At Samuel Clemens Elementary School, we recognize the importance of working with community leaders and organizations to maximize the educational opportunities available for our students. We value the generosity of local organizations and businesses that donate their time and energy to strengthening our students’ support network, enabling our students to expand their education beyond the classroom walls. Thanks to the support of our partners, our students are developing into self-confident, independent leaders capable of bringing about positive change in the Milwaukee community.
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Bethel A.M.E. Church supports the school in many different ways. The congregation provides supplies for students, donates holiday dinners for our families and participates in school events. Reverend Billy Scott of Bethel A.M.E. Church is a member of the school Governance Council.
The Center For Resilient Cities
The Center for Resilient Cities is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that practices sustainable community development, working with neighbors to build communities that are good for people and good for the environment. The process starts by asking neighbors about the values, needs and priorities of the community. Then the Center for Resilient Cities lends its expertise and develop partnerships to address both current and future challenges within the neighborhood. The Center for Resilient Cities is honored to partner with Samuel Clemens School, its families, and community.
Service Learning Projects
The Clemens community has worked with Feeding America and Second Harvest during our annual community food drives. We are proud to have provided more than 1,500 food items during the Holiday drive of 2010. We have also partnered with Lowe’s Home Improvement in building a reading garden and in beautifying the school grounds.