Milwaukee. MKE. Great city by the lake.
Such life, such potential.

This is our love letter to you.
Thanks for the Love, MKE.

A beautiful fall day in the #MenomoneeValley! #LovingTheFallColors #milwaukee #thanksmke #potawatomi #autumn #changingleaves by paysbig http://ift.tt/1vF92Eg

A beautiful fall day in the #MenomoneeValley! #LovingTheFallColors #milwaukee #thanksmke #potawatomi #autumn #changingleaves by paysbig http://ift.tt/1vF92Eg

Case of the Mondays, for sure. Would live to be back at #MilwaukeeBrewingCo in #MKE. 👯🍻🌆 #Milwaukee #beer #craftbeer #ThanksMKE #weekendshenanigans by andreaelinanderson http://instagram.com/p/uYbQy7xvuU/

Case of the Mondays, for sure. Would live to be back at #MilwaukeeBrewingCo in #MKE. 👯🍻🌆 #Milwaukee #beer #craftbeer #ThanksMKE #weekendshenanigans by andreaelinanderson http://instagram.com/p/uYbQy7xvuU/

SHARP Literacy enhances future life success by energizing urban children, motivating them to identify themselves as confident, capable scholars and lifelong learners by inspiring engagement in reading, writing and research through hands-on interaction and visual arts. SHARP Literacy uses art as a tool to help improve the reading and writing skills of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable children. The program is tailored to help first through fifth grade students build reading, writing and researching skills by using the visual arts as the primary tool for learning. 
 
How long they have been around: SHARP Literacy has grown from a simple observation of how children react to art to an empirically sound educational initiative that has been proven to have significant direct educational benefits to students. Over 68,000 urban students in the Milwaukee area have had their lives touched by SHARP Literacy since 1996
 
Reaching out into the community SHARP currently serves approximately 8,000 students in grades K5-5.
They also host a yearly event titled ‘A Novel Event’ with a guest speaker. It’s an event where a guest speaker talks about the importance of education and the role SHARP plays in educating school children. This years guest speaker was Lavar Burton. 
Sharp Community Murals

Each SHARP mural starts with research and study of a particular topic. Students then write about what they have learned and further express this through the visual arts. Working together to create a large-scale mural helps students learn to work as a team. The art assignment further reinforces learning on the topic explored.

Year End Writing Challenge

Each year, their program ends with the highly anticipated Writing Challenge! It is an opportunity for their students to pull together all they have learned – vocabulary, basic themes and ideas – and use the visual arts to produce an original composition that they will see published.

For More Information:

aaavalos:

Middle-of-the-work-week steez. #milwaukeebeautiful #milwaukee (at Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee)

aaavalos:

Middle-of-the-work-week steez. #milwaukeebeautiful #milwaukee (at Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee)

Milwaukee lovers, check out this Milwaukee shirt! The image is based off a photograph I took, so not only is the skyline accurate, it’s 100% original by me! I tried to price it affordably: please consider buying! And share with anyone who might be interested! 

Milwaukee lovers, check out this Milwaukee shirt! The image is based off a photograph I took, so not only is the skyline accurate, it’s 100% original by me! I tried to price it affordably: please consider buying! And share with anyone who might be interested! 

gravelimbs:

🍁 (at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)

gravelimbs:

🍁 (at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)