Daily, urban schools are achieving tremendous academic and behavioral results. Schools and communities benefit from utilizing these successful strategies. We celebrate these results to reinforce these outcomes and to have other institutions mimic achievements.
Champions in the Community
Neubauer Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2022 NEUBAUER PRIZE FOR URBAN TEACHING recipients
Octavia Canser – Carmen High School
Michelle Cook – St. Marcus Lutheran
Lashonda Riley - ShiningStar Christian School
Chazidi White – Dr. George Washington Carver Academy
Katie Kulinski - Honey Creek Continuous Progress School
Tajahnae McLenore - Risen Savior Lutheran School EAST
Shanda Hunter – Carson Academy
Megan Diaz – Hope Christian School
Iliana Clark – Pulaski High School
Sherry Green – Parkview School
Patricia Cannon – Hope Fidelis Christian School
Leticia Aldape – Alcott School
Lauren Geary – St. Marcus Lutheran School – Milwaukee Campus
Kendra Wilson – Hope Fidelis Christian School
Kelsi Daffner -St. Marcus Lutheran School – Milwaukee Campus
Jordyn Jurss – St. Marcus Lutheran School – Milwaukee Campus
Jazmin Renta – Hope Christian Schools
Erin Ballard – Mount Olive Christian Day School
Erin Plughoeft - Risen Savior Lutheran School EAST
Emily Ertel – St. Marcus Lutheran – Harambee Campus
Elissa Ellerman - Christ-St. Peter School
Ashley DiBona – Hope Fidelis Christian School
JAKE NELSON ACHIEVER AWARD
The Jake Nelson Achiever Award is strengthening urban education and honoring a truly special man.
Jake Nelson was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend to many. He was also a fierce competitor in football, basketball, baseball and golf, and loved to hunt and spend time in the outdoors. Above all, he was a true follower of Jesus. His Christian faith, as well as spending time with family, friends, and his dogs, was always of the upmost importance to him. As a product of both the Lutheran educational system and urban schools, Jake was excited to follow a calling into the business world, joining his family in the restaurant business. However, in November 2020, Jake was called home to be with his Savior forever. The Center for Urban Education Ministries established The Jake Nelson Achiever Award in his loving memory.
The Jake Nelson Achiever Award honors select 8th graders attending an urban school, who perform academically and behaviorally at a high level, and plan to attend a Lutheran High School. The amount of the award can range from $1,000-$4,000.