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CITY ON A HILL INC

A Community of Transformation

Milwaukee, WI   |  www.cityonahillmke.org

Mission

City on a Hill transforms cities and families by restoring hope, enhancing quality of life, and advancing justice for all generations. Our vision is a world free from poverty in all of its forms, where all children and families can thrive, regardless of background.

Ruling year info

2001

CEO

Mr. Art Serna Jr.

Main address

2224 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53233 USA

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Formerly known as

City of Hope

EIN

39-2017873

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family Events And Adult Programs

Family Events and Adult Programs provide opportunities to reach both the families of children involved in our programs and the people living in our neighborhood, allowing City on a Hill to build relationships that put the gospel into action.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people

Health & Social Programs meet medical, nutritional, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of more than 300 residents of the central city each month by mobilizing large groups of medical professionals and other volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Neighborhood Transformation has resulted in the creation of 150 units of affordable housing on our campus.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Seniors

Mission Trips bring transformation to people serving and learning together in Milwaukee’s central city who then return home to do compassionate work in their communities and churches.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Compassion Events are biblically based, interactive training programs designed to open eyes, touch hearts and motivate action to address poverty and injustice. These events spur compassion and generosity.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Our original "Removing Racial Residue" workshop combines a visual object lesson, a presentation of the racial residue concept and levels, and personal stories told by black, white, Latino and/or Asian trainers about the impact of racism and its residue in their lives. Participants gain understanding and skills that make them bridge builders and leaders in the area of diversity.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Children & Youth Programs are central to the mission of City on a Hill. We provide a safe place for hundreds of children to develop academic, social and life skills while reducing high risk behavior.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children and youth

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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CITY ON A HILL INC

Board of directors
as of 10/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Davis

Wisconsin Northern Michigan Ministries Network

Term: 2022 - 2024

Melanie Gray

Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Robert O’Keefe

Mount Mary University

John Davis

Wisconsin Northern Michigan Ministries Network

Robert Young

Ascend Talent Strategies

Keith Stanley

Near West Side Partners/Avenues West Association/BID #10

Gayland Hendrickson

Wisconsin Northern Michigan Ministries Network

Art Serna

City on a Hill

Kayla Bradham

Sports Philanthropy Network

Mitchell Lueck

Portview Church

Jasmin Treske

MKE Tech Hub Coalition

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Sexual orientation
Decline to state
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