Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center A center for the people, with services from infants to seniors Through culturally relevant and quality programs, the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center assists more than 8,000 individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.
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Today's Hero of the Week is a story about retired firefighter, Lieutenant Dave, and how he ended up connected to the Sil...
04/30/2021

Today's Hero of the Week is a story about retired firefighter, Lieutenant Dave, and how he ended up connected to the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

Lt. Dave was a firefighter and paramedic in Madison for almost 35 years, the city he was born and raised in.

Dave's connection to Milwaukee for decades was basically occasional Brewers games and a concert here or there. Upon retiring, a new grandfather, he started spending more time in Milwaukee, slowly becoming more and more connected to a city that he was largely unfamiliar with before despite being a longtime neighbor.

In 2019, Lt. Dave was introduced to the SSNC and was impressed with the scale and variety of our services.

Passionate specifically about youth literacy and early childhood education, he says the SSNC gave him a place to "help with causes he cares about". Since then, Dave has devoted $25 a month to us, adding "It's like a Netflix subscription but it helps kids learn to read!".

We love that attitude!

Here at the SSNC it takes a wide spectrum of support for us to be successful. We are fortunate to have a growing amount of community supporters who throw in a little here or there.

These contributions add up

We understand it’s easy to think "what does $15 or $25 or $50 actually do?"

Well, we wanted to give a few
examples...

Did you know...
$15 pays for the weekly art supplies our youngest use in the childcare center?

or that $25 covers a week's worth of nutritious food for an individual facing food insecurity?

or that $50 covers the certification test for someone in our Opportunity Youth pursuing a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

When people ask us "What can I do to help?", our answer is always "Every little bit counts".

Whether it's $3 a month from someone who cares about our community gardens fighting food insecurity or $20 from someone who wants to help cover GED testing fees, these contributions add up and directly translate to impact right here your local Milwaukee community center.

If you are interested in becoming a consistent contributor like Lt. Dave, please check out our new donation page! (https://ssnc-milw.networkforgood.com/)

Consistent contributors like Lt. Dave's do wonders in creating the financial stability that allows us to spend our focus on the programmatic needs of our community.

Lt. Dave fulfilled a career of civic duty in Madison for decades. We're so delighted that Milwaukee has become a second home to him and are honored to have such compassionate supporters. He's an amazing father, grandfather, husband, and simply a kind & thoughtful individual who we are proud to have part of our community.

That's why... Lt. Dave, and all of our consistent contributors, are our...

HERO(es) OF THE WEEK!!!

Today's Hero is a dynamic duo!Today we want to thank the Department of Health Services and our partners at United Neighb...
04/23/2021

Today's Hero is a dynamic duo!

Today we want to thank the Department of Health Services and our partners at United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee for assisting us with helping this Community of Success back to non-pandemic normalcy...

Through a generous grant from the DHS, they are helping us disseminate information on COVID19 education and awareness information via podcasts, social media and available resources.

If you're unfamiliar with UNCOM, The United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee is a consortium of eight neighborhood agencies whose common mission is to strengthen Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, the SSNC being one of the eight.

Working with neighborhood organizations to provide services and create opportunities that empower individuals and build strong interdependent communities, UNCOMs partnerships are what make it so unique.

We are thankful to work with such wonderful organizations to help get our community any and all information they may need.

Our Youth Social Development Program has a growing media program and this will help continue to assist the youths of our community resources to having their own voice.

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful partner in UNCOM and the assistance of the DHS. We salute everything they are doing for the Greater Milwaukee community.

That's why they are our...

HERO(es) OF THE WEEK!

On March 23, 2021, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved the Administration’s recommendation to return to in-...
04/16/2021

On March 23, 2021, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved the Administration’s recommendation to return to in-person learning.

Today's heroes are the students, teachers, and staff who, after a long and difficult year, are beginning to start the process towards normalcy

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and Browning Elementary are partners, neighbors, and friends.

There is a lot of overlap in our goals and many of our program participants are the wonderful and talented Browning students!

That's why it has been so difficult this past year to see the obstacles being thrown in their direction. Browning, and many MPS schools, did a wonderful job of adapting to the challenges of a pandemic but simply put, virtual learning has its limitations

Under the incredible leadership of Principal and former Hero of the Week, Raymond Unanka, Browning weathered the stormy seas as best they could. Providing take home materials, virtual learning sessions, consistent communication, and every resource available were used to make sure the students were still getting properly educated.

With the students returning, we know his leadership will be critical in getting everyone back to normal.

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful partner in Browning Elementary as well as the opportunity to help teach some of their kids.

To the teachers, to the students, and to the staff who will be refilling our schools this week and beyond, we salute you for helping us collectively start the process of returning to normal. There is still so much uncertainty out there these days, it's not necessarily easy yet to do what is supposed to be "normal". And that's why... all of them are our...

HERO(es) OF THE WEEK!

March Madness may be over but today's heroes are just getting started!Today we want to tell you about the Silver Spring ...
04/09/2021

March Madness may be over but today's heroes are just getting started!

Today we want to tell you about the Silver Spring All-Stars!

