The National Conference of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) was in Milwaukee last week, April 8 drawing a large number of HBCU alumni, prospective high school students who are preparing for higher education, and representatives of Milwaukee Public Schools and faculty members from a number of Black colleges and Universities. Below are photos taken during a reception held at Gold Meir School, 1555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
The reception was hosted by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. HBCU Milwaukee alums were the invited guests. Earlier in the day a luncheon and roundtable discussion was held at and hosted by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board. MPS Superintendent, Dr. Gregory Thornton, and members of his leadership team participated in a discussion on College Readiness and Access.
The conference had four main objectives: To refresh the pipeline of graduates from HBCU’s with teacher certifications to teach at MPS, create a series of professional development courses tailored to meet the needs of MPS around urban education, provide opportunities for HBCUs faculty to interact with the higher education community in Milwaukee, and create an internship program that will allow graduates of MPS to have a work experience in Milwaukee during the summer.