Who We Are
Our Next Generation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based organization that provides academic support and enrichment programs for students, kindergarten through high school, in central Milwaukee.
Our programs are designed to address a holistic view of the needs of our community’s children and young adults. This means that in addition to providing focused academic support, we seek to:
Create a nurturing environment where children feel welcomed, safe, and valued.
Build a collaborative network of parents, families, teachers, volunteers and staff to support each student’s needs.
Foster meaningful and sustained one-on-one relationships between students and their volunteer mentors.
Expand students’ horizons by exposing them to a variety of enriching environments and potential future careers.
Invest students in protecting, improving, and taking pride in their neighborhood and local community.
We believe all children can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Our Next Generation (ONG) was incorporated as a non-profit in 1993 with a mission to serve the children of our neighborhoods with programs focused on improving educational outcomes and life skills. Located in one of Milwaukee’s
poorest neighborhoods, our organization provides after-school and summer academic enrichment and personal development programs for more than
1,000 youth and their families
To provide the youth and communities in the City of Milwaukee with the support, tools, and educational skills necessary to achieve a strong, diverse and equitable society.
What We Do
Inaugural program of ONG Kids features students and volunteers working towards shared literacy attainment goals & commitment to homework
This award wining program is designed to expand ONG Students horizons and experiences by working with corporate & community partners
High School Connections
ONG High School Program designed to provide teenagers with a structured curriculum as well as a safe, supervised environment for both social activities and opportunities for workforce training and soft skill development.
Learning Through the Arts
In this immersive program, ONG Arts Specialists incorporate learning through art in our academic programming, & develops hands-on creative workshops for students to explore and learn through the arts
During the summer, Our Next Generation provides students with a safe and engaging learning environment for students. Our summer program provides a balance of focused academics and enrichment activities
" I was inspired to do this painting with everything going on in the world. I wanted to be a light , a beacon, that takes what I've learned in the past to make things better in the future"