In partnership with the Sam Waisbren Memorial Basketball Program, the Silver Spring All-stars are our neighborhood ballers!

They took to the court last week in a tournament in Waukegan, Illinois and won!

Heroes and champions, not a bad combo!

The All-Stars are champions on and off the court because the Sam Waisbren Memorial Basketball Program combines learning with basketball.

Programs like Layups & Literacy moves beyond basketball with a strong emphasis on education.
A former Hero of the Week you may recognize, Tony Williams, is one of the coaches and mentors of these kids. He wanted to make sure people aware they're always looking for 3rd and 4th graders in the area who could use academic enrichment opportunities and wants to learn basketball fundamentals.

These kids are champions on and off the court and we're so excited to see how the rest of their season progresses. Our brackets may have busted but there's no busts in this squad! That's why they are our...

HERO(es) OF THE WEEK!

Some United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee pals of ours are throwing a Youth Summit on April 10th! Awesome speakers, ...
04/07/2021

Some United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee pals of ours are throwing a Youth Summit on April 10th! Awesome speakers, entertainment, fun, and most importantly free! Each attendee gets a limited edition youth summit hoodie!

Space is limited, register today at:

tinyurl.com/9sxbsvpb

#takecareofyourself

(shoutout to Neu-Life Community Development, Milwaukee Christian Center, and some of our favorite partners, Safe & Sound, Inc.)

Some United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee pals of ours are throwing a Youth Summit on April 10th! Awesome speakers, entertainment, fun, and most importantly free! Each attendee gets a limited edition youth summit hoodie!

Space is limited, register today at:

tinyurl.com/9sxbsvpb

#takecareofyourself

(shoutout to Neu-Life Community Development, Milwaukee Christian Center, and some of our favorite partners, Safe & Sound, Inc.)

Our Hero of the Week is meant to highlight people, organizations, or events that have a positive community impact. While...
04/02/2021

Our Hero of the Week is meant to highlight people, organizations, or events that have a positive community impact. While this week's message is no different, it does offer a behind-the-scenes perspective.

The COVID-19 pandemic and issues of racial, social, gender and economic inequalities have forced our community leaders to make many difficult decisions over the past year and a half. They were confronted with having to make the best decisions for both the community and their employees.

SSNC’s Board of Directors and Executive Director were not exempt from those decisions.

Understanding the importance of SSNC’s work and the community's needs, one of the first decisions our leadership team made was to commit to keeping our food pantry open and re-open our doors to programming as soon as possible.

We are happy to report that our programming continued (although some at reduced capacity) since the stay-at-home order was lifted last May. Additionally, the Board committed to supporting staff by not cutting hours, salaries, or positions and was successful on all fronts.

Most recently, SSNC’s Board of Directors and Executive Director undertook the task of reviewing the minimum wage pay of staff. On a national level, a minimum wage bill has been struck down several times. Our Board understands that income inequality is one of the biggest contributors to social inequity.

Believing that change needs to happen on a local level, SSNC’s Board and Executive Director decided to raise our minimum wage here at the center to $15 an hour, effective immediately.

We are fortunate to work with a Board and Executive Director who believes our employees deserve to earn a livable wage.

The SSNC staff is so thankful to have supportive leaders focused on improving the lives of the community SSNC serves and are also committed to investing in our staff who carry out our mission every day. That’s why... our very own SSNC Board of Directors and Executive Director are our...

HERO(es) OF THE WEEK!

04/01/2021
Mobile Market - Hunger Task Force

On Monday, April 5th, from 2:00-3:30, the Piggly Wiggly Mobile Market will be at the corner of 60th St. and Silver Spring Dr.

All details can be found on the Hunger Task Force, Inc. website!

https://www.hungertaskforce.org/what-we-do/mobile-market/

Mobile Market What We DoFood Bank The Farm Get Help: Free Meals for Kids Emergency Response Plan: COVID-19 Get Help Now: COVID-19 Advocacy MyPlate: What Do I Donate? Hunger Task Force MyPlate Mobile Market Mission Leadership & Staff History Financials What is the Mobile Market? The Mobile Market is....

Today we are incredibly excited to introduce to a new hero to our squad, one we're sure you'll be hearing quite a bit ab...
03/26/2021

Today we are incredibly excited to introduce to a new hero to our squad, one we're sure you'll be hearing quite a bit about moving forward...

For those of you who don't already know her, today's Hero of the Week is Ashley Campbell our new Associate Director of the Youth Social Development Program (YSDP)

Milwaukee native and UW-Milwaukee alum, Ashley knew early on she wanted to help people. By 11 years old, she was writing grants for causes and her community.

She was a youth lead during her UWM tenure and went on to work at other local (wonderful) non-profits such as Neu-Life Community Development and Safe & Sound, Inc.

During the pandemic, Ashley got involved running a camp right here at the SSNC through Safe & Sound. Everything sort of fell into place and our organization was fortunate enough to gain a new leader!

Focusing on youths ages 12-18 develop social skills, our YSDP promotes healthy lifestyles, the importance of academic success, cultural enrichment, mentoring, recreation, and more.

Ashley has the talent, experience, and passion we, and the community, needs to lead this pivotal program.

