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Jaliza Toliver, MPS student to appear on Project Pitch It

May 8, 2024

Episode airs on WISN-TV 12 in Milwaukee, Saturday, May 11 at 10:35pm We know children have more questions than class time can answer. And since every child deserves access to comprehensive and accurate tutors, Jaliza Toliver, an MPS senior at James E. Groppi High School has designed an app that offers study help at any…

2024 UNSIL World Fair Recap + Photo Gallery

May 7, 2024

2,400 students honored countries and cultures from around the world On Thursday, April 11th, 2,400 MPS students traveled to every one of the 193 United Nations member countries without leaving downtown Milwaukee, thanks to MPS’ United Nations Schools of International Learning (UNSIL) program and the MPS social studies department which administers the program with the…

30 Years of Serving Students: Rozlind Davis’ Legacy of Support and Joy

December 8, 2023

Rozlind in her classroom at Kilbourn Elementary School Rozlind Davis has been an essential presence at Kilbourn Elementary School in Milwaukee’s Westlawn Gardens Neighborhood for over 30 years. She began volunteering there as a parent of a 5-year-old student in 1990. Two years later, the school hired her and over time she became a paraprofessional,…

From a Refugee Camp to College: Asma’s Mission to Aid Refugees

November 29, 2023

Asma with her mother at MPS Foundation’s 2023 Celebration of Scholars event Overcoming adversity, a select few not only triumph over obstacles but also make it their life’s mission to aid those who have confronted similar hardships. Asma Osman, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar in Southeast Asia, is one such remarkable person. Her journey has…

2023 Impact Report: MPS Foundation

November 20, 2023

Welcome to the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation’s 2023 Impact Report and Spotlight Stories, an inspiring testament to the collective impact we have achieved over the past year. In this report, we celebrate our successes through both the quantifiable achievements highlighted in the infographic below and the deeply human narratives captured in our three spotlight stories.…

Willie Jude II Named New Executive Director of MPS Foundation

October 31, 2023

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Foundation has chosen philanthropic professional, educational leader, and MPS alum Willie Jude II as its new Executive Director. His proven track record of fueling advancement, community philanthropy, and educational equity and a passion for helping Milwaukee students succeed made him the standout choice for this new role. As Executive Director,…

2022 Impact Report

November 22, 2022

We have accomplished more than ever thanks to generous gifts received throughout the year, and we are confident that with your ongoing support, we can dare to dream even greater for our children and a better, more equitable Milwaukee. You can view our 2022 Impact Report infographic below to learn how your generosity has enabled…

Wendell Willis, Departing the MPS Foundation with hope and gratitude

August 31, 2022

MPS Foundation seeks new leader

MPS World Fair Returns!

March 24, 2022

Students prepare to celebrate cultures On April 19, 2022, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena will be filled with nearly 3,000 students from 14 of the most diverse schools in Milwaukee Public Schools. Children will celebrate countries across the globe during the MPS World Fair 2022. This event is the culmination of hard work all year long…

2021 Impact Report

November 16, 2021

Generous donations throughout this year have helped us achieve more than ever, and we know that with your continued support we can dare to dream bigger for our students and a better, more equitable Milwaukee.