Support HAPA as HAPA is expanding. We look forward to working with community organizations and individuals who are interested in sharing our vision of developing a small school system supported by a cultural and community center. Our growth to a new facility in the fall of 2010 has opened the door for community members to give in new ways.
For those community members who prefer to give financially, the school is most grateful for your support in helping offer programs and a suitable facility in which students can feel dignified. Gifts can be designated toward particular programs and services (ex. Classroom field trips, science lab equipment, tutoring of newly arrived refugee students, parent programming, medical studies library). All donations are tax-deductible as Hmong American Peace Academy is a nonprofit organization and non-instrumentality charter school. Thank you in advance for sharing in the joy of leading students toward a positive and productive future!
Hmong American Peace Academy believes that collaborating with the community sustains a strong school culture and creates a rich learning environment for students. Volunteering is one way the community helps build our academic and enrichment programs. We are always looking to enlist volunteers. The community handbook gives greater detail about several ways to help with both current and future programming. Thank you community volunteers for showing our students how much you care!
How You Can Help
Dear Prospective Volunteer,
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Peace Academy Schools. We require that everyone – employees and volunteers alike – undergo background checks. Please grab a form from the office and complete it. It will provide the required information and enable us to contact you about volunteer opportunities.
Below is a checklist and description of the forms which you must complete:
_ Volunteer Interest Form – Please provide as much information as possible about your interests, preferences and availability. Submit the form to the school or program with which you would like to volunteer.
_ Criminal Background Check – Board of Education policy requires that prospective volunteers undergo a criminal background investigation. Please make sure that you complete and sign this form. No person can volunteer until a successful background check has been returned with a clear record evidenced. Submit this form to the school or program with which you will be volunteering.
_ Release Form – All prospective volunteers must be interviewed and approved by the principal of the school where you want to volunteer. Please complete the information that pertains to you. You must present an acceptable form of identification to the school principal. Bring all forms completed and I.D. to the interview.
_ Code of peaceful conduct – Read and sign the code of conduct to show your ability and commitment to comply with school rules, procedures, systems of authority and volunteer handbook expectations.
Hmong American Peace Academy, Ltd. is an organization that has been acknowledged by outside auditors as a fiscally responsible organization since its opening year. A part of the school’s fiscal responsibility includes planning initiatives that look with foresight into the needs of the organization in upcoming years as well as partnering with outside organizations to share the burden of educational costs. In this way the school helps to avoid creating the additional burden of raised taxes on the local community who may not be able to give by partnering with those who can. Hmong American Peace Academy, Ltd. invites the greater community and individual donors to join efforts with the school by selecting an area of donation in which they could partner to help create a world class educational opportunity for students here in Milwaukee.
To donate to Hmong American Peace Academy, Ltd. by mail, please send donations to the address below:
4601 North 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225