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Student Recognition Event

  • Date: 06/22/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Introduction: Join us as we celebrate the students of HACM's Education Initiative.

HACM Education Initiative
Student Recognition Event

5:00 - 5:45 Dinner Service
5:45 - 7:00 Program
Thursday, June 22, 2017
HACM Community Services
650 W. Reservoir
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Housing Authority Education Initiative to celebrate student and family achievement

Mayor Tom Barrett, speakers, families and friends will celebrate
91% high school graduation rate

MILWAUKEE – Tonight the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will host the annual Student Recognition Event of its Education Initiative, a program that works to ensure high school graduation and academic achievement among some of the city’s most disadvantaged youth living in public housing.

The HACM Education Initiative is recognized by Harvard University as a “Bright Idea in Government.” The unique program includes a housing lease addendum that requires family participation and provides support to develop household educational plans that encourage school attendance and achievement.

Since the start of the Education Initiative in 2005, 91% of high school seniors have graduated.

These statistics exceed national, state and Milwaukee high school graduation rates, indicating that youth in Milwaukee’s public housing neighborhoods have a greater chance of graduating than if they lived outside of public housing.

The program has also supported continued education among parents, some of whom will be recognized at this year’s event.

What: HACM Student Recognition Event

Where:
HACM Community Service Building
650 W. Reservoir
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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