Arriving at our 95th Anniversary of serving Milwaukee neighborhoods, allows us the opportunity to honor our history and prepare for investing in our future.
Take a tour of our historical timeline and read-on to learn more about the great things MCC has done for Milwaukee over the past 95 years.
Celebrating 95 Years of Empowering Communities, Changing Lives!
Milwaukee Christian Center is founded by an American Baptist missionary to provide outreach to newly arrived immigrants and the poor.
A preschool program is started for immigrant children to prepare them for public school.
Skills classes for people of all ages, such as sewing and ceramics, expand.
The focus of MCC shifts from traditional church-based programming to a social service center, which serves people of all faiths and backgrounds.
The first Golden Age Club in Milwaukee is created, one of the first in the nation.
Programs are introduced for youth considered “hard to reach.”
The Neighborhood Improvement Project is established to provide home repairs for low-income residents.
NIP trains young people in building and painting skills, who then assist with the repairs.
The Emergency Food Pantry is developed to help families in need. Families receive food and referrals for services to help with long-term issues.
The Hmong Elderly Independence/ Interdependence Program is initiated and grows to include more than 175 participants.
Activities include traditional meals, a community garden, sewing and English language classes.
The Youth Development Program, providing after school activities and homework assistance for children ages 6-18, moves to Kosciuszko Community Center.
For 95 years, we have adapted to meet the changing needs of the Milwaukee community. Today, we offer food for families in crisis.
Leadership and youth development programs
A senior adults program
2016 is a year of celebration as we honor 95 years of service. We look forward to our future and the ability to continue our mission of serving the people of Milwaukee.
Job training in home construction and G.E.D preparation
Milwaukee Christian Center Timeline
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