Journey House

place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


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Journey House empowers families living on Milwaukee's near Southside to move out of poverty by offering Adult Education, Workforce Readiness, Youth Development, and Family Engagement Programs.

What We Do

Journey House is:
52 Years old in 2021
Place Based Focus: Clarke Square Neighborhood and Milwaukee's Near Southside
Settlement House Philosophy
Serve the ENTIRE family (birth to twilight)
Annually serves nearly 9,000 children and families
Stewards 28 Acres of Milwaukee County Park Land
Our Zip Code 53215 includes the most youth of any zip code in the State of Wisconsin
Over 285 partners

What We Do:

3 Methods to Achieve Mission:
Education, Relationships, & Exposure

Programs Include:

Adult Education:
English Language Learning
GED (English and Spanish)
On-Site Child Care

Workforce Readiness:
Transforming Healthy Reliable Inspiring Valued Employable (THRIVE) Workforce Internship Program:
LISC Financial Opportunity Center
LISC Bridges to Career Opportunities with Industry Recognized Certifications in:
Barista and Hospitality
Construction and Design Academy
Landscaping & Sports Turf Management

Youth Development
Academics (After-School, Structured Study Halls)
Arts (Visual and Performing Arts including Dance and Theater)
Athletics (Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Recreational Sports)
Youth Leadership (College Careers Program, Esquires, Girls in the House)

Family Engagement Programs
Community School Partnership with Milwaukee Public School Longfellow
Community Events and Celebrations
Health and Wellness Initiatives

Trauma Informed Care
SKY Meditation
Community Building

Affordable Housing (51 Units) with special focus on homeless youth aging out of foster care

Journey House Campus Includes:
Journey House Center
Journey House Packers Football Stadium in Milwaukee County Mitchell Park (2 acres)
Journey House Felix Mantilla Baseball Complex in Milwaukee County Baran Park (26 acres)
Campus Housing (51 Units of Affordable Housing):
Clarke Square Apartments (New Construction, 40 Units) and Renovated Neighborhood Complexes (11 Units)
Journey Cafe
Journey House Community Gardens

Who We Serve:
74% Hispanic, 18% African-American, 4% Caucasian, 3% Multi-Racial,
1% Southeast Asian, 1% American Indian


Juan L.
Adult Education Instructor
Martin W.
Athletics and Sports Facilities Director
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