • Running Rebels: 1300 W Fond du Lac Ave
      • Ascension Lutheran: 1236 S Layton Blvd
    • Contact: Lisa Murray, 414-791-9051/ lmurray@thegatheringwis.org
  • Ovation Communities – Various Opportunities
    • Mission Statement: To provide our Jewish community with those services that enable our seniors or infirm to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity. 
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Assist residents on outings to grocery stores, museums, parks. Assist activities staff with various activities & events on our campus, be a friendly visitor and do one on one visits to residents, help fundraising staff with events, archival work in scanning and documenting donor information, help with art exhibitions on campus and help with graphic design work for our Marketing Department.
      • Note: Volunteers must be tested for tuberculosis and have the current flu vaccine
    • Location: 1414 N Prospect Avenue
    • Contact: David Bitan – 414-309-1795 / dbitan@ovation.org
  • Goodwill SEW – Various opportunities
    • Mission Statement: Goodwill provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Assisting adults with disabilities/disadvantages in educational classes, arts/crafts, recreation, volunteering, music, cooking, etc. 
    • Locations:
      • 6737 W Washington Street, West Allis
      • 6055 N 91st Street, Milwaukee
      • 10602 Underwood Pkwy, Wauwatosa
      • 5200 S 48th Street, Greenfield
    • Contact: Jennifer Ott – missionvolunteering@goodwillsew.com
  • Milwaukee Artist Resource Network – Various opportunities
    • Mission statement: The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network strengthens the capacities of our members including artists, other arts workers and arts participants engaging communities and markets within and beyond the Milwaukee region. The network, as a non-profit, enhances the value of the arts and arts workers of a broad range of cultures in the region. Through an inspiring and engaging cultural hub, networking opportunities and strategic alliances, the network connects arts workers at many levels of market development with resources and support for increased visibility and marketability.
    • Opportunities: Volunteering at MARN may include tasks such as helping to work in our gallery, marketplace, during community events, graphic designs and social media content. This is an opportunity to join a group of almost 500 creative members in Milwaukee.
    • Location: 191 N Broadway Suite 102
    • Contact: Nicole Shaver, nicole@marnarts.org
  • Happy Endings Cat Shelter – Cleaning
    • Mission Statement: Happy Endings is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), no-kill organization run solely by volunteers who have been saving lives since 1994. It is the mission of Happy Endings to find permanent homes for unwanted, stray, abused or feral animals that are brought to us or rescued from the street.
    • Opportunity: Cleaning cages and the shelter, socializing with the cats, trimming cats nails. If they wish they can help at our annual auction or other events we may have.
      • NOTE: Volunteers are required to have an up to date tetanus shot
    • Location: 5349 w Forest Home Ave
    • Contact: Begin by filling out application form on Happyendings.us
  • Milwaukee Art Museum – Data entry & event planning 
    • Mission Statement: The mission of the Milwaukee Art Museum is to collect and preserve art, and to present it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Computer filing and organizing, event organization, working with research collections
    • Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive Milwaukee, WI 50202 or 626 E. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202
    • Contact: Jennifer Trimble – 414-224-3880
  • Woodland Pattern – Book Center intern
    • Mission statement: Woodland Pattern is a poet- and artist-run nonprofit book center, gallery, and performance space. Each year, we present over 350 programs and events that encourage collaboration and exchange across the visual, performing, and literary arts.
    • Opportunity: We are seeking skills in Adobe Suite–primarily editing photographs, with opportunities to edit video and develop DSLR skills. Book Center Intern (Intern will help the Book Center Manager catalogue and photograph chapbooks, zines, rare and out-of-print books, and broadsides to be published on our online store). This is a very hands-on internship where the student will have many opportunities to learn about poetry, fine press literature, small press publications, and the work of contemporary poets and artists.
    • Location: 720 E Locust St.
    • Contact: Antonio Vargas-Nieto – antoniovn@woodlandpattern.org
  • CORE El Centro – various opportunities
    • Mission statement: To enhance the health and wellness of our community by offering integrative natural health services focused on empowerment, healing, safety, and reducing barriers to access.
    • Opportunities: There are MANY opportunities available to suit a variety of interests and skills, including but not limited to helping with summer camps and movement classes, caring for the rooftop gardens, doing photography of various sessions for marketing, helping with office work and laundry, and more.
    • Location: 130 W Bruce St
    • Contact: Franny Delzer, (414) 216-3520/frannyd@core-elcentro.org
  • La Causa Crisis Nursery – Various opportunities
    • Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide children, youth and families with quality, comprehensive services to nurture healthy family life and enhance community stability.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteering at the Crisis Nursery can range from playing with the youth staying at the shelter (ages birth through twelve) to household chores like organizing, sorting and cleaning. Or what is your interest- we’re flexible! Volunteers can be scheduled seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. 
      • Note: Volunteers must be tested for tuberculosis and have current COVID vaccine
    • Location: 522 W. Walker St. Milwaukee 
    • Contact: Karl Schoendorf  – 414-902-1620
  • Mitchell Street Arts – Lead community art classes, assist with gallery exhibitions
    • Mission Statement: Mitchell Street Arts promotes creative abundance. We contribute to making a better world through the art of sharing resources and sparking conversations across differences. As a progressive beehive, MiSA promotes the Mitchell Street Community in designing our own tomorrow.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Student volunteers can lead classes inside our community workshop for the community. We host functioning wood shop, ceramics studio, and photo darkroom. Volunteers are allowed to lead classes in other disciplines too if they do not require heavy machinery or equipment. Volunteers can also get involved with our gallery space and help with organizing exhibitions / administration. 
    • Location: 710 W Historic Mitchell St
    • Contact: Rew Gordon – rew@mitchellstreet.org
  • Literacy Services of Wisconsin – Special Events and Outreach 