When asked about her outlook on mentoring youth...

"My goal has always been to try and train youth to have twice as much experience as I got. Build them up. Prepare them to take leadership positions in the world. Innovative careers or interesting pursuits so they can achieve their dreams."

We want to thank Ashley for joining our team and bringing all of her talent to the table. We're excited where the YSDP grows under her leadership and what big things await!

That's why Ashley is our...

HERO OF THE WEEK!

Today's Hero of the Week is an incredible partner of ours and is doing some great work for our seniors!Today we want to ...
03/19/2021

Today's Hero of the Week is an incredible partner of ours and is doing some great work for our seniors!

Today we want to give a shout out to the MCW Center for Advancing Population Science Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS) department at the Medical College of Wisconsin

We try to offer what the community needs but sometimes we have limitations. It's partners like this who have the knowledge, expertise, and training to assist in ways we are unable!

That's why when they reached out offering to give free blood pressure tests to our community, we were ecstatic to accept!

Folks like Alyssa, Victor, Kira, and Dr. Dawson oversee the study and are critical to successes like this!

Re-introduced in July 2018, CAPS develops, tests and implements innovative strategies for transforming healthcare that optimizes quality, value and cost. Through innovative research, analysis, implementation and impact, CAPS is set to become a global leader in healthcare transformation.

With a focus on population science and global health, enhanced faculty and collaborator recruitment, and a desire to improve community engagement, CAPS conducts research on patient care services and related health outcomes, facilitates a supportive environment for new MCW investigators, determines the need for and recruit new faculty in targeted methodologic areas, and sponsors a health services research seminar series for the exchange of ideas.

We want to thank the CAPS department from MCW for taking the time to help improve our community's wellbeing. We are so grateful to have partners like this who focus on some of the biggest issues of our time and are fighting the good fight in helping our community's health.

That's why CAPS is our...

HERO OF THE WEEK!T

Today's Hero of the Week, Aisha Carr, is long overdue!Aisha is the Opportunity Youth Reengagement Director here at the S...
03/12/2021

Today's Hero of the Week, Aisha Carr, is long overdue!

Aisha is the Opportunity Youth Reengagement Director here at the SSNC but that's just the tip of the iceberg of what she does for our community!

If you're unfamiliar, our Opportunity Youth program exists to help 16-24 year old's who have found themselves disconnected from school and employment. Tragically, statistically many of these folks may end up experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy.

There is an alarming 16,349 Opportunity Youth in the City of Milwaukee according to a 2018 study.

Aisha's passion has always been to help communities and disadvantaged populations. She founded the OY program here at the SSNC a few years ago and has led the push to connect with that population to offer the services that could spark opportunities for them.

This is no easy task!

Aisha works tirelessly to provide the resources and support needed to break the cycle of poverty and assist participants becoming self-sufficient. We've highlighted a few stories in the past, you may even recognize some from her program. Shout out to all of our fantastic program participants!

We also wanted to congratulate Aisha on a recent victory!

If Aisha's name sounds familiar outside of the SSNC, it's perhaps that you saw her name in the news. Aisha recently won a primary election, running for the MPS District 4 School Board!

She says she's "running for Milwaukee School Board because I have experienced education on every level as: – a former Capitol Hill Legislative Aide; an Alumni of MPS schools; a single mother of an MPS student; a former MPS Special Education and English Teacher; and more recently, as the Opportunity Youth Re-Engagement Director."

If you'd like to hear more about her story, policy positions, or sign up for her mailer, check out her website at www.aishacarr.com

We wish Aisha the best of luck in her pursuit to make the MPS board! The election is on April 6th, here's a link for all details regarding that election (https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/FindMyPollingPlace)

We want to thank Aisha for everything she's brought to the SSNC for the last few years and what she will bring in the future! Her passion to fight the good fight, battle injustices, and help those in need, make her an all-time hero. We are so lucky to have her working here and are excited to see the wonderful change and impact she brings to our communities for years to come!

That's why Aisha is our...

HERO OF THE WEEK!

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5460 N 64th St
Milwaukee, WI
53218

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Serving the residents of Milwaukee's Northwest Side! With services from babies to seniors, we focus on education, employment, health & wellness, and youth

Opening Hours

Monday 06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00
Thursday 06:00 - 21:00
Friday 06:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(414) 463-7950

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youth programs, adult education (GED or high school equivalency), employment training, food pantry, UW-Milwaukee nursing clinic, community services

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Silver Spring Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to build a safer, stronger neighborhood and community by helping more than 8,000 individuals and families towards self-sufficiency each year. For more than half a century, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center has had a proven track record of delivering high-quality programming. Silver Spring successfully offers core programs - from prenatal care coordination to child development, to youth and teen programs to adult and senior programs - in one facility. Our Elaine Schreiber Child Development Center serves children from six weeks to 12 years using best practices in Early Childhood Education and before and after school care. Our Emergency Services offers emergency food and clothing for the 53218, 53209, and 53225 zip codes. The Adult Services program provides employment assistance through the Transform Milwaukee Jobs Program. We also offer GED Preparation, Basic Skills and English as a Second Langauge (ESL classes).

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