Split the Plate is one of UUCW’s programs of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offering monies to a non-profit organization as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.
All-In Milwaukee is a college completion program. It offers comprehensive support including maximized financial aid, customized advising and career readiness to ensure low-income students complete college and matriculate into the Milwaukee workforce.
More low-income students than ever are enrolling in college, yet only 12% of low-income, first-generation students of color will earn a college degree in the United States. In Milwaukee, the challenge is even greater. Only 9% of all Milwaukee students will earn both a high school diploma and a college degree.
This year’s inaugural class has 40 students consisting of 100% low-income, students of color- 15% Asian, 25% Black, 60% Latino, 52% female and 48% male. 53% of the students are from high schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools and 47% are students from Choice High Schools; in total, the students represent 15 Milwaukee high schools.
These 40 students will each receive $18,000 in college financial aid and extensive advising support and career development throughout their college experience. Ninety-five percent of the scholars will attend a university in Wisconsin, ensuring close proximity and the ability to advise, coach, support and mentor the students throughout their college experience.