    • Mission Statement: Literacy Services of Wisconsin partners with motivated adults to provide access to quality basic education and skills training so they can improve their lives, enrich their families, and strengthen our community.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: The Special Events and Outreach Volunteer will help on-site with a variety of community events throughout the semester. Community events are an important part of Literacy Services’ mission to partner with motivated adults to provide access to quality foundational education and skills training so individuals can improve their lives, enrich their families, and strengthen our community. The intern may be responsible for staffing resource tables and explaining LSW’s services to community members, working with volunteers to cover events they themselves cannot attend. Most events occur on weekday evenings or during the day on the weekends. 
      • Note: Transportation is needed to support special events throughout our service area.
    • Location: Student would be traveling to different events throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas
    • Contact: Madison Olig – 414.344.5878 / Madison@literacyservices.org
  • Wehr Nature Center – Various opportunities 
    • Mission Statement: The purpose of Wehr Nature Center is to inspire current and future generations to explore and value the natural world.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Click here for a full list of volunteer opportunities
    • Location: 9701 W College Ave, Franklin WI 53132
    • Contact: Bev Bryant – 414 425-8550 (o); 414 484-8834 (cell)
  • J.K. Lee City Youth Martial Arts Program – Various opportunities
    • Mission Statement: J.K. Lee City Youth Martial Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing youth and families an opportunity to learn within a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect, confidence, discipline, and good sportsmanship, while promoting mental health, physical fitness, focus, and well-being.
    • Opportunities: Help with our youth programs at the Strong Milwaukee Center – classes run between 4 and 7 pm on weekdays. You do not need to be a martial artist to help. We will train you. You do need to enjoy working with others. Help with our Martial Arts and More Podcast, social media and marketing projects.
    • Location:  510 E Burleigh St
    • COVID precautions: Volunteers must stay home if ill or not feeling well. 
    • Contact: Maryfrances Palmisano, maryfrances@cityyouthmartialarts.com
  • Discovery World – Various opportunities
    • Mission statement: Discovery World provides fun and educational experiences through interactive exhibits and educational programs for families and students in Milwaukee, the region, and the state of Wisconsin. We generate excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), freshwater education, and careers in the minds of children and young people, while playing a vital role in the workforce development pipeline.
    • Opportunities: In person interactions with guests at various volunteer stations such as the Touch Tanks and the Kohl’s Design-It Labs
    • Location: 500 N Harbor Dr
    • Contact: Janean Van Beckum, jvanbeckum@discoveryworld.org, 414-765-8629
  • Friends of the Domes – Various opportunities 
    • Mission statement: The Friends of the Domes mission is to promote and support the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes) and surrounding park by creating and enhancing the visitor experience of this globally significant urban destination.
    • Opportunities:
      • Interpretive Educator: Become an interpretive educator at the Mitchell Park Domes – work with Friends of the Domes’ Educators to staff the Education Center, greet visitors, and create an art-related project to be enjoyed at the Domes. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
      • Event Planning Assistant: Work with the Friends of the Domes events team to plan and support our fall special events. Our largest fall event is our annual Día de los Muertos celebration. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
      • Park Artist Assistant: Participate in the process of creating a public art exhibition on display in the historical Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, aka “The Domes”. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
    • Location: 524 S Layton Blvd
    • Contact: Carrie Kelroy, carriekelroy.fod@milwaukeedomes.org
  • Journey House – After school program & special events 
    • Mission Statement: Journey House empowers families on Milwaukee’s near Southside to move out of poverty by offering Adult Education, Youth Development, THRIVE Workforce Development, and Family Engagement.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: 
      • After-School CLC Program Worker – Assist youth ages K4-8th grade with homework assistance, academic enrichment, recreation enrichment or a program you would like to implement using your talents.
      • Special Events Volunteer – Halloween Spooktacular, October 28th 9am-2pm ages 12 and under. Halloween Teen Dance and Haunted House, October 28th 4pm -9pm ages 13-17. Winter Wonderland, December 16th 8:30am – 1:30pm.
    • Location: 2110 W. Scott Street Milwaukee 53204
    • Contact: Cherise Myers, cmyers@journeyhouse.org
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center – Various opportunities
    • Mission Statement: To build a safer, stronger neighborhood and community on Milwaukee’s northwest side
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Tutoring, college students will prepare a workshop for the youth 11-18 around college readiness, college students will help support or attend animal therapy with teens, college students will assist with front desk duties or data entry , college students will support safe place game rooms. 
    • Location: 5460 N 64th st 
    • Contact: Ashley Campbell, acampbell@ssnc-milw.org
  • LOTUS Legal Clinic – Untold Stories 
    • Mission Statement: LOTUS Legal Clinic invests in survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence by innovatively blending
      comprehensive civil legal services, victims’ rights representation, and therapeutic arts programming that
      results in survivor-driven justice, healing, and systemic change.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: To create artwork(s) in response to poems written by survivors of sexual violence; to have these response artworks published in Untold Stories Magazine
    • Location: 130 W. Bruce St, Suite 450, Milwaukee, WI 53204
    • Contact: Dr Austin Reece – austin@lotuslegalclinic.org
  • River Revitalization Foundation – Land stewardship
    • Mission Statement:  The mission of the River Revitalization Foundation is to establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods; and to improve water quality.
    • Opportunity: Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity – Volunteer outside doing land stewardship activities including invasive species removal, tree planting, trail maintenance and more!
    • Location: 2134 N Riverboat Rd Milwaukee WI 53212
    • Contact:
