Kids and Linda
Annual Reports

Our past Annual Reports are in an easy-to-read format and are packed with stories about the success of our program.

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President’s Message

  • During the SHARP/MPD/McDonald’s Books For Keeps Program, the Milwaukee Police Department distributed 8,130 books to McDonald’s kiosks in the city of Milwaukee during a 3 week period.
  • SHARP Literacy is a 2016 Heart of Canal Street signature charity. See the list of signature charities.
  • SHARP Literacy continues to make news as part of its partnership with Neighborhood House.
  • One of SHARP’s summer programs culminated in a beautiful way!
  • WTMJ-4 highlighted SHARP Literacy’s MKE Kids Read: Books for Keeps and Summer Reading Challenge.
  • SHARP Literacy was honored to have Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Department Ed Flynn read to students to kick off our August Reading Initiatives, MKE Kids Read: Books for Keeps and Summer Reading Challenge
  • Fox6’s Katrina Cravy features SHARP Literacy’s summer programs that combat the summer slide.
  • SHARP Literacy’s 20th Anniversary celebration continues to receive news coverage
  • It was both a thrill and an honor to encourage and congratulate our young runners at Kids Run to Read.
  • I am excited that SHARP’s 3rd annual Kids Run to Read will happen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Henry Maier Festival Park. It is a pleasure to have Marquette Golden Eagles basketball team Coach Steve Wojciechowski as co-chair for the event.Today’s TMJ4  gave us the opportunity to talk about the event.
  • Lynda Kohler and Daryl Johnson participate in Mitzvah Day.
  • SHARP’s summer programs are being planned and readied; one will be at Neighborhood House Milwaukee.
  • Kids Run to Read is coming soon.
  • McDonald’s Unwrapped event promises to be an entertaining evening.
  • SHARP continues to promote our 13th We Love to Learn book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City.
  • SHARP is proud to have published its 13th We Love to Learn book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City. Its emphasis promoting diversity has been well received – see the CBS-58 video here.
  • Watch the CBS-58 video of Governor Walker reading to students at St. Anthony School for Read Across America.
  • Read Across America was celebrated at SHARP schools on March 2.
  • Thema Ponton from WISN-12 interviewed Lynda Kohler and Kyaire Jamison on February 21 about SHARP’s 13th We Love to Learn Book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City.
  • The buzz surrounding SHARP’s 13th We Love to Learn book is amazing!
  • SHARP’s 13th We Love to Learn book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City, was featured on Fox6 News.
  • View SHARP Literacy’s 13th We Love to Learn book being unveiled here.
  • January 31 was a special day for SHARP Literacy as it unveiled its 13th We Love to Learn Book, Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City.
  • SHARP Literacy sponsored a special Young Authors’ Workshop at Discovery World on January 25.
  • Third graders from Blessed Sacrament School recently learned about recycling and composting at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB).
  • Please support SHARP Literacy this holiday season. By clicking this link, Support Sharp Literacy Inc by shopping at AmazonSmile, a percentage of your Amazon purchase will go directly towards our educational programs!  We truly appreciate your support!
  • American Education Week is November 16-20. SHARP has a lot of activities this week at the schools.
  • SHARP Literacy recently garnered the Herb Kohl Helping Hand Award. You can view the award letter here.
  • Milwaukee Public Television‘s The Arts Page Highlights Mural Collaboration
  • WTMJ 4’s Susan Kim interviews Henry Winkler following A Novel Event
  • Keynote speaker Henry Winkler delivers strong message at SHARP Literacy’s A Novel Event
  • Henry Winkler promotes SHARP Literacy in WISN-12 interview.
  • Latest SHARP mural was unveiled August 21.
  • CBS 58 spotlights MKE Kids Read: Books for Keeps
  • Kids Run to Read was an exciting and fun event (June 13, 2015)
  • Morning Blend features SHARP’s Upcoming Kids Run to Read event (May 22, 2015)
  • SHARP helps with Mitzvah Day (May 21, 2015)
  • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service features SHARP Literacy’s All-city Young Authors’ Summit (May 8, 2015)
  • SHARP Literacy hosted an all-city Young Authors’ Summit on Friday, May 8.
  • SHARP Literacy was recently featured in Messmer Catholic Schools’ spring 2015 newsletter. What a fantastic testimonial to the efficacy of the SHARP program! Please follow this link to read the newsletter article about SHARP Literacy. Thank you, Messmer! (April 22, 2015)
  • We Love to Learn book unveiling (April 12, 2015)
  • Driven to Achieve Awards (March 21, 2015)
  • March 2015-SHARP staff attend literacy workshop (March 21, 2015)
  • You are invited to April Friends Day
  • SHARP Literacy was featured in a December 20, 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article written by Allan J. Borsuk. Please click here to access this timely, informative, and inspiring article.
  • March 2015-Read Across America: Alderman Michael Murphy extends his appreciation to SHARP Literacy
  • January 2015-The Morning Blend
  • March, 2014-Read Across America
  • January, 2014-A SHARP Lesson and visit from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
  • December, 2013-New Board Members, New Schools, and a New Book
  • November, 2013-A Busy Fall for SHARP
  • June, 2013-SHARP students, BRIGHT Futures
  • April, 2013-It’s Writing Challenge Time!
  • March, 2013-First Grade Expansion Update
  • February, 2013-SHARP and Stem
  • January, 2013-New Year, Same Goal