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Stritch announces Community Enrollment Partner Network

Stritch Community Enrollment Partner Network

Cardinal Stritch University is proud to announce it has established a Community Enrollment Partner Network that creates unique connections between the University and organizations throughout Milwaukee. Staff members and individuals served by network members have the opportunity to enroll in Stritch courses at a reduced tuition rate. These new partnerships will enhance each organization's needs, as well as the development of employees, members and those served by the organization.

“We are excited to partner with these organizations that are essential to the fabric of Milwaukee,” said Stritch President Dr. Dan Scholz. “Making a Stritch education that is grounded in Franciscan values available to those who are affiliated with these organizations will further help transform our community.”

Stritch Executive Director of External Partnerships Janette Braverman, ’09, has led the effort to develop new relationships with a vast array of organizations that provide important community services and affect all aspects of life across greater Milwaukee. The organizations include, but are not limited to, nonprofit organizations/associations that offer programming for youth and adults, as well as organizations that provide health and human services and resources to those who need them most.

“The Community Enrollment Partner Network opens the door for community-focused organizations to benefit from Stritch’s educational programs since they aren’t all able to provide large educational reimbursement plans to their employees,” said Braverman. “I am elated that Stritch will have the opportunity to collaborate with all of our new partners on various initiatives.”

The new partners were introduced at a June 16 gathering on the Stritch campus and include:

  • African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • Grateful Girls, Inc.
  • Lead2Change
  • PEARLS for Teen Girls
  • Sherman Phoenix Foundation
  • Tempo Milwaukee

"Education is important and it is one of the most critical areas in our lives," said Andre Douglas, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Senior Director, Graduation Plus and Leadership & Service. "Knowing that college can mostly help students decide on career pathways, students can utilize the resources of Stritch to make plans for their education, life after college, and prepare to be productive citizens in our state and world."

“It is an advantage to partner with Cardinal Stritch University because of its long-standing reputation of being a higher education institution in which those who attend and are alumni can be proud,” said Dr. Stacia Thompson, executive director of the Sherman Phoenix. “The additional and intentional focus that will be given to our stakeholders is also an advantage.”

“We are intentional with our external partnerships, and we are confident our members will recognize this initiative as another enhancement to their TEMPO membership,” said Jennifer Dirks, President and CEO of Tempo Milwaukee. “This is an opportunity to partner with a great organization that aligns with our mission of furthering the impact of women leaders in Milwaukee – and beyond.

According to Chandra Cooper, founder and CEO of Grateful Girls, Inc., “A Stritch education will give employees and clients with often only a high school diploma the opportunity to increase their knowledge in a chosen field, as well as increase their earning potential for life. The opportunity to be educated in a diverse environment will provide employees and clients with experience and insights into the many different groups that make up a workplace and client base.”

To learn more about Stritch’s Community Enrollment Partner Network, contact Janette Braverman at or 414-410-4004.

This Milwaukee Business Journal article details the Community Enrollment Partner Network.