Each year, Hunger Clean-up awards a donation to a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that plays an important role in helping foster deep intentionality, commitment to justice and community partnership. This agency is chosen based on nominations from members of the Marquette community. The Community Spotlight is the beneficiary of Hunger Clean-up fundraising. They are also the focus of our education efforts throughout the spring.
Nominations for the 2019 Community Spotlight are open here until November 20, 2018.
Note: An organization is NOT required to host Hunger Clean-up volunteers to be the Community Spotlight.
2017 Community Spotlight: SEA Literacy
SEA Literacy was founded in 2011 by Bob Heffernan in response to the need for academic tutoring and cultural mentorship of refugee children from Burma, also called Myanmar, who now reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The refugee families fled their country to save their lives, escaping ethnic conflict which has existed for decades. Over 1,000 refugees live in the Milwaukee area. Most of them are ethnic minorities in Burma.
2016 Community Spotlight: COA Youth & Family Centers
COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and promotes positive social interaction.