With their vision Milwaukee Achiever was founded
Building on Strong Roots from Yesterday to Become a Regional Leader Today
The first center opened in February of 1983 at 931 West Madison Street. Many of the first and long-time tutors were loyal sisters from each of the founding orders. Fourteen adult learners and their volunteer tutors attended the first session.
Today, Milwaukee Achiever serves over 800 learners annually, with an increasing number of individuals flocking to our centers each year. Two learning centers that comprise our community programming are located at 1501 South Layton Boulevard (on Milwaukee's south side) and 5566 North 69th Street (on the northwest side). To meet an increasing demand for workforce literacy, Milwaukee Achiever has also opened a number of satellite learning labs in the city. At these various locations, Milwaukee Achiever provides adult learners with one-on-one and small group, instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English Language Learning (ELL), General Educational Development (GED), PI 5.09 HSED, citizenship, computer, and workforce development skills. Our mission is possible because of the dedicated efforts of over 265 highly skilled volunteer tutors who motivate their learners to attain learning and career goals.
From its humble beginnings through the present day, Milwaukee Achiever has helped over 24,000 highly motivated adult learners and is currently serving approximately 800 learners per year from 65 countries including the United States.
Agency Fact Sheet
Milwaukee Achiever Program Founded
First learning center opened at 931 West Madison Street
In under ten years, Milwaukee Achiever Program more than tripled the number of learners served
JobLink program introduced. JobLink serves area businesses by providing literacy services at their locations
Milwaukee Achiever's award-winning flagship bridge-to-college program, Mount Mary College in Community, was founded. In 2010, the MMCIC program won ProLiteracy's National Program Innovation Award
Milwaukee Achiever partners with one of the area's leading W2 agencies, MAXIMUS, to provide educational services at Workforce Development Job Centers
First year of publication of the Slices of Life compilation featuring learners' writings and poems
Milwaukee Achiever celebrated twenty years in the community and formally changed its name to Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services
First Annual GED Graduation and Achievement Awards Ceremony held at Mount Mary College
25 year anniversary celebration marked by a Gala Film event
In May, Milwaukee Achiever receives accreditation with ProLiteracy, the nation's only accreditor of adult literacy providers
Milwaukee Achiever's former Executive Director, Peg Palmer, receives Wisconsin Literacy's 2010 Literacy Advocate of the Year Award
Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services, Inc. Board of Directors appoints Tracy Loken Weber as President & Executive Director for the organization
Milwaukee Achiever’s Executive Director, Tracy Loken Weber is recognized by the Business Journal in the Forty Under 40 Awardee
Milwaukee Achiever launches the Alphabet Project
Milwaukee Achiever celebrates 30th Anniversary
Milwaukee Achiever receives $100,000 from the Helen Bader Foundation to help launch the Warehouse Worker Training and Certificate Program
Milwaukee Achiever celebrates over 600 GED Graduates landmark