      • Catie Petralia (she/her), cpetralia@riverrevitalizationfoundation.org, office 414-271-8000×2
      • Robert Kaleta, rkaleta@riverrevitalizationfoundation.org
  • Vulture Space – bicycle repair
    • Mission statement: Our mission is to educate the community to use and maintain bicycles as transportation to help build a more sustainable and healthier environment.
    • COVID Precautions: Following current CDC guidelines
    • Opportunity: Help repair bicycles and promote bicycling in Milwaukee
      • Shoes must be worn in the workspace – no sandals allowed
    • Location: 651 N Plankinton Ave
    • Contact: Evan Pack, 414.301.1661 mcbp.inc@gmail.com
  • Almost Home Cat Rescue MKE – Various Opportunities 
    • Mission Statement: To be a safe haven for all cats in our care until their forever home is found.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Grant Researcher, Cleaning at the Shelter and interacting/visiting with the kitties, Marketing, Volunteer coordination, Foster Screener, Adoption Screener, and Fundraising assistance.
      • Notes: Our organization is a Fear Free Shelter. We have an open concept (no cages). We offer opportunities for volunteers to learn about Fear Free, they can take a certification if they desire and we offer a lot of other training in the care and handling of kitties beyond the shelter environment. It’s an opportunity to learn about other rescue concepts and learn about the care and handling of kitties with long term illness care i.e. FIV, FeLv viruses. We also do community outreach with a cat food pantry if people need it. We are in the process of setting up a medical walk-in for shots, nail trims, and possibly microchipping. Our hope is to get it running soon to offer a low-cost opportunity for people to schedule to get some of these offerings.
    • Location: 925 E. Ogden Ave. Milw. 53202
    • Contact: Jill Otto, secretary@almosthomemke.com, 262-613-3501
  • Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective – various opportunities
    • Mission statement: We envision providing accessible art therapy for all in the greater Milwaukee community. Our philosophy stems from helping people develop insight by accessing their own inner wisdom. The art process is primary in our approach to balance and healing. We strive to provide a space for art therapists and helping professionals to nourish and support each other through professional supervision and co-vision. Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective’s art gallery showcases and honors artists and art therapists whose work aligns with our vision.
    • Opportunities:
      • Assisting with Community Open Studios Gallery installation and exhibition design and coordination
      • Social media/website reimagining and design (can be done remotely in part)
      • In studio learning opportunities from art therapists: experiential art therapy, observation, readings/topics, attending and assisting with workshops and groups
      • Assisting with program planning and implementation
    • Location: 9224 West Burleigh Street
    • Contact: Laura Fuller-Cooper, 414-410-9851/Laura@milwaukeearttherapy.com
  • Milwaukee Bicycle Collective – various opportunities
    • Mission statement: The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective is a volunteer-driven,  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps provide individuals, groups, and events with refurbished bicycles. We also assist with bike repair and instruction in a creative and supportive environment and at an affordable cost. We have been working since 2002 to make bicycling available to all, with programs that focus on underserved populations.
    • Opportunities: Bike shop – organizing bikes & parts, bike repair and maintenance (we provide free training), photographing bikes and posting to sites.
    • Location: 2930 W Clybourn St
    • Contact: Will Kort, 414-431-0825, milwaukeebicyclecollective@gmail.com
  • Friedens Food Pantry – meal service and pantry stocking
    • Mission statement: Friedens is a network of food pantries in Milwaukee nourishing the body, mind, and soul. We believe that a dependable supply of food is a means of bringing hope and dignity to our community.
    • Opportunity: We have a variety of shifts available to volunteers that can be split into two main categories: 1) Serving food to the community and 2) sorting food donations and cleaning/restocking the pantries. All available shifts can be found by clicking here.
    • Location:
      • Coggs location – 1220 W Vliet St
      • Despensa de La Paz location – 1615 S 22nd St
      • Hope House location – 209 W Orchard St
      • Zion Rock location – 10230 W Fond Du Lac Ave
    • Contact: Abby Brace, volunteer@friedenspantry.org
  • St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care (Stein Campus) – Various opportunities
    • Mission Statement: St Ann’s Center is a safe, home-like setting where adults and children can spend the day, and where compassion, care, and dignity are key. Their regular activities benefit everyone, keeping adults engaged and able to live at home longer, and promoting the children’s intellectual and emotional development. In addition, we offer a host of supplemental, wraparound services that benefit not just our clients and their caregivers, but also community members.
    • Opportunities: Childcare, adult care, marketing, clerical and other ideas the student can give.
    • COVID Precautions: Mask are optional, we still encourage all with universal precautions
    • Location: 2801 E Morgan Ave
    • Contact: Delma Vega, delmav@stanncenter.org
  • Genisx
    • Mission Statement: GENISX Inc is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, which comprise of three focus areas in effort to create a stronger & sustainable ecosystem for Gen Z, creatives and entrepreneurs. Focus areas include Research, Innovation Consulting and Arts+ Culture.
    • Volunteer Opportunities: Social media & marketing, Broadcasting, Audio production, Newsletter/editorial
    • Location: MARN Art +Culture Hub (191 N Broadway Ave)
    • Contact: Donna Lewis – donna@genisxsocial.org
  • The Honors program at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) are looking for 4 MIAD students to help them plan and carry out VGI’s Farm Raiser on Sept. 30th 2023, and plan their spring BLITZ for 2024. The Farm Raiser is a social event and farm market that brings the community together and helps raise funds. The BLITZ is a project to market, make and install raised beds across the city to provide contamination free growing conditions for Milwaukee’s citizens. This position may also include some farm work.
    • Contact MSOE Honors Program Director, Professor Michael Carriere: carriere@msoe.edu   
  • The Honors program at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and BikerFest Mke are looking for 2 MIAD students to help them plan and coordinate events to educate and bring awareness to motorcycle safety, especially to communities of color in Milwaukee. This position may also include some design work.
    • Contact MSOE Honors Program Director, Professor Michael Carriere: carriere@msoe.edu

