Children & Youth Reached Annually
Youth & Family Programs
We empower central city children, youth and their families with a new vision for their future.
Educational Advancement Visits Annually
Home Visits Annually
City on a Hill’s youth and family programs are specifically designed to provide children and youth between the ages of 6-18 with the emotional, social and academic support and life skills, resources and mentoring they need to envision and plan for a better future. This helps them make positive life choices, succeed in school, and forge a path that reduces high-risk behaviors while leading them to economic self-sufficiency and healthy adulthood. We empower central city children, youth and their families with a new vision for their future and the skills, values and support system necessary to end generational poverty in their families.
The Youth Center is a safe place for children and youth from the surrounding neighborhoods to participate in creative arts, life skills workshops, computer lab and tutoring help, risk prevention programs, leadership training and recreational activities. During the school year it is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 6:30pm, with spiritual development activities (iMPACT Youth Group and J.A.M. Kids’ Bible Club) happening on Tuesdays.
YOUTH AND FAMILY RESILIENCE
City on a Hill’s Youth and Family Resilience Program provides wellness and resilience training to youth, parents, and caregivers through evidenced-based risk prevention and life skills curriculum for youth, resilience activities, education, and consultations for adults. Parent & Caregiver Compassion Resilience Cohorts provide a safe space to share their stories, be vulnerable and learn self-care skills to maintain their physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
We address strategies that strengthen resilience factors in youth and families, including engagement in positive activities, family connection and relationships with other caring adults, training in how to maintain and strengthen personal resilience in the midst of traumatic circumstances, access to a strong neighborhood center, and access to resources in times of crisis.
ALUMNI LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Alumni Engagement & Leadership Program is available to all neighborhood young adults over the age of 18 who attended our after-school programs during K-12. The program empowers them to thrive in career, civic engagement, and life after high school. We believe those having experienced poverty and its trauma in Milwaukee are best positioned to inform solutions and lead change. City on a Hill provides recurring meet ups, equipping sessions, and connections to a wide network of partners focused on mentoring, life skills development, and leadership enhancement.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT & EVENTS
We are focused on continually deepening relationships with the families who live in the surrounding area or have children who are involved in our programs. City on a Hill hosts various sessions and events in the community where youth and parents learn healthy and healing practices collectively as a large group and separately in small groups. Our team also provides a variety of supports to parents and caregivers by conducting home visits and providing emergency resources to help families avoid or respond to traumatic events such as eviction or food insecurity.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
- Creative Arts Program
- Launching Young Leaders Program
- Life Skills Training
- Youth Employment Training
- Prevention Education
- Youth Resilience Education
- Reading Program
- Super Saturdays Children’s Program
- Youth Center Summer Safe Place
- Meal Program
FAMILY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
- Alumni Program
- Community Garden
- Compassion Resilience Parent Cohort
- Family Outreach Events
- Neighborhood Pop-up Events
- Resilience Education for Parents & Caregivers