Third Quarter 2017

Increasing economic opportunities

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center: $25,000 for the Adult Services Pathways Program, a job readiness program that serves men and women between the ages of 18 and 64 who are either unemployed or underemployed and reside within Milwaukee’s northwest side. 

Strengthening Education

Wisconsin Reading Corps: $54,227 to add five full-time tutors who will provide one-on-one supplemental reading instruction to a minimum of 75 students reading below grade level during the 2017-2018 school year.

Milwaukee Public Library Foundation: $35,000 to hire additional bilingual early literacy educators as part of its Ready to Read program who will serve Spanish-speaking preschool classrooms and expand bilingual parent workshops for non-English speaking families.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee: $25,000 to support its SPARK early literacy program, which will serve 225 students in K5 through third grade reading below grade level during the 2017-2018 school year.

SHARP Literacy: $25,000 for its program in Waukesha, which will serve about 200 students who will help produce the book “We Love to Learn,” specifically for Waukesha County schools.

Seton Catholic Schools: $17,500 for the school’s master reading instructors to work with 300 third graders reading below grade level.

Penfield Children’s Center: $15,000 to support 114 K3 through first grade Montessori students achieve measurable growth based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. 

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