Milwaukee Succeeds has announced a $5 million commitment from five funders to help sustain and promote best practices driving educational improvements in Milwaukee schools.
The four-year commitments from Bader Philanthropies, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Herb Kohl Charities, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will fund pilot strategies identified by the organization's networks and support systemic interventions that take evidence-based practices and proven strategies to scale. Milwaukee Succeeds is housed within GMF.
Milwaukee Succeeds works to ensure that all children and young people are prepared to enter school; succeed academically and graduate prepared for meaningful work and/or college; use postsecondary education or training to advance their opportunities beyond high school; and are healthy, supported socially and emotionally, and contribute responsibly to the success of the Milwaukee community.
"This is an unprecedented commitment in the world of education in this community," said Milwaukee Succeeds executive director Danae Davis. "It validates what more than four hundred volunteer leaders, coordinators, mentors, and tutors are working toward — changing our children’s future and putting them first."