About Northcott


Northcott Neighborhood House is a multipurpose community center created by the United Methodist Church in 1961.

We provide education, employment opportunities and basic necessities to youth, families and senior citizens in the Milwaukee area. 

Our goal is to lift the spirit of the whole community through our mission: 

• To empower families to meet their survival needs and provide good parenting to their children 

• To provide a safe place for youth as well as recreational and skill-building activities—after school, on Saturdays, and in the summer 

• To provide the neighborhood with space, activities, and the opportunity to engage in community building and crime prevention.

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Accomplishments for Year 2018

Our work performed this year includes: 

  • Stock box program in the community developed to feed seniors age 60+ in partnership with the Hunger Task Force has distributed over 10,000 boxes to stamp out hunger. 

  • Youth program serving students after school and over the summer with tutoring, sports, computer lab and the arts fostering community support. 

  • Youth Builds program provided GED preparation and employment in the construction trade for youth ages 16-24. These youths worked at sites in the Harambee neighborhood earning livable wages, credentials and standardized safety methods to further their advancement in the trade industry.

  • Contract Received: Contracted with city of Milwaukee to perform landscaping clean up of scattered housing sites. 

  • Northcott Home Builds program provided training in carpentry industry skills for men ages 25-55 reentering society from prison lowering the number of them returning to prison. Participants made history working on the Fiserv Forum Stadium project in downtown Milwaukee which opened in August 2018. 

  • Food & Clothing Pantry provided clothing and emergency food to older adults and families in short supply of food to make it through. The clothing bank helped with clothing for interviewing and necessities. 

  • Special Events – our 56th Annual Juneteenth celebration. Celebration of the last enslaved African Americans receiving the word that they were free from slavery. 

  • Building needs: replacement of three new rooftop furnaces. 

  • Building needs: provided new roof on gym. 

 Future Projects: 

  • Form more partnerships with Businesses for expansion of programs. 

  • Serve more people in the community by providing transportation for those without access to transportation in reaching employment outside of the Milwaukee area. This  will be accomplished with a grant received from Department of Workforce Development to purchase vans for this need. 

  • Expanding youth GED program’ 

  • Providing lunch for 100 

  • Create more livable wage jobs through home build program. 

  • Continuing annual Juneteenth celebration.

  •  We have achieved our mission and made strides in combatting deterioration of our community. 

Our success stories are: 

  • The Griot Apartments, Garfield Avenue School and the Black Holocaust Museum are a few of the success projects our Home Build Program accomplished with the Mauer’s Development Group and J. Jeffers & Company that was unveiled this summer during Bronzeville days. This partnership hires unemployed and under employed workers of Milwaukee County that are acquired through individuals participating in the Home Build Program. 

  • Created employment for individuals reentering the workforce transitioning from prison. 

  • Youth received employment opportunities landscaping the community by participating in the Youth Builds program. 

  • Strengthened families through services offered at the community center. 

These accomplishments and partnerships will continue as redevelopment of our community evolves strengthening our neighborhoods block by block.

McArthur Weddle Executive Director