How parents and partnerships are making a difference

St. Joseph Academy relies heavily on the support of our parents and our community partners to create an exceptional learning environment for our children. Thank you for all you do to make a difference!

We rely on parents for:
• Input—no one understands your child like you do. Our teachers and staff rely on you for valuable insights into your child’s behavior, preferences and learning style.
• Support—every St. Joseph family provides either 16 hours of volunteer time, supports our program with a $160 donation or assists in our ongoing fundraising efforts. We are pleased to report that we have 100% parent support!

Our community partners
Throughout our history, St. Joseph’s Academy has experienced a huge outpouring of caring and support from the Milwaukee community. Thank you for the many ways you sustain the mission of our school!

Area partners include:
Alverno College has sent their education students to participate in observation and student teaching.
Cardinal Stritch University has supported us with “day of caring” activities, monetary support and ongoing volunteering. Plus, we collaborate with their elementary education program to provide observation and teaching opportunities.
Catholic Heart Work Camp program sends teen students each year to handle painting and maintenance projects.
Goodwill Industries provides special needs individuals with job training at our facility (under the supervision of St. Joseph’s staff).
Guadalupe Head Start offers assistance for our Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
Marquette University students and staff make our health and dental programs possible.
MATC students have served as student teachers in our child development program.
Milwaukee Aces use our facility for practices
Mobile Dental Smile Wisconsin offers free exams and cleaning for our students.
SHARP Literacy ensures our students have the reading and writing skills they need.
United Way Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County supports our ECEC and we partner for their Season of Caring.
UW Extension has provided excellent programs for our parents, staff and students on environmental topics and nutrition.
UW-Milwaukee Students assist in our Early Childcare Educational Center
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare delivers medical resources for staff and children and provides a nurse.
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music provides music classes to both our Early Childcare Educational Center and School students.

For Fund Development information please contact:

Chelsea Ostrov:  costrov@cdcsj.org – 414-645-5337 ext 247.