It is an impressive community organization — with a broad mission — serving thousands of people every year.
Journey House, established in 1969, is a nonprofit based in the Clarke Square neighborhood. Its mission is to improve the surrounding community through education, reducing crime and strengthening families. Journey House offers a variety of programs for everyone in the family at its five learning centers located around the city.
The organization puts an emphasis on education, providing services for youth, teens, and adults. Journey House also offers tutoring and recreation programs, available to both adults and kids.
At the Longfellow Community Learning Center, one program focuses on teens, helping them prepare for success in college.
The building features a “teen room” for young people to gather, study and receive tutoring. At the center, young people can receive scholastic assistance and college prep, as well as participate in recreational programs like soccer and basketball. The program operates all year, including during summer months.
“It’s the power of education that can open doors for you and the sooner we can get our kids to understand that, the more opportunities they’ll have,” said Journey House’s Charles Brown.
The center also helps connect teens with Milwaukee’s Earn and Learn program, a city initiative that aids young people in finding entry-level jobs the public and private sectors.
A full list of programs and activities and classes offered is available at the Journey House website. To hear Nate Imig’s interview with Brown, click the player above.