High School Mission Trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A group of high school students and caring adults will be traveling to Milwaukee in July. Each month between now and then we hope to share our goals, hopes and prayers for this trip. So to start we will answer a question we have received numerous times:
The city of Milwaukee is beautiful in its rich culture and diversity. Yet, years after the battle against segregation, Milwaukee still shows signs of separation and racial oppression.
- Milwaukee is currently tied for first place as the most segregated city in the US and it’s the fourth poorest city in the country.
- Over 50% of the residents are in households earning less than $15,000 a year.
- 41% of the children of Milwaukee live below the poverty line and of the homeless population 42% are children.
- The unemployment rate is over 11%.
- One fact we care deeply about is only 47% are affiliated with any religious organization/congregation.
In the midst of these statistics, there is an undeniable sense of potential. There is also an undeniable need for the love and hope of Christ. That is where the local church in Milwaukee, as well as many nonprofit organizations and ministries, have stepped in. And we have been humbled to join.