Full list of Community Partners

Search by Category All | Animal Care | Community Arts Programs | Elderly | Emergency Lodging | Environmental Programs | Health / Wellness | Homelessness | Literacy / Public Resources | Meal Programs and Co-ops | Medical / Special Needs | Multifaceted Programs | Schools / Child Emphasized Programs


American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin:

The ACLU of Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national ACLU and is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. The ACLU of Wisconsin has 7,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents.
Contact: http://www.aclu-wi.org


American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Contact: http://www.redcross.org/wisconsin


Artists Working in Education:

A.W.E. is a nonprofit organization that sponsors artists to work creatively with children to enhance human potential, advance learning and cultivate community. A.W.E. accomplishes this through our School Studio and Truck Studio programs.
Contact: http://www.awe-inc.org/


Art is Life Inc.:    

Art Is Life Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to give Milwaukee inner city youth new creative outlets. Our first step in creating change, is committing ourselves to explore new opportunities to help inspire our youth and community to be great through partnerships with artists, students, local business owners, and community leaders so that we can C. R. E. A. T. E. future leaders today. Together WE will mold new foundations, challenging youth to think outside of the “norm” and follow their dreams.
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/ArtIsLifeInc/timeline


Bay View Middle and High School:

Bay View Middle and High School provides a comprehensive 6 -12 grade education program that includes three specialties focused on math and science, construction and the legal system. Bay View also hosts a Project Lead the Way program and a Building, Architecture and Technology (BAT) Academy.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/bayview/



A non-profit organization creating a resilient environment through education and advocacy of the plight of insect pollinators.
Contact: http://www.beevangelists.org/


Ben Franklin Elementary:

Our mission is to work with parents and community partners to provide a nurturing learning environment that allows students to thrive intellectually, socially and physically in their pursuit of life-long learning.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/franklin/


BESTD Clinic:

The mission of BESTD Clinic is to provide quality, professional sexually transmitted disease diagnosis and treatment as well as HIV/AIDS prevention counseling and testing in a manner that is sensitive to the sexual orientation and gender identity of our clients. BESTD Clinic provides it’s services at no cost.
Contact: http://www.bestd.org/


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum:

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years—from birth through age ten. The Museum experience encourages hands-on learning and the development of fundamental skills, self-esteem, and the ability to work with others. Caregivers use the Museum as a resource that provides information on early childhood brain development, learning styles, and effective parenting skills. The Museum maintains a strong commitment to providing access to all children and families in the community, including low-income and special needs families.
Contact: http://www.bbcmkids.org/


Big Brothers, Big Sisters:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is helping children in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties discover their Big potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships, but we can’t do it without you!
Contact: http://www.bbbsmilwaukee.org/site/c.8hKPI2MGIkI0E/b.6448757/k.F061/Home_Page.htm


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee:

Our mission is to inspire and empower young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Contact: http://www.boysgirlsclubs.org/


Boy Scouts of America:

The mission of the Milwaukee County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is to meet the spiritual, developmental and social needs of young people by instilling lifetime values enabling them to achieve full potential. The values we strive to instill are derived from the Scout Oath and Law.
Contact: http://www.threeharborsscouting.org


Broadscope Disability Services:

Broadscope Disability Services seeks to advance the independence, productivity and rights of citizenship for persons with disabilities and their families in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine and Kenosha counties.
Contact: http://www.broadscope.org/


Bublr Bikes:

Bublr Bikes is Milwaukee’s bike share program! With Bublr Bikes, you’re able to take a bike from one Bublr Station, enjoy a quick ride to wherever, and return the bike to any Bublr Station that’s nearby. It’s our goal to launch 100+ Bublr Stations in Milwaukee and the surrounding ‘burbs!
Contact: http://bublrbikes.com

Cass Street School:

Cass Street School strives to help all students meet our high academic standards and provides them with a diverse educational foundation. We foster a positive school climate conducive to learning by encouraging good citizenship, critical thinking, problem solving, respect and an appreciation for individual and cultural differences in our community.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/cass/

Cathedral Center:

To provide a safe environment for women and families while working to end homelessness, one life at a time.
Contact: http://www.cathedral-center.org/

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin:

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is one of the leading centers for pediatric health care in the United States. The hospital provides inpatient care, including transport of critically ill or injured children and intensive care services, and more than 70 specialty outpatient clinics that care for the full range of pediatric health care needs.
Contact: http://www.chw.org

Clement Avenue School:

Clement Avenue School is committed to providing quality multicultural learning opportunities for all pupils. The focus of our mission is to improve academic achievement. The Clement Avenue staff is committed to providing exceptional academic experiences in all subject areas with a particularly strong emphasis on growth and deep understanding for students in the areas of reading/language arts and mathematics. The staff is willing to do anything within their power to improve our student population’s reading and math skills. To achieve our goals, individual differences are accommodated within grade leveled, self-contained classrooms. This is our true mission statement.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/clement/

Coalition of Photographic Arts:

The mission of the Coalition of Photographic Arts is to develop appreciation, promote growth and support the creation of photographic arts in the Greater Milwaukee Region.
Contact: http://www.copamilwaukee.com/

CORE El Centro:

CORE El Centro is a grass-roots organization with 21 years of experience enhancing the health and wellness of systemically under-served Milwaukeeans where families experience unique cultural, financial, geographical, and language barriers. We provide holistic healing therapies and activities such as acupuncture, reiki, massage, yoga, and dance as well as health education classes.
Contact: http://www.core-elcentro.org/

Council for the Spanish Speaking:

The Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. advocates on behalf of Latinos and the socially and economically challenged. It offers programs in education, housing and human services to improve quality of life for families, children, youth, and the aging; promotes cultural, racial and linguistic understanding; and community planning and development supportive of social and economic equity.
Contact: http://www.centrohispanomke.org/

Discovery World:

Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs. It is dedicated to helping people positively impact their communities by developing a better understanding of technology and the environment while fostering both innovation and creativity.
Contact: http://www.discoveryworld.org/

Easter Seals Disability Services:

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin is a not for profit values-based agency that supports children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers through a range of services.
Contact: http://wi-se.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=WISE_whoweare

Elm Creative Arts Elementary School:                                                                     

A Milwaukee Public School that integrates the arts — visual arts, music, drama, dance and creative writing — into a curriculum which supports the Milwaukee Public Schools K-12 Teaching and Learning Goals. Students are academically and socially prepared for the future which will take them through the school experience and into the work force of the 21st Century. Elm’s mission is to develop an individual who can think critically and creatively, accept diversity, appreciate the arts and contribute to society.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/elm/

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin:

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a food bank that works with a network of hunger relief partners to distribute more than 18.3 million meals a year to 377,000 people in eastern Wisconsin. We have facilities in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley.
Contact: http://feedingamericawi.org

Fernwood Montessori School:

The Mission of Fernwood Montessori School is to educate children in a safe, nurturing environment and to help them achieve their fullest potential using Montessori philosophy, principles and materials. Fernwood staff members work with parents and community volunteers to provide opportunities for children to develop academic and personal skills, decision-making ability, and social and intellectual independence in a diverse, multicultural setting. Through research and project-based learning, we prepare our students for active and involved citizenship in the larger community.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/fernwood/index.html

Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens:

