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Northcott Neighborhood House

Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc. is a multi-purpose community center originated by the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the General Board of Global Ministries in 1961. 

Missions and Goals:

The agency mission is to support family stability, provide educational and recreational programs for youth, lessen neighborhood tensions, combat community deterioration, and provide various social services for the residents of Harambee (downtown Milwaukee neighborhood) and surrounding neighborhoods. In these capacities, Northcott Neighborhood House serves approximately 10,000 community residents annually. The agency goals are:

  • To empower families to meet their survival needs and to provide good parenting to their children
  • To provide a safe place for youth after school,
    Saturdays, and in the summer with recreational and skill-building activities
  • To provide the neighborhood with space, activities, and the opportunity to engage in community
    building and crime prevention activities

Programs and Activities:

Youth Programs: After school and summer programs for teens and pre-teens that serve approximately 3,000 youth annually.

Three Head Start Centers : Currently we serve 295
children and their families at three locations.

Fresh Start/Milwaukee Builds: These programs provide job training for young adults in the construction trade, educational enhancement, and actual construction experience.

Neighborhood Development: In addition to our major home building efforts, Northcott has a long history of work with neighborhood organizations in many joint projects and collaborations.

Emergency Services/Health: These services include a food pantry, a commodities program, a clothing bank, and information/referral services.

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