Summit Educational Association Inc.

2017 Nonprofit Excellence Awards


Nonprofit of the Year-Small Winner

Summit Educational Association Inc. 

2201 S. Seventh St., Milwaukee


In 2017, Milwaukee-based Summit Educational Association assisted more than 500 families in the community through educational tutoring and mentoring programs.

For many students in Milwaukee, good role models and individualized attention are missing.

Math and reading scores of these students can be far behind the national average even as early as third grade.

Summit credits its success to its commitment to its “A. V.I.P.” mission: Improvement in Academics and Virtues by means of Individual attention and supporting Parents.

Frederick Douglass once said, ‘It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men,’ and that is exactly what Summit is trying to do.”   

— Phyllis Gaglioli, program director, Summit Educational Association

More than 200 volunteers assist with Summit’s after-school tutoring and mentoring program. Volunteers are matched with one student on a semester-by-semester commitment.

During the summer, 32 college and 60 high school students serve in leadership positions for the organization’s Summer Olympics Program, where they support more than 400 grade school students through half days of academics and half days of sports, field trips and career speakers. This summer, nearly 70 percent of the 32 college-age students were alumni of the program.  l

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