Welcome to Nehemiah Project Inc.
SERVING TEENS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 47 YEARS!
Recent Events and News
Share Your Heart!
Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's signature community program. Half of each $3 or $7 Canal Street Bingo game purchased goes to the Heart of Canal Street fund, which totaled more than $1.1 million last year and provided funding to children's charities in southeastern Wisconsin. The Nehemiah Project is in the running to be a 2017 charity. Help give the gift of a promising future by playing playing now through Dec. 14. Visit paysbig,com/heart.
Alice Hanson Drew, Nehemiah's Development Director, shown at the Heart of Canal Street kick-off breakfast with David Kuta, Potawatomi Community Relations Specialist.
Thank you to The Women's Club of Wisconsin
The Nehemiah Project Inc. was 1 of 22 recipients of this year's Women's Club of Wisconsin's annual giving campaign. The funds will be used for our Literacy Center programs and assessments.
Women's Club member,
Janice Marcus was our sponsor.
Thank you Janice!
Here is our Literacy Center as it looks today.
In December, 2016, we were presented with a special opportunity for our residents and staff to experience a Harlem Globetrotters event.
Thank you do Damage Control Inc. for providing the tickets, food and luxury seating for us.
We're getting ready for the opening of our Lena Sommers Youth & Teen Literacy Center, located in St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care at their new Bucyrus campus on the north-side.
2016 Raffle & Silent Auction Results
We have just completed our fundraising raffle and auction events.
Congratulations to Emily C. who was the high bidder for the original Roberto Moya painting.
See the winners of our raffle prizes here.
Late Summer harvest at Brady Corporation gardens
Twice during the Packer’s pre-season, two donors to the Nehemiah Project gave their season tickets to our boys so they could attend a game at Lambeau Field.
Accompanied by staff, this provided an experience that is not often available to the young men that come through our doors.
As many of you know, experiencing a live Packer game is a unique experience and our boys certainly learned that – they thoroughly enjoyed it. The generosity and kindness shown by the donors gave a few young men an opportunity that provided them with a positive experience and a lasting memory. Thank You!
The Nehemiah Project Inc held its summer picnic at Madison Park on a beautiful June day.
Thank you to Ms Stephanie for making this a fun event with plenty of food and games for staff, kids and grand-kids.
In June, we had a "Thank You" lunch for the work crew that renovated the bathroom at Harper House, our eastside home.
This past spring, the Brady Corporation approached Nehemiah Project about partnering with them to develop their on-site 2016 garden. They have eight 4' x 20' raised beds.
Last year, they grew almost 1,000 pounds of produce. Our boys will be working on the garden a couple of times each week. The above photos will show our progress.
Dr. Monica Adya is teaching the Systems Analysis and Design course for Information Technology students at Marquette University. This course serves as a capstone for the upper level IT students.
We are grateful to Dr. Adya's and her students so we can utilize their IT knowledge to assess some software options and to recommend an application for our use.
Thank you to St. Mark's Quilters! They've done it again. The Quilters Club donated hand-made quilts for our residents to use and take with them when they are discharged from our care.
In February, parishioners of North Shore Congregational Church delivered dozens of grocery bags filled with non-perishables they collected for our residents. This contribution helps us manage our monthly food bills for the teenage boys we serve. THANK YOU.
The Nehemiah Project Inc. gratefully acknowledges the Siebert Lutheran Foundation for its grant to our Teen Forgiveness program.
Thank you to the students and faculty of Pius XI high school - we are extremely grateful for your generosity!
Our Condolences to Family and Friends of Doris Zimmermann.
Thank you for your generous memorial donations to the Nehemiah Project, Inc.
We are very grateful.