The Boerner Botanical Gardens were developed as a public garden intended to be a place of beauty, an outdoor classroom and a living museum for all to enjoy. The Gardens are owned and managed by Milwaukee County Parks and Recreation.
Contact: http://www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org/

Future Urban Leaders:

Future Urban Leaders is a youth leadership development program for students in grades 3-12. We are proud partners of Milwaukee College Prep and work to build scholars communication skills, problem solving skills, and ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding for different cultures. We accomplish this through experiential, hands-on activities in STEM, Visual & Performing Arts, Health & Wellness, and College & Career Readiness programs.
Contact: http://futureurbanleaders.org/

Gaenslen School:

Gaenslen School believes that achievement, sense of community, and utilization of technology, along with positive student relationships maximize the potential of all students. Gaenslen offers fully integrated programs for regular education, grades K-8, and students with disabilities, ages 3-14. By reaching hearts and minds, our program strives to develop well-rounded students who are prepared to meet the future and have the skills and motivation to contribute to the community. A dedicated staff of 140 including administrators, teachers, aides and therapists work together to create a productive atmosphere for learning.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/gaenslen/F._J._Gaenslen/Home.html

General Mitchell Elementary:

General Mitchell Elementary School offers a friendly, nurturing atmosphere with a focus on Quality Student Achievement, Student Engagement, Customer Satisfaction, and School Efficiencies. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college, life and work. Our students will become socially responsible, lifelong learners able to thrive in our community and global society. Together we are working to provide quality educational experiences for our students and their families.
Contact: http://www.cudahy.k12.wi.us/schools/generalmitchell/

Girl Scouts of Southeast Wisconsin:

The unique Girl Scout experience begins with the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls Discover, Connect, and Take Action, building skills that yield the desired outcomes of courage, confidence, and character. Ultimately, through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls aspire to make the world a better place.
Contact: http://www.gswise.org/

Goodwill Industries of Southeast Wisconsin

Goodwill provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence.
Contact: https://www.goodwillsew.com/

Grand Avenue Club:

The mission of Grand Avenue Club is to provide Milwaukee County adults who have experienced mental illness with an array of opportunities that will assist them to experience recovery, to integrate into society via work and education, and to live lives that are vocationally productive and socially satisfying.
Contact: http://www.grandavenueclub.org

Grateful Girls:

Grateful Girls is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is geared to inspire, motivate and encourage girls, teens and women of all ages.
Contact: https://www.gratefulgirls.org/

Guest House:

The Guest House of Milwaukee, Inc. provides shelter, housing, education and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.
Contact: http://www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/

Habitat for Humanity:

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and our city by providing simple, decent and affordable housing for Milwaukee families in need.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeehabitat.org/


The Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization, Inc. (HALO) is a 120 bed emergency shelter located in Racine, WI. HALO meets emergency shelter needs for all men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness, coordinates supportive services that help homeless adults become self-sufficient, provides community leadership to prevent chronic homelessness and ensures children get positive support through stable living and learning environments.
Contact: http://www.haloinc.org

Happy Endings No Kill Shelter:

We currently place an average of 200 cats per year. All potential adopters must fill out an application and go through an interview process. Adoption facilitators walk potential adopters through the shelter and help them find a cat that will touch their heart and fill an empty space in their home and life.
Contact: http://www.happyendings.us/

Havenwoods State Forest:

Havenwoods State Forest offers 237-acres of grasslands, woods, and wetlands in the City of Milwaukee.
Contact: http://friendsofhavenwoods.org/index.html

HAWS Pets:

HAWS promotes the humane care and treatment of all animals, supporting cooperative humane efforts throughout the state of Wisconsin. It is not affiliated with any other local or national humane society. HAWS is a member of the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies.
Contact: http://www.hawspets.org/

Hawthorn Glen:

Hawthorn Glen is a 23-acre nature center that primarily serves as a field trip location on weekdays for 12,000 children annually.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeerecreation.net/hawthorn-glen/

Hebron House of Hospitality:

The mission of Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc. is to provide emergency housing and related services to people in transition with the basic needs of shelter, food and personal support.
Contact: http://www.hebronhouse.org/

Hmong American Friendship Association:

The Hmong American Friendship Association Inc., is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Southeast Asian Refugee families in the Greater Milwaukee area by promoting self sufficiency and the preservation of cultural heritage.
Contact: http://hmongfriendship.org/

Hope House:

Our mission is to end homeless and create healthy communities.
Contact: http://www.hopehousemke.org/

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge:

The northern two-thirds of Horicon Marsh is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as the 21,000 acre Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.
Contact: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon/

House of Peace:

Based on Gospel values, the House of Peace serves the community by assisting families and individuals in meeting their spiritual, material, and emotional needs, thereby helping families remain together and promoting self-sufficiency.
Contact: http://www.capuchincommunityservices.org

Hunger Task Force:

Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.
Contact: http://www.hungertaskforce.org/about-us/

Independence First:

Independence First is a non-profit agency directed by, and for the benefit of, people with disabilities, primarily serving the four county metropolitan Milwaukee area.
Contact: http://www.independencefirst.org/

International Learning Center:

The International Learning Center (formerly Indochinese Learning Center) has provided English as a Second Language instruction to over 5,000 African and Southeast Asian adult refugees in the Milwaukee area since 1981. We specialize in literacy and communication skills for refugees who have had little or no prior education in their own country.
Contact: https://www.neighborhoodhousemke.org/category/international-learning-center/

Islands of Brilliance:

Islands of Brilliance utilizes project-based learning which allows our students to grow their intrinsic capabilities and practice communication, increasing their likelihood of independence as adults. IOB design workshops create a space for students on the autistic spectrum to explore creativity through the use of technology, during which they learn technical skills and grow confidence in critical social and peer-to-peer interactions. Students are matched one-to-one with mentors—design field professionals—which not only changes public perception of this disability, it also paves the way for future higher education and employment opportunities. Contact: http://islandsofbrilliance.org/

Jeremiah Curtin Leadership Academy:

