The Green Tie Gala is Escuela Verde's premier annual fundraising event.
Escuela Verde is a public charter school authorized by the City of Milwaukee Common Council serving students 7-12th grade. Escuela Verde is operated under the umbrella of TransCenter for Youth. The mission of TransCenter for Youth, Inc. is to provide at-risk youth and others the opportunitiy to access high-quality educational programs. TransCenter for Youth, Inc. operates a portfolio of five innovative urban schools in Milwaukee: Shalom High, NOVA High, El Puente, and NOVA Tech in addition to Escuela Verde.
The mission of Escuela Verde is to cultivate a community that is participatory, just, sustainable, and peaceful. We fulfill our mission by offering students a chance to learn through a project-based, student-led model focused on environmental justice and sustainability.
We use the community as our classroom so fieldtrips and service learning opportunities are a fundamental part of an EV student’s experience. The primary goal of the Annual Green Tie Gala is to raise funds to support fieldtrips and student programs. These programs provide our students with field research opportunities, workshops led by community partners, and camping experiences, to name a few.
The Gala is also a chance to celebrate our accomplishments with friends, family, and community members. The event will feature good food, an alumni keynote speaker, music, and an auction.