Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy Middle School Representatives Preach the Power of Education at the 2024 Heal The Hood Block Party in Milwaukee

Education is Key

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy aims to get Milwaukee students thinking about college by preparing them to thrive in higher learning environments. The non-profit charter school set up a booth at the 12th Annual Heal the Hood Block Party to tell the community about their new enrollment for 6th-8th graders.

Principal Laquasha Logan and Kareen McCants, the head of recruitment and enrollment, were happy to be a part of the festivities.

“This event, in particular, is going to help us impact the hood because our middle school is opening for the first time this Fall, which means we’ll have 150-180 seats for 6th-8th graders to come get the best education possible on the Northwest side of Milwaukee,” said Logan.

The school was founded in 2004 by eight pastors and Dr. Howard Fuller. A new high school is being built on 2212-2228 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. to welcome students and will include two gymnasiums, a choir room, and a recording studio that’s expected to be complete before the school year begins. 

The middle school will remain on 4030 N. 29th St. and it’s also receiving renovations to make the growing student body more comfortable.

100% Accepted Scholars

Many of the young scholars attending the academy, located at 4030 N. 29th St. in Milwaukee, will be the first in their families to go to a university after graduating high school.

Since 2012, 100% of the students attending Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy have been accepted into colleges thanks to the mentoring and stimulating academics. The early college experiences offer students a better chance at succeeding when leaving home and choosing classes that will lead to a solid career.

“We are really big on sending our kids to and through college. We are really making our kids know that they can go to college and help them finish as well,” said McCants.

Enrollment Goals with the Help of Community Partners

With enrollment underway, Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy is hoping for 500 high school students and 350 middle school students. The academy has partnered with Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and the City of Milwaukee, to help recruit potential students with their unique and personalized curriculum. Heal the Hood is also a partner; the academy staff was delighted to take part in the block party.

Principal Laquasha Logan and Kareen McCants, the head of recruitment and enrollment at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy with Carvd N Stone reporter Joy Boyd. (Picture by Fred Young/ Carvd N Stone)
(L-R) Carvd N Stone reporter Joy Boyd, Principal Laquasha Logan and Kareen McCants, the head of recruitment and enrollment at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate AcademY at the 2024 Heal the Hood Block Party. (Picture by Fred Young/Carvd N Stone)

“I’m really just enjoying the camaraderie, the joy, the happiness, the food, all of the things that the event is bringing today. It’s just good to see so many smiling faces and everybody having a lot of joy,” said Logan.

Carvd N Stone was the official media sponsor. To watch Carvd N Stone’s coverage of the 2024 Heal the Hood Block Party click here.

Joy Boyd

Joy Boyd is a freelance writer with a background in marketing with diversity, equity & inclusion efforts. She has managed digital media platforms for Black empowerment publications and has written biweekly newsletters on topics from self-awareness to retaining talent in local communities. Her goal is to put out positive and educational messaging.

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