Milwaukee Bucks, Froedtert launch learning lab for North side residents


The north side of Milwaukee has long been disadvantaged, but the Milwaukee Bucks are hoping with the development of the new arena downtown and community partnerships – that those in Milwaukee’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods will have greater access to healthcare, and a learning lab.

The Milwaukee Business Journal reports:

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will invest $5 million in advancing the health and well-being of economically disadvantaged residents on Milwaukee’s north side in a partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The first tangible phase of that commitment is a contribution to a new learning laboratory at Carmen High School of Science & Technology’s northwest side campus at 5496 N. 72nd St. Wauwatosa-based Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin will spend a total of $750,000 creating the workforce development lab and providing education and training for 300 students and low-income adults in the neighborhood over the next five years.

Froedtert Health president and CEO Cathy Jacobson appeared at a joint announcement and tour of the future lab space Monday morning with Bucks president Peter Feigin and Patricia Hoben, head of schools for Carmen.

Feigin thanked Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin for their generosity. He said the Bucks involvement is an example of initiatives the new Bucks community foundation will pursue and said it is the beginning of a long-term partnership with Froedtert & the Medical College.

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