Curtin has been recognized three times in the past six years by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a New Wisconsin Promise school because we have met annual achievement goals and have higher than average reading and math scores when compared with similar state schools. We offer classes in music, art, gym, and piano keyboarding. An accelerated reading program ensures that all pupils become competent readers. Band instrument lessons are offered during the school day.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/curtin/

Journey House:

Established in 1969, Journey House is grounded in the philosophy that Education is a Family Journey. We embody this belief through our mission of working with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy in order to increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods.
Contact: http://www.journeyhouse.org/

La Causa:

La Causa, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 that prevents abuse and provides education and social services to thousands of Milwaukee County residents. For nearly 40 years, La Causa has been totally committed to helping low-income children and parents overcome the odds in some of Milwaukee’s poorest — yet most diverse — neighborhoods.
Contact: http://www.lacausa.org/

Lad Lake:

We provide kids safety, individualized therapy, and skill-building for independence. Whether it’s support for foster kids, mentors for troubled youth, or a safe-haven for exploited and abused girls, Lad Lake counselors cultivate stability and self-reliance for more than 1,100 kids and their families every year.
Contact: https://www.ladlake.org

La Escuela Fratney:

La Escuela Fratney provides a rigorous curriculum in English and Spanish that includes a focus on multiculturalism and collaboration with both our parents and the community. Fratney is a feeder school to Lincoln Center of the Arts.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/fratney/

Lake Valley Camp:

We believe a child’s potential should not be limited by their circumstance and that all youth have the right to be involved in activities and pursuits that nurture their spirit and support their passion. This is why LVC works tirelessly to ensure that our young people have access to purpose-driven, experience-based programs, facilitated by highly-skilled professionals firmly invested in seeing them thrive. Our mission is to support the development of youth from underserved neighborhoods to teach, lead and inspire others in the community.
Contact: http://www.lakevalleycamp.org/

Lincoln Center of the Arts:

The mission of Lincoln Center of the Arts is to provide an arts-based learning environment with high expectations for student achievement. At our school, academics, the Arts and technology are interwoven. Our students are provided with creative, concrete opportunities to integrate academics with visual, musical and performance arts lessons. Students demonstrate what they have learned by applying classroom knowledge to real life situations. Our students understand technological advances, develop the ability to solve complex problems, think critically, communicate effectively and cooperate with others. We are a caring community that enhances the quality of life for all.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/lcmsa/

Literacy Services of Wisconsin:

For more than four decades, LSW has been here when motivated adult learners want to improve their education, particularly those who dropped out of school years ago. We’re also here for people who come to our country and want to learn our language, or for those who want to attain a high school equivalency degree.
Contact: http://www.literacyservices.org

MacDowell Montessori School:

MacDowell Montessori School promotes concentration, practical life and problem-solving skills as students apply knowledge in all subjects. Students integrate science, history, geography and the arts through lessons, projects and community experiences.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/macdowell/

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin:

Wishmakers On Campus is designed as a hands-on, student driven service learning program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin. We can provide you college organizations, student governments, athletic teams and Greek organizations with ideas, objectives and tools to run a successful fundraiser.
Contact: http://wisconsin.wish.org/ways-to-help/fundraising/wishmakers-on-campus

Marquette University Child Care Center:

The Marquette University Child Care Center, located in the Krueger Parent and Child Care Center, serves the children of students, staff, and faculty of the university. The curriculum focuses on creative, child-centered play and hands-on discovery learning. The center is committed toward educating the whole child – socially, physically and intellectually – to set the stage for lifelong learning.
Contact: http://www.marquette.edu/child-care-center/

Maryland Avenue Montessori School:

Maryland Avenue School is a K-8 school located in the heart of Milwaukee’s historic and culturally diverse East Side. Maryland Avenue School has been a part of the neighborhood for over 110 years. Recent modernization of the building has incorporated a Supportive Staff Center, and a Parent Center.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/maryland/

Medical College of Wisconsin:

To be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Contact: https://mcw.edu/

Messmer High School:                                                                                            

Messmer Catholic Schools dedicate themselves to serving a diverse, urban population and providing their students with an education that represents the schools’ Catholic heritage. Messmer Catholic Schools prepare their graduates to excel in college, to succeed in the work force, and to become productive citizens.
Contact: http://www.messmerschools.org/page.cfm

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center:

To provide animal regulation and care services which protect the health, public safety and welfare of people and animals in Milwaukee County.
Contact: http://www.madacc.org/

Milwaukee Art Museum:

The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
Contact: http://www.mam.org/

Milwaukee Bike Collective:

The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides a publicly accessible bicycle resource center for the city of Milwaukee. It is a place where bike construction and repair can happen in a creative and supportive environment and at an affordable cost.
Contact: http://bikecollective.bike/

Milwaukee Catholic Home:                                                                                    

Milwaukee Catholic Home is a continuing care retirement community that provides older adults with an array of residential, healthcare, and spiritual services, respecting dignity, independence and individuality.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeecatholichome.org

Milwaukee Center For Independence:

The Milwaukee Center For Independence’s mission is to assist individuals and families with special needs to better live and work in the community. They believe that all people living with disabilities and other barriers to success can reach their highest levels of independence.
Contact: http://www.mcfi.net/MCFI.htm

Milwaukee Christian Center:

The Milwaukee Christian Center believes all people deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. We exist to move people beyond the challenges of poverty through life-affirming programs and supportive services.
Contact: http://www.mccwi.org/

Milwaukee County Historical Society:

The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of Milwaukee County’s heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Milwaukee County today.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeehistory.net/

Milwaukee County Parks:

Milwaukee County Department Parks, Recreation and Culture, an operating unit of Milwaukee County Government, provides quality of life experiences to Milwaukee County residents. This is accomplished through environmental and community stewardship and through the operation and maintenance of parks and facilities by a reliable, diverse and well-trained workforce/management team. Efficient, effective, and affordable recreational opportunities are provided by the department, often in collaboration with the community and designed to meet the diverse needs of its residents.
Contact: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center:

The mission of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is to further develop our vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the greater Milwaukee area, thus improving the quality of life for all of us. The mission is supported by the Center’s leadership in community building, health promotion, advocacy, and communications.
Contact: http://www.mkelgbt.org/

Milwaukee Public Library:

