In the community we serve, statistics tell us that without intervention less than 40% of children will graduate from high school
Homework Club students hard at work with their Mentors
What that means for our children's future: Our Community
- The 2000 U.S. Census reports that 55% of those without a high school diploma reported no earnings at all.
- The median income for those who worked was $18,734s. $27,915 for individuals with a high school degree.
- The rate of poverty for high school dropouts is three times higher than that for high school graduates.
- Children from low-income families are more than twice as likely to drop out of high school as those from middle-income families.
Specifically in the community we serve: Central City Milwaukee
- The unemployment rate is 27%
- The per capita income is the lowest in Milwaukee County
- Roughly 75% of children live in households with annual income below $18,000
- Only roughly 30% of the homes are owner occupied
- The student mobility rate is 50%
- The service area population is approximately 75% African American and 15% Asian
Specifically in the city of Milwaukee: Our Backyard
- Milwaukee has the 2nd highest rate of birth to teens in our country
- Milwaukee has the 4th highest rate of children living in poverty at 41%
- In Milwaukee 42% of people that are homeless are families with children
- Milwaukee has the highest infant mortality rate in the nation
- Milwaukee has the highest black male jobless rate in the USA
- Milwaukee has more extremely impoverished neighborhoods than Los Angeles, New York City, Detroit or Washington DC
- Milwaukee is one of the top 5 drug-infested cities in America
- Homicide is the leading cause of death among 15-24 year old males
- Of the 236,408 children living in Milwaukee 2265 are victims of abuse