Neighborhood House Mission

To inspire discovery in children and families of all backgrounds in our community

Neighborhood House Vision
To be the educational, civic cornerstone that strengthens families and builds connections across communities

Founded in 1945 as a safe and nurturing place for urban youth, families and seniors, Neighborhood House is a community center in the settlement house tradition serving individuals and families at all stages of life and regardless of income. Neighborhood House reaches over 4,000 people annually through wrap-around services including quality early child care, after school programs for youth and teens, adult education for refugees, and parenting support.

Neighborhood House goals align with major community initiatives aimed at helping people of all ages realize their full potential through 

  • educational preparedness
  • academic engagement and achievement
  • access to post-secondary opportunities
  • family engagement in the educational process
  • and Food Pantry

Neighborhood House is based on Milwaukee’s near west side with programs at its main site, 2819 N. Richardson Place, as well as International Learning Center at 639 N. 25th Street, Safe Place at Albert Story School at 3815 W. Kilbourn Avenue, and a 93-acre Nature Center in Dodge County.  With a traditional service area bounded by 35th Street on the west, 20th Street on the east, Cherry Street on the north, and Wisconsin Avenue on the south,  participants also come from Concordia, Avenues West, Merrill Park, Cold Spring Park and Midtown neighborhoods, and the northwest side, south side, and beyond.

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