Northcott Neighborhood House celebrated 53 years of surviving and thriving as a non-profit with a full house at its annual meeting and dinner May 4 at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Northcott, a Health and Welfare Ministry supported by the Wisconsin Annual Conference, provides social services to youth and families in downtown Milwaukee.

Metros District Superintendent Deborah Thompson gave the invocation, and guests enjoyed a presentation from Executive Director Mac Weddle, a performance by a group of praise dancers, and a silent auction to benefit Northcott. Dr. Joan M. Prince, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, gave the keynote speech and talked about the ways that Northcott exemplifies surviving and thriving as a non-profit in a difficult neighborhood. “All you have to do is walk through the door to know that young people have found a place to have fun, to learn about life and family, and in many instances, to get the food and other things that they need to live,” she said. “Northcott empowers families to meet their survival needs.”

Click here to see video from her speech, and click here to see pictures from the evening. Northcott is also supported by the Golden Cross Offering this Sunday, May 11. Click here for more information and resources.