Welcome to Nehemiah Project Inc.


Recent Events and News

Alice Hanson-Drew, Nehemiah Project's Development Director and Janice Marcus, long-time supporter, at the close of our fall raffle.  

Congratulations to all the winners. We are grateful for all of our donors, all participants who made this event a success.

10/16/18 Our annual fall RAFFLE closed this afternoon.  Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who purchased tickets.  

A special thanks to our prize donors.

In March of 2017, Nehemiah's executive director, Marye Beth Dugan presented to the UWM Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on The Impact of Juvenile Crime in Milwaukee.

Thank you to The Women's Club of Wisconsin

The Nehemiah Project Inc. was 1 of 22 recipients of the Women's Club of Wisconsin's 2017 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.

George Ann Casper,  Nehemiah board 
president and owner of Casper Consulting, 
facilitated a program for Nehemiah staff 
on Diversity and Inclusion.

Thank you George Ann!

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.

Ribbon-cutting and Celebration Event
The official opening of our 
Lena Sommers Youth & Teen Literacy Center  happened this week (December 13, 2016).

The Lena Sommers Youth & Teen Literacy Center is a program of the 
Nehemiah Project in collaboration with Cardinal Stritch University and St. Ann Center

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!


We were honored by the Summerfest Foundation board as a recipient at their 2016 Big Gig Dress Rehearsal benefit.

Photo credit - Milwaukee Business Journal

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.

Late June

Late June

Late July

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.   

Long-time board member, Dick Larsen, was a finalist for 2016 MANDI Navigator Award.  

See an earlier article about Dick written by the Milwaukee Neighborhood New Service.  See photos of Dick with all the finalists and some of the other board members of Nehemiah Project at Milwaukee Independent.

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.

Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program. Half of each $3 Canal Street Bingo game purchased goes to the Heart of Canal Street fund. That fund totaled more than $1 million last year.  It provided funding to children’s charities in southeastern Wisconsin. The Nehemiah Project Inc. was one of 20 not-for-profit agencies whose name was drawn out of a hat from the 150 agencies who had applied.  We were thrilled at our luck and will put the monies to great use in needed capital repairs and in the programs we conduct. 

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.

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Westside location

Nehemiah House

2506 W. Vliet St.

Milwaukee, WI 53206

Stacy York, House Manager


(414) 933-8002

Fax (414) 933-9890

Eastside location

Harper House

2574 N. Cramer St.

Milwaukee, WI 53211

Rosezina Campbell

House Manager


(414) 961-7016

Fax (414) 961-0757