Education Initiatives



Urban Literacy Centers – Cardinal Stritch University’s Literacy Centers offer comprehensive literacy assessment and intervention services for students in grades K-12. All students are taught in groups of 1-3 by literacy professionals or Cardinal Stritch University undergraduate and graduate students. 

Teach for America – The School of Urban Initiatives prepares and supports the development of bilingual, special education and early childhood teachers who are employed in Milwaukee area schools.  Teachers are recruited by Teach for America and participate in a summer program held in Chicago and staffed by Teach for America personnel prior to starting their graduate work at Cardinal Stritch University.

Milwaukee Teaching Fellows partnership – The School of Urban Initiatives prepares and supports the development of bilingual and special education teachers who are employed in Milwaukee area schools.  Teachers are recruited by the Milwaukee Teaching Fellows and participate in a summer program held in Milwaukee and staffed by Milwaukee Teaching Fellows personnel prior to beginning their graduate work at Cardinal Stritch University.

South Eastern Wisconsin New Teacher Project – In partnership with the New Teacher Center in Santa Cruz, CA, the SEWNTP is a consortium of 25 school districts that is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers through research-based comprehensive mentoring and professional development programs aligned with Wisconsin PI-34 state requirements.