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***Partner Event!

Run Back To School

Join Milwaukee Recreation this summer for the 12th annual Run Back to School 5K run/1.5-mile walk!

  • Aug. 24, 2019 at 9 a.m.
  • Wick Playfield
  • Student ticket (18 and under): $5
  • Adult ticket (19 and up): $15 during pre-registration/$20 after Aug. 16

Make sure you rally your team for the MPS Run Back to School and apply for a grant for your school! School communities with at least 25 registered participants are eligible for a $500 grant to support a sport or wellness need in their school! The school with the most registered participants is eligible for a $1,000 grant to support a sport or wellness need in their school! Nominate a team captain for your school and start your team today!


How to register a team: Go through the normal registration process using the above link, and when asked the question, “If participating with a school team, please list the school”, enter your school name. Participants may also register in-person at MPS Central Office or at the OASIS building from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

***Partner Event!

No Empty Backpacks

88Nine Radio Milwaukee has teamed up with Milwaukee Business Journal for the fourth annual No Empty Backpacks School Supplies Drive to benefit Milwaukee Public Schools students.

From July 22-Aug. 25, donation bins will be at Radio Milwaukee in Walker’s Point, Milwaukee Business JournalNeroli Salon & SpasColectivo Coffee Cafes, select BelAir Cantina locations, select Educators Credit Union locations and more throughout the community. Together we can help families get off to a great start this school year. Your donations will help students at the following Milwaukee Public Schools:

  • Rogers Street Academy
  • Greenfield Bilingual School
  • Roosevelt Middle School
  • Rufus King Middle School
  • Bryant Elementary
  • Gilbert Stuart Elementary School
  • Story Elementary
  • Neeskara Elementary

For a full list of donation bin locations, to access the online Wish List, or for more information about the drive, please click below.

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Save the Date - October 2, 2019

3rd Annual Alumni Awards Dinner

Milwaukee Public Schools alumni are a key part of our community’s success, and each year the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation brings together alumni, friends, and supporters to recognize and honor their achievements.


Join us for our 3rd Annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Discovery World. Click below for information about tickets, tables, and sponsorships.

December 2019

MPS Foundation Annual Meeting

more details coming soon

June 2020

Celebration of Scholars

The Celebration of Scholars brings together scholarship donors, family, friends, community members, and other supporters to celebrate the accomplishments of each year's class of MPS Foundation Scholarship Recipients.  

more details coming soon

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