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In Milwaukee, the possibilities are endless—it is truly "the good land."

Milwaukee's strengths are in its contrasts. Here you will find a community that takes pride in its history as an international brewing and manufacturing mecca, but has also grown into an exciting and cosmopolitan 21st-century city. With nearly every neighborhood just 15 minutes or less from downtown, you can find Milwaukee residents eating on restaurant-lined Riverwalk concert at the historic Pabst Theater; watching movies on the lakefront; partaking in Wisconsin's traditional fish fry; enjoying the world-renowned Milwaukee Art Museum; spending an evening with the Florentine Opera Company or Milwaukee Ballet; rooting for one of the city's many collegiate and professional sports teams; experiencing the living landmark of the Mitchell Domes Horticultural Conservatory; kayaking along the Milwaukee River; shopping at the locally-owned boutiques in the Historic 3rd Ward, or simply strolling along one of the many urban hiking trails.

75%

Milwaukee students are in low performing seats

35K

Milwaukee students still attend perpetually failing schools

“My students faced unconscionable injustices inside and outside of school. I went to law school and focused on juvenile justice and education issues and returned to Milwaukee to fight to change some of the systems that limited my students’ opportunities.”

Amanda Merkwae

Assistant State Public Defender

Milwaukee Corps Member 2011

  • Wisconsin National and Community Service Board

    Teach For America Milwaukee is proud to be sponsored by the Wisconsin National and Community Service Board. Our Milwaukee corps members are also AmeriCorps members, connected to a national service movement and eligible to receive an education award after successfully completing each year of teaching.

  • Jon Hammes and Paul Purcell

    In the Spring of 2012, Teach For America Milwaukee formed its inaugural board of directors, led by Co-Chairs Jon Hammes and Paul Purcell. These education advocates will help shape the future of our organization in Milwaukee. 

Regional Partners

We value our partnerships with local schools, districts, universities, businesses, and other organizations. Our partners play a critical role in creating opportunities for children in our communities.