The Academies of Racine at Mitchell Community School

Mitchell became Racine County's third community school in the 2021-22 school year. Mitchell is a 4K-8th-grade school that offers a variety of resources to students and families, including a dual language program. Learn more about Mitchell on its website and Facebook page. 


Upcoming Events

January 19

Graffiti Night with Mrs. Marquez, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enter through Door 1


February 22 (29- Rain Date)

Black History Month Celebration, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Playground


March 19

Who Runs the World? Girls!, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enter through Door 1.


April 19

PTSA's Daddy Daughter Dance, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ticketed event.


May 30

Title I Event, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enter through Door 1.


Focus on Community

FAST (Families and Schools Together)

1240 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403

(262) 632-6200


John XXIII Educational Center: a ministry of St. Patrick's Parish

High School Support Program

Middle School Support Program

1101 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI 53402

(262) 721-4565


Racine Family YMCA

Teen Achievers

Young Achievers

Family Service of Racine Y Branch
420 Seventh Street
Racine  WI 53403

(P) 262.634.1994
(O) 262.898.4763


SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc.

Girls Inc. Middle School Programs

1030 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

(262) 637-9559 x106


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension

Early Learning and School Readiness Project

UW-Madison, 432 North Lake Street, 104 Extension Building, Madison, WI 53706

(262) 767-2916


Youth for Christ - Southeastern Wisconsin

Parent Life

3001 Carpenter Avenue, Mount Pleasant, WI 53403

(262) 633-9016

Burlington Transitional Living Center, Inc.

482 South Pine Street Burlington, WI 53105

(262) 767-1478


Catherine Marian Housing, Inc.

Bethany Apartments

806 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

(262) 633-9446


HALO, Inc. (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization)

HALO Shelter Program

2000 DeKoven Avenue, Unit #1  Racine, WI 53403

(262) 456-8366


Health Care Network, Inc.

Health Care Services

500 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #102, Racine, WI 53403

(262) 632-2400


IMPACT, Inc.     


6737 W Washington St #2225, Milwaukee, WI 53214      

(414) 256-4808 or 211


Racine County Food Bank

Emergency Food Distribution

2000 DeKoven Avenue, Unit #2, Racine, WI 53403

(262) 632-2307


SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc.          

Youth Shelter and Outreach Programs    

1030 Washington Avenue Racine, WI 53403

(262) 637-9559 x106


The Arc of Racine County, Inc.   

Arc 100%ers: Peer mentoring group for adults with disabilities    

6216 Washington Avenue, Suite C-5, Mount Pleasant, WI 53406 

(262) 634-6303


The Cerebral Palsy Agency of Racine County, Inc.              

Camp Kinder      

3312 Washington AvenueRacine, WI 53405         

(262) 633-0291


Volunteer Center of Racine         

Get Connected  

6216 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53406       

(262) 886-9612


Women's Resource Center of Racine, Inc.            

Empowerment Program

P.O. Box 1764 Racine, WI 53401 (262) 633-3274

Housing Resources, Inc. - Racine

Homebuyer Education & Counseling       

500 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 205 Racine, WI 53403

(262) 636-8271


Racine County   

Racine Family YMCA Focus on Fathers Initiative  

1717 Taylor Avenue Racine, WI 53403    

(262) 638-6695


Racine Family YMCA      

First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Family Service of Racine Y Branch 420 Seventh Street Racine, WI 53403

(P) (262) 634-1994

(O) (262) 898-4763


Racine Literacy Council  

Racine Literacy Council: Adult Literacy Program 

734 Lake Avenue, Racine, WI 53403        

(262) 632-9495


YWCA Southeast Wisconsin        

YWCA SEW High School Equivalency Diploma Program (HSED)     

1915 N Doctor M.L.K. Dr Milwaukee, WI 53212  

(414) 267-3120

Alliance on Mental Illness of Racine County, Inc.

NAMI Racine County

2300 DeKoven Avenue Racine, WI 53403              

(262) 637-0582




Stop Child Abuse & Neglect        

2000 Domanik Drive, 4th floor Racine, WI 53404

(262) 619-1634


Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin d/b/a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services

Child and Family Counseling       

620 S. 76th Street Milwaukee, WI 53214              

(414) 292-4170


Focus on Community      

Substance Abuse Prevention Program    

1240 Washington Ave., Racine, WI, 53403            

(262) 632-6200


Racine Family YMCA      

Family Service of Racine Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange  

Family Service of Racine Y Branch 420 Seventh Street Racine, WI 53403

(P) (262) 634-1994

(O) (262) 898-4763


Racine Friendship Clubhouse      

Work-Ordered Day         

2000 17th Street Racine, WI 53403          

(262) 636-9393


Sexual Assault Services

BeLEAF Survivors seeks to provide a safe and compassionate environment to promote hope and healing after sexual assault. The “LEAF” portion of BeLEAF means lifting, empowering, advocating, and fighting for survivors, allies, and a culture of consent. The Sexual Assault Services program of BeLEAF Survivors is deemed the “Sexual Assault Service Provider” for Racine County by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and as such is the only program in our county that is dedicated to the full continuum of needs of sexual assault victims. Services include a 24 hour crisis line, 24 hour hospital response, family advocacy at the Racine County Child Advocacy Center, personal and legal advocacy, counseling/therapy, support groups, and community awareness/education. All of our services are available in English and Spanish and are provided free of charge.


Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin d/b/a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services

Children's Wisconsin School Based Mental Health

Children’s provides an array of mental and behavioral health services at urban, suburban and rural schools across the state. Our school-based approach increases access to early intervention by treating kids quickly in a comfortable, accessible, familiar setting that families already know and trust. Our mental health professionals partner with school guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, teachers, parents and administrators to provide comprehensive, integrated programs of prevention, identification and treatment of mental and behavioral health concerns within the school setting.


Focus on Community

Opportunities Club

Opportunities Club is an after school and summer programming series for 3rd - 5th grade youth that provides unique educational experiences. This program is facilitated by Focus programming staff and also utilizes high school students as Teen Peer Mentors. The program teaches topics ranging from cooking to robotics, while at the same time helping participants develop skills that will reduce the likelihood that they engage in risky behavior. It is essential that we take a holistic approach in preventing substance abuse and other risky behavior. We know that after school and during the summer are times when youth have a greater risk of choosing to engage in activities that may lead them to dangerous or pattern forming behaviors. Opportunities Club provides participants with wholesome, engaging and productive activities that help promote positive decision making, set them on a better path for their future and introduces new activities that may help to discover a new passion!

Advancing Family Assets

The Advancing Family Assets (AFA) program promotes family success and stability by providing one-on-one coaching and support with a focus on three key areas: income, health, and education. Coaches work with clients to identify strengths and goals, develop individual success plans and access local resources. The AFA program provides free coaching and support relating to employment, financial management, educational opportunities. The employment coaching aspect includes resume building and interviewing etiquette. The financial management aspect includes helping clients understand and build credit, eliminate debt, and create and utilize a budget. Additionally, the educational opportunities aspect includes exploring GED/HSED assistance, continuing education opportunities and job training programs for adults and tutoring, enhancing relationships within families, boundaries and communication, addressing nutrition, exercise, mental health, and gaining healthy coping skills for youth.

Multi-Hub FAST (Families and Schools Together)

FAST is an innovative and collaborative prevention and parent-involvement program in which families gather to participate in specific, fun, researched based activities aimed at strengthening families and empowering parents. Schools, families and two community partners join together in eight weekly sessions. During the 2 1/2 hour sessions families spend the first hour participating in research-based family activities that include a family meal, games, music and crafts and then the group separates into child and parent groups for the second hour. During this time parents participate in a peer led group discussing topics and concerns they are interested in while building an informal support network. Children participate in hands on activities, story time, games, and crafts. In the last 30 minutes of the program parent and child dyads take part in 15 minutes of special play and the group closes with announcements a lottery, and a final group activity called RAI.


Housing Resources, INC. - Racine

Racine Financial Empowerment Center

The Racine FEC provides free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to City of Racine residents. The Racine FEC’s professionally trained and certified financial counselors help residents reduce debt, improve their credit, learn budgeting and financial management skills, increase their savings for both short-term emergencies and longer-term financial goals, connect to safe and affordable banking products, and more. All FEC counseling is completely free and confidential and open to all City residents age 18+.


Racine Family YMCA

The School Achievers

School Achievers is an after-school academic support and leadership development program for youth in grades 2­5 that promotes positive behavioral and academic outcomes. The program serves these youth at school sites in some of Racine’s most challenged neighborhoods with tutoring, homework assistance, tutoring, leadership group sessions and structured activities. The program collaborates closely with the administration and leadership of the schools that host the programs. The schools provide space for the program within their buildings and provide data used to measure student success.


Racine Vocational Ministry, INC.

RVM Walk-in Program

Racine Vocational Ministry’s Walk-In program serves all of Racine County. Last year it assisted approximately 150 participants providing: community outreach, comprehensive intake, employment readiness and life skills training, employment counseling, intensive case management, job referral and placement, employer recruitment, work experience, educational and employment support. Walk-In participants are those who, for many reasons, need supportive services and assistance in finding employment. United Way funding allows RVM to serve some of Racine’s most under-served residents who are almost universally in desperate need of employment, job support and long-term vocational guidance.


The ARC of Racine County, Inc.

Special Education Advocacy Program 

The Special Education Advocacy Program serves parents of children ages 3-21 who have an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD). We provide IEP review, IEP meeting support, educational programs for students and families, and parent workshops on disability issues, rights and laws, and on the IEP process.




RUSD Annual Report

The Community Schools impact is featured on page 8 of the Racine Unified School District 2021-22 annual report! 




Walking School Bus featured on CBS 58's One Good Thing

Check out this short video on CBS 58 talking about how the Walking School Bus helps kids make it to school on time. 

Community Newsletter: BeLEAF Survivors

Check out this article on BeLEAF Survivors programming and counseling opportunities at Academies of Racine at Mitchell Community School.

Black History Month event at Mitchell

Check out Mitchell's first ever Black History Month Celebration with this article from Racine Journal Times. 

Quick Facts about Academies of Racine Mitchell Community School

These Quick Facts sheets about Academies of Racine at Mitchell Community School offers a glimpse into the work being done at the school and the impact that work is having on the community.


     Mitchell is United Way of Racine County's first K-8 community school. 


Mitchell is United Way of Racine County's only community school partnered with BeLEAF Survivors to provide sexual assault services. 

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