Welcome to Nehemiah Project, Inc.

At the Nehemiah Project, children and families come first!

The Nehemiah Project was organized in 1996 as a youth-focused not-for-profit organization.  In 2002, the organization acquired two group homes for youth, ages 13-18: Harper House, located on Milwaukee's East side, has been serving as a group home since 1991 and TransCenter, located on Milwaukee's West side, has been serving as a group home since 1978.  Additionally, the Nehemiah Project operates programs that encourage interracial dialogue, forgiveness, youth leadership development, and parent support.

Nehemiah Project and St. Michael's Parish Garden Partnership

For the last four years, the Nehemiah Project and our neighbor, St. Michael's Parish, have partnered in establishing a garden on the southwest corner of the parish property. The youth of Nehemiah have a portion of the garden while the

remainder is tended to by a number of highly skilled Hmong families from the parish.


Our young men have been very fortunate to learn gardening skills from our neighbors and reaping the benefits of fresh vegetables. The vegetables are used in our residential facilities and are also sent home to the families of our residents.

This year, our collaboration resulted in a joint proposal to the City of Milwaukee's Urban Garden Program. As a result, and award was granted allowing our residents to build a garden planter bench. It is a wonderful asset to the garden, providing a lovely spot to rest and contemplate. It was also a good project for our young men, allowing them to be part of something they can enjoy and share.

Thank you to St. Michael's, especially Barb Richards, for being great neighbors and great examples to our young men.

Our Youth Clean Up For The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary

The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary will soon roll through Milwaukee so the Nehemiah Project group home youth assisted the Martin Drive Neighborhood with a clean-up project on August 24, 2013.

Martin Drive is near the Harley-Davidson plant on Juneau Ave. It's expected to be a major tourist destination during the anniversary celebration. 

 Staff members Angelique Dilworth and Cynthia Thicklen worked along-side the young men also. Mrs. Dilworth helps coordinate volunteer projects for the group home youth. Ms. Thicklen stated to Fox6 News, "Come on and visit us here in Milwaukee! We have H-D here but we have others who want to keep the city clean and beautiful. We welcome everybody to this city.” Our youth, “they are learning socialization skills, how to work together and give back by doing something meaningful!” 

Watch us on Fox6 News here: http://fox6now.com/2013/08/24/milwaukee-neighborhood-cleans-up-for-h-d-110th-anniversary/

 

Nehemiah Project Youth Volunteer at Northside YMCA

Youth and staff of the Nehemiah Project were among more than 200 volunteers that participated in a KaBOOM! build project on August 15, 2013.

 KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that partners with communities to build playgrounds recently scoured the Milwaukee area looking for a site in need of a new playground and chose the Northside YMCA at 13th and North Avenue. The group’s playgrounds are built in one day, and volunteers have to work together and work fast to complete construction on time. Our youth were able to help build this playground in just five hours. One of our youth stated, "Whenever I go by, I'll always be able to tell my friends and family that I helped build that. I felt proud!"

The design was based on drawings by children who participated in a design day in May. The playground will benefit over 1,200 community children and give them a safe place to play.

 

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