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By Hope House Milwaukee on 4/29/2015 1:46 PM


Are you curious what it's like to live and work at Hope House? Here's what a typical day looks like at our many programs throughout Milwaukee.

 

By Hope House Milwaukee on 6/6/2014 2:42 PM

Participants in our Shining Stars Youth and Pathways to Progress programs are moving forward!

As spring gives way to summer, we begin to see caps, gowns and graduation celebrations - Hope House has been no exception! Here we are celebrating the hard work, perseverance and dedication of our Pathways to Progress GED students and two of the students in our Shining Stars Youth program. 
By Hope House Milwaukee on 7/1/2013 3:23 PM

One of the best ways to improve an individual’s economic future is through education. Additionally, managing one’s own economic security requires financial literacy and an ability to plan, budget and maintain employment. In a tight job market, relevant job-specific skills are important, but it is critical to be well-rounded, thoughtful and creative when responding to the kinds of complex problems that exist. But learning and integrating these skill sets requires modeling from an early age: knowing how to approach and dissect complex problems, communicating ideas effectively, working in a team and thinking abstractly to solve problems are all skills that take time to develop. Hope House’s Shining Stars program is one avenue that provides a means to develop these skills, as well as helping to hone the academic knowledge and diversity of experience for participants.

The Shining Stars love their bikes!

By Hope House Milwaukee on 6/1/2010 12:00 AM
Just two months ago, Hope House began hosting “Teen Night” and implementing a new portion of our Shining Stars program, designed especially for youth aged 13-17. They have made us very proud with their accomplishments so far! In Hope House’s new teen program, youth become community organizers, inspiring activism in our neighborhood that lasts. The first project for our teens was planning a Planting Party and Basura Bash. Over 50 of our neighbors, youth, families, and pairs from Big Brothers, Big Sisters attended this event! More than 150 plants were planted in our community garden, which will be partially donated to the United Southside Food Pantry (USSFP) at the end of the summer.  Teens learned the intricacies of event planning by brainstorming, organizing, advertising, and acting. Youth explored the concept of community gardening by determining how to share the harvest, ultimately deciding on sharing it with their families and the neighborhood by donating some of the produce to the USSFP. They also filmed a commercial to...

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