The Milwaukee Public Library is a member of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
Contact: http://www.mpl.org/

Milwaukee Public Museum:

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) was among some half dozen major American museums of natural and human history established during the last half of the 19th century. Its special distinction is that it began and remains a people’s museum, instituted without wealthy benefactors, and has always been much larger and broader in scholarly scope than would be expected relative to the size of the population it serves.
Contact: http://www.mpm.edu/

Milwaukee Recreation Department:

Our mission is to enrich the lives of Milwaukee’s youth, adults, and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeerecreation.net/about-us/

Milwaukee Rescue Mission:

In response to the command of Jesus, we compassionately serve to help make whole the hungry, homeless and poor in body, mind and spirit for the glory of God. “…to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter…Isaiah 58:7.”
Contact: https://www.milmission.org/

Milwaukee Riverkeeper:

Our mission is to protect, improve and advocate for water quality, riparian wildlife habitat, and sound land management in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds.
Contact: https://www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/

Milwaukee School of Languages:

The Milwaukee School of Languages is a member of the Milwaukee Public School system.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/msl/

Milwaukee Women’s Center:

To provide holistic care to empower women and families who are experiencing abuse to live safe, independent and healthy lives.
Contact: http://www.mwcinc.org/

Milwaukee Zen Center:

MZC provides a place for meditation, study and reflection, leading to inner awakening and mindful, compassionate action through traditional Soto Zen Practice.
Contact: http://mkzen.org/

Mitchell Park Domes:

The Mitchell Park Conservatory, known affectionately to generations of Milwaukee and Wisconsin residents as, “Mitchell Park Domes,” is a world class horticultural adventure right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeedomes.org/

Neighborhood House:

The mission of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee is to build a strong community by strengthening individuals, families, and the neighborhood.
Contact: http://www.nh-milw.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=5&Itemid=68

Neu-Life Community Development:

Our vision is to empower children and youth by equipping them with the necessary information, strategies and support systems to have better self-images, develop better life management skills and to cope with their environments by refraining from crime, drugs and other deviant behavior.
Contact: http://www.neu-life.org

Next Door Foundation:

The Next Door Foundation supports the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
Contact: https://www.nextdoormke.org/

Northshore Academy of the Arts:

North Shore Academy of the Arts, Inc. (NSAA) is a not-for-profit company dedicated to offering high caliber opportunities in the performing, visual, and literary arts to all ages. It is designed to encourage, inspire and promote creativity while fostering a cultural appreciation of the arts in our communities. NSAA promotes a sense of self worth, responsibility, and strength of character while providing individuals and families the means to recognize and develop talents, interests, assets, and aspirations. Beyond the arts, NSAA strives to build healthy communities through the development of positive values and a commitment that will be evident across all cultural and socio-economic groups.
Contact: http://northshoreacademyofthearts.com/about-nsaa/#

Our Next Generation:

Our Next Generation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based organization that provides academic support and enrichment programs for students, kindergarten through high school, in central Milwaukee. Our programs are designed to address a holistic view of the needs of our community’s children and young adults.
Contact: http://ongkids.org

Ovation Communities: 

Each community is dedicated to the specific needs of our residents and serves as a gathering place for agile seniors seeking engagement, companionship, and, most importantly, purpose.
Contact: https://ovation.org/


For 40 years, Pathfinders has helped those we serve to take charge of their lives, connect to others, and contribute to the community. Our programs are designed to protect youth, strengthen individuals and families, and improve the emotional and mental health of our neighbors struggling with difficult challenges. In partnership with generous individual supporters, foundations, businesses, faith communities, and government more than 7,800 people each year are able to find safety, hope and healing.
Contact: http://pathfindersmke.org/

Penfield Children’s Center:

Penfield Children’s Center is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to help infants and young children with and without disabilities to reach their full potential through education, therapy services and family programs.
Contact: http://www.penfieldchildren.org/

Planned Parenthood:

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.
Contact: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Project STAY High School:

Project STAY is an alternative school offering a nurturing and challenging education to 250 high school students, ages 16-21, who are at risk of dropping out. Students apply for Project STAY and are accepted based upon the definition of at-risk under Wisconsin state law. To be enrolled, students must appreciate what the program offers, follow school rules, maintain a 90% attendance and complete the at-risk requirement.
Contact: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/stay/

Repairers of the Breach:

Repairers of the Breach is Greater Milwaukee’s grassroots homeless outreach, provider of the area’s only daytime shelter and resource center for homeless people.
Contact: http://www.repairers.org

Retzer Nature Center:

At Waukesha County’s Retzer Nature Center “education is the key.” Retzer is dedicated to providing hands-on outdoor / environmental educational opportunities for school groups, families and adults through public and private programs. Retzer Nature Center strives to create awareness and appreciation of the environment in all patrons and visitors.
Contact: http://friendsofretzer.org/#

Riverbend Nature Center:

Our mission is to help people of all ages learn to live more harmoniously and joyously with the natural world.
Contact: http://riverbendnaturecenterracine.org/

Riveredge Nature Center:

The mission of Riveredge Nature Center is to inspire, inform and enable responsible environmental decision-making
Contact: http://riveredgenaturecenter.org/

River Revitalization Foundation:

The mission of the River Revitalization Foundation is to establish a parkway for public access, walkways, recreation and education, bordering the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; to use the rivers to revitalize surrounding neighborhoods; and to improve water quality.
Contact: https://riverrevitalizationfoundation.org/

Riverwest Co-op:

The Riverwest Co-­op and the Co-op Café are dedicated to providing the community with nutritious, wholesome food and are proud to feature organic and local ingredients.
Contact: http://www.riverwestcoop.org/

Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts:

The unique educational program of Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts provides students with opportunities to develop their fullest potential personally, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially through a curriculum based on the creative arts. The purpose of this program is to develop each child’s creativity in all subject areas with particular emphasis on critical thinking, individual creative expression, and group responsibility.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/roosevelt/

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center:

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center connects people with nature and inspires them to become responsible stewards of the natural world.
Contact: http://www.schlitzauduboncenter.com/

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center:

