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Community Engagement Team

The Community Engagement Team walks arm in arm with school families, deeply invests in the future of young people, and works to strengthen the Harambee neighborhood.
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Kole Knueppel
Executive Director

Maureen Gunn
Community Engagement Specialist

Moe Lawrenz
Life Coach
414-562-3163 x 1580

Ron Kelly
Pastoral Assistant


St. Marcus partners with resource groups such as:

  • Acts Housing 
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harambee Community Association
  • Riverworks Development Corporation
  • Safe & Sound, Inc. 
  • ThriveOn Collaboration
  • WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation)

...and other organizations to assist parents with financial literacy, job opportunities, business guidance, homeownership, and community building events. 

Efforts are focused in the Harambee neighborhood.


Financial Empowerment Events
All parents are invited to join our *FREE* online financial wellness classes.

To view the schedule of Financial Empowerment Events for the year, click here.

Featured Business of the Month

Do you own a business? St. Marcus would like to know so we can support you in your efforts! 

Please fill out this quick survey, so we can celebrate you and your business. For instance, promote a grand opening, a book release, opening of a second location, community events your business might be participating in, etc. St. Marcus has an active social media presence and access to hundreds of St. Marcus staff and families that would love to support you! 

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we can support you!


Grant opportunity for training dental hygienists and assistants

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Education and Training Grants are for consortia between hospitals, health systems, and educational providers to establish education and training programs for allied health professionals. The goal of the grant is to increase the availability of quality education and training opportunities for critical allied health positions. Up to $125,000 per fiscal year may be requested for a 2.5-year period (January 1, 2024, through June 30, 2026).  A single application may request funds to provide training opportunities for more than one allied health occupation, as long as the total amount of funds requested does not exceed $125,000 per consortium per year.

  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. central time October 9, 2023.
  • Applications submitted after this date and time will not be reviewed.

Interested parties can find more information on the request for applications (RFA) on the Wisconsin Public Notices webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact the DHS Rural Workforce Grants team via email at