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Celebrating 50 years at Penfield Children’s Center12, July 2017

Fifty years ago, Martha Watts, owner of the Watts Tea Room, received a call that would forever solidify her reputation in Milwaukee’s nonprofit community. Community leader and philanthropist, Jane Pettit, asked Marti if she might be interested in visiting a Montessori school for central-city children with special needs. Marti’s curiosity got the best of her.… Read More »

volunteer women and toddler girls playing with trays of soapy water

Bubble time!19, June 2017

On Friday, June 16, we enjoyed a special visit from nursing students at Marquette University. We learned how to wash our hands with soap and water, and to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice while washing to ensure our hands are germ-free. What a fun (and clean!) morning!

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Pizza for Penfield7, June 2017

Please join us on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at MOD Pizza in Shorewood for delicious food that benefits a great organization – Penfield! 20% of each purchase will go to support health and wellness programs for children of all abilities. In order to participate, bring in this flyer when you order your pizza from MOD.… Read More »

young children surrounding Jahmes Tony Finlayson while he plays an African drum

Celebrating 50 Years at Penfield Children’s Center12, May 2017

Penfield Children’s Center and Summerfest are celebrating 50 years! In honor of both our anniversaries, Summerfest brought Jahmes Tony Finlayson to perform for us this morning. The kids enjoyed learning about African drums, shakers and many other instruments. They also listened to songs that taught about African American history and danced while Jahmes played. What… Read More »