For 52 years, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center has been a stabilizing presence of Milwaukee’s northwest side. Silver Spring Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit social service agency whose mission is to build a safer, stronger neighborhood and community.
Contact: http://www.ssnc-milw.org/

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center:

To improve the health and well-being of Milwaukee and surrounding communities, by providing quality, patient-centered, family-based health care, health education and social services, free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers.
Contact: http://www.sschc.org/

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care:

The mission of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is to provide community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults and to serve as a resource and support for caregivers.
Contact: http://www.stanncenter.org/

St. Francis Children’s Center:

Serving infants through Kindergarten (K4 and K5) in our Early Education and Child Care programs. At St. Francis Children’s Center, we believe that all children can learn if we can learn how to teach them.
Contact: http://www.sfcckids.org/

St. Vincent de Paul:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay persons which seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity, and by person- to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are suffering, by loving and serving their neighbor. Vincentian helping can include any person-to-person assistance that promotes human dignity and integrity. The Society is concerned not only with relieving need but also with addressing the situations that cause it.
Contact: http://www.svdpmilw.org/

Summit Educational Association:

Summit was established in 1990 to provide One-On-One tutoring and mentoring program for Milwaukee’s inner city children. Through tutoring, recreation, personal friendship, and a virtue based character program, Summit fosters relationships between dedicated mentors, parents, and their children in order to encourage intellectual, cultural, and moral growth. We are inspired by the social teachings of the Catholic Church which places primary importance on the dignity of each human being.
Contact: http://www.summitea.org/

The Gathering:

Our mission is to provide meals and associated services to those who would otherwise go hungry.
Contact: http://www.thegatheringwis.org/

Trowbridge Street School of Great Lakes Studies:

At Trowbridge, we are proud of our safe, comfortable environment, where students are encouraged to be self-confident, independent decision makers.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/trowbridge/

TRUE Skool:

TRUE Skool’s mission is to provide arts education and community service opportunities for youth to create positive sustainable change in their lives and in the community.
Contact: http://www.trueskool.org/


UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.
Contact: http://www.umos.org/

United Community Center:

Our mission is to provide programs to Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services. The UCC assists individuals to achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development and by promoting high academic standards in all of its educational programs.
Contact: http://www.unitedcc.org/index.htm

Urban Ecology Center:

The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Contact: http://www.urbanecologycenter.org/

Urban Underground:

Urban Underground is advancing a new generation of young leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities. We advance our mission through effective and age appropriate programs, strategic partnerships, and youth-led social change projects in the areas of health, education, and restorative justice. Our programs establish key pipelines for youth leadership, help groups broaden their definitions of diversity and inclusion, and create educational models relevant to today’s youth.
Contact: https://www.urbanunderground.org/

US Grant Elementary:

The staff and parents at Grant School hold high expectations for individual student achievement. Our student centered curriculum focuses on educating the whole child with emphasis on learning by integrating technology in the areas of reading, language arts, science, social studies and mathematics. We provide experiences for children that motivate them to become better prepared to meet the demands of the 21st Century. These experiences develop the child intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically so they are able to make meaningful decisions in our society.
Contact: http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/grant/page1.htm


Through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, all Wisconsin people can access university resources and engage in lifelong learning, wherever they live and work. Fundamental to this mission are UW-Extension’s partnerships with the 26 UW campuses, the county and tribal governments, and other public and private organizations. Fulfilling the promise of the Wisconsin Idea, UW-Extension extends the boundaries of the university to the boundaries of the state and helps the university establish mutually beneficial connections with all its stakeholders.
Contact: http://www.uwex.edu/

UWM Children’s Learning Center:

The UWM Children’s Center serves the University with distinction through the provision of high-quality education programs for children and families, UWM students and the professional child development community.
Contact: http://uwm.edu/children/

UWM Women’s Resource Center:

The WRC enhances awareness and understanding at UWM of the diversity of women’s lives and experiences, and the role gender plays in everyone’s life. We promote and support the health and well-being of women juggling school with other responsibilities, and help students to address their problems, recognize their individual and collective power, and achieve their full educational, career and personal potential at UWM and beyond. And, we build partnerships and advocate for change to create a campus climate that enhances the quality of life for all members of the University community.
Contact: https://uwm.edu/womensresourcecenter/

Victory Garden Initiative:                                                                                   

We are fighting for food security and the health of our ecosystems. We are fighting for resilient communities that support one another and for strong local economies. Through gardening we are seeking a connection to the cycle of life, and for good, tasty food…from garden to plate.
Contact: http://victorygardeninitiative.org

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum:

Villa Terrace Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, the Renaissance Garden, and changing exhibitions.
Contact: http://www.villaterracemuseum.org/index.html

Vision Forward:
Combining over 130 years of expertise, Vision Forward is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier resource for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
Contact: http://www.vision-forward.org/

Vivent Health:
OUR MISSION: To be a relentless champion for people affected by HIV and do all we can to help them thrive, because we believe every person has value and should be treated with respect.
Contact: https://viventhealth.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts:
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts supports visual and performing arts and learning in a multicultural environment. The center fosters creativity in children through innovative education and encourages audience development and artistic talent with a diverse blend of programming.
Contact: http://wpca-milwaukee.org/

Washington County Humane Society:
The mission of The Washington County Humane Society is to protect animals from suffering and cruelty, to provide care for animals afflicted by neglect and abandonment, and to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption and compassion.
Contact: http://www.wchspets.org/

Wehr Nature Center:
Rustling leaves, shimmering seas of grass, a cool rush of water over rock, birds and waterfowl calling, a rainbow of wildflowers, a scamper of animal feet… all of these natural treasures and many more await you at the Wehr Nature Center.
Contact: http://www.friendsofwehr.org/

Wisconsin Humane Society:
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.
Contact: http://www.wihumane.org/

An inclusive organization with a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Offering programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, its impact can be seen when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.
Contact: http://ymcamke.org/

Zeidler Center for Public Discussion:
Offers professional facilitation, team building, strategic planning and community engagement services, working with organizations, neighborhoods, businesses and faith communities across a range of issues. Believes that positive and sustainable community action aimed at repairing relationships must start with trust building and humanizing.
Contact: https://www.zeidlercenter.org/