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Significant Grant, Significant Impact: The Power of Together


Originating from the Swahili language meaning “pull together,” Harambee is also the name of the historically Black Milwaukee, Wis., neighborhood that St. Marcus Lutheran School has served since 1875.

Thanks to your generous gifts, We Raise partnered with the Siebert Lutheran Foundation to present a $300,000 grant to St. Marcus earlier this summer. The grant supports the school’s “Building Stability and Prosperity for Community Transformation” project that will expand their support services for all school families. Recognized as one of the highest-performing elementary schools for low-income students in the nation, St. Marcus serves over 1,500 students and just opened its third campus at the start of the new school year.

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