TRUE Skool strives to be a partially self-sustainable organization, we look at our organization not only as a non-profit but also as a business. We believe in social entrepreneurialism and offer many ways to support TRUE Skool in addition to the traditional Foundation/Donor support. If interested in supporting TRUE Skool, you can do so through specific campaigns, general donations, volunteering, purchasing art/music, and through in-kind support. Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have ideas on how YOU can support TRUE Skool's work with youth and in the community.
TRUE Skool is turning 10 Years Old in 2014! Help us celebrate by supporting our new space in the Shops of the Grand Ave Mall. We moved from 1,100 sq ft-->9,800 sq ft and are in need of donations for our new space. With your support we can make our new home full of love from the community! Here is our Needs List:
Donate online (you can now setup automatic recurring monthly donations!)
Mail a check to TRUE Skool (161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1000 Milwaukee, WI 53203)
Gift Cards to OfficeMax, Michaels, Utrecht Art Supply Store, Artist & Display, Walmart, Target, IKEA
In-Kind Donations (items you can donate instead of $)
1 large couch, 1 loveseat & 2 coffee tables
100 chairs (folding or stacking)
10-folding tables for art and 5-sturdy tables for DJ eqp
2-flat screen TVs & 2 DVD Players
high quality acrylic paint
high quality brushes
cutting pads for stenciling/xacto knives/manilla folders
spray paint (Montana Gold or 94 preferred)
spray paint caps (fat caps, skinny, etc)
spray paint masks
colored pencils/charcoal pencils
sketch books, drawing paper, watercolor paper
glue guns & glue sticks
wood burning tools
hand saw/workers bench
misc. sized thin wood panels/wood scraps
Shelving units from IKEA (to store vinyl records)
6 office chairs (extra seating for guests/meetings)
1 large office desk
1 medium bulletin board
1-large white board
electric stove, full sized refrigerator
dish and hand soap
Thank you for supporting youth in our community!
The FRIENDS OF TRUE SKOOL (FOTS) is a group dedicated to supporting TRUE Skool though fundraising efforts, event planning and volunteerism. By joining the FOTS you agree to contribute at least $10.00/a month for 12 months either paid per month or in a lump sum so that your pledge is paid in full by the end of your 1 2months Also, you will be asked throughout the year to volunteer for events, recruit 10 of your friends to join FOTS, and help with fundraising efforts. In return, you will not only be supporting positive programs for youth but you will also be eligible for free entrance to some TRUE Skool events!
Mail payments to:
TRUE Skool, Inc.
161 W. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Or donate online:
(Make sure to enter the name of who referred you in
the notes section on PayPal or in your check memo section)
TRUE Skool is always looking for volunteers to help out with events, programming, general office duties, community clean-ups and special projects.
We work with Escuela Verde High School, UW-Milwaukee's Service Learning Institute, and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design's Institute of Service Learning. We provide high school and college students with volunteer and service learning opportunities that will fulfill their service learning requirements and earn credits for their time spent with TRUE Skool, as well as community members and youth just interested in helping out! Call us to schedule a tour and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities.
We recently received an anonymous donation of 100 LIMITED EDITION "HAVE GOALS" STICKERS (4.25" x 5.5") and 250 "I HAVE GOALS" wristbands. For a $5.00 donation one (or more) can be yours!
Stickers are signed by the artist and numbered for authenticity.
Email us to arrange for pickup/donation or visit us at our next event. Donations can be made by cash or checks made out to TRUE Skool.
TRUE Skool was featured in the 2011 Youth Voice Nation Book and on the 2012 Youth Voice Nation Mixtape! Along with our partners Fulfill the Dream and The Good Life Organization and a coalition of national Hip Hop nonprofits who all contributed to this great work of art. Contact us if interested in purchasing a YVN Book or YVN Mixtape and check out the image below to download the Youth Voice Nation Application available on itunes!
Also, this summer, TRUE Skool contributed to the Youth Voice Nation Mixtape featuring our own Betsie Mae and the TRUE Skool All Stars who recorded the single "Milwaukee Metro" during our summer 2011 Urban Arts Program. Look out for new music from TRUE Skool this summer.
TRUE Skool All Stars (Summer 2011)
Youth Voice Nation Mixtape-2012
Youth Voice Application
(available on itunes)