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MPS Blocking St. Marcus Expansion - Hupy and Abraham Supports Expansion

Posted on Sep 10, 2013

Thanks to supporters like Hupy and Abraham, St. Marcus Lutheran School is financially ready to expand into a second campus in close proximity to its current Milwaukee campus. The private inner-city school, which primarily serves African-American students, has formally requested to purchase the vacant Malcolm X School buildings and open its doors to hundreds of children on their enrollment waiting list.

Unfortunately, their request has been denied because the Milwaukee School Board of Directors has indicated that they would like to build a community center in the vacant facility. However, the board hasn’t revealed any detailed plans or given any type of assurance that the community center would actually get built.

On the other hand, St. Marcus knows exactly what they want to do with the space. The school has been remarkably successful by any standard and simply needs more space to provide more opportunities to underprivileged children. They even have all the necessary private investors to fund the expansion but that dream has been deferred by the Milwaukee Public School Board of Directors.

St. Marcus currently serves 750 students in K3-8th grade and has a 96% attendance rate. 91% of their alumni go on to graduate from high school in four years. The school even manages to provide reduced-price and free lunch to its students. For many of their students, that’s the only meal they can count on in a given day.

Personal Injury Attorney Mike Hupy and the law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. support St. Marcus School. Recently, Attorney Hupy sponsored three students.  The contribution will change the lives of three young children who will now be able to attend the school that sees 97% of its alumni graduate from high school.