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NEWS RELEASE Media Contact: Weston Banker   Hmong American Peace Academy Gifted $3 Million from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott MILWAUKEE, November 21, 2022 – The Hmong American Peace Academy (“HAPA”), one of the city’s highest performing schools, today announced that it has received a donation from noted philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott. The gift is part...
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Hmong American Peace Academy Celebrates New High School at Grand Opening Event State-of-the-art high school offers HAPA scholars a 21st Century education and provides a resource center for the greater community MILWAUKEE, October 22, 2021 – The Hmong American Peace Academy (“HAPA”), a charter school in the Milwaukee Public School system recognized as one of the city’s highest...
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  On April 29, also known as Giving Day, the Milwaukee Public Museum gifted 4,000 free memberships to local families. Memberships were given to 184 families from the Hmong American Peace Academy, while 189 went to those from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. “It’s an opportunity to enrich the lives of our...
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  Through free connectivity solutions, AT&T is breaking down barriers to remote learning for the Milwaukee students who need it most. The organization provided 500 free hotspots as well as free internet connectivity to the Hmong American Peace Academy. “Transitioning from a traditional classroom – with paper and pencil – to the use of devices,...
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BizTimes Milwaukee’s inaugural showcase of Notable Minority Executives spotlights accomplished professionals across the region that are helping shape a better future. Among the award program’s first year was honoree Chris Her-Xiong, founder and executive director of HAPA. Read more about her recognition here.  
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HAPA was among this year’s Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s Wisconsin grant recipients. The school was awarded $300,000 to support a capital campaign, a first-tiem grant from the Bradley Foundation. Read more about the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s generous grants at BizTimes Milwaukee.
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The Hmong American Peace Academy was announced as one of the recipients for Northwestern Mutual’s $2.5 million commitment to schools, nonprofits and programming in the city of Milwaukee. These funds will support the company’s newly-evolved philanthropic strategy of investing in educational pathways to close the achievement gap among talented, yet underrepresented students and drive sustainable...
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At an event, HAPA announced construction of its new $30 million high school addition, which is planned to open in fall 2021. Founder and Executive Director Chris Her-Xiong called the new building a tribute, in part, to “the determination of parents and grandparents who desire a better life for their children” and their belief that...
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Once complete, the 99,000 square foot high school can support up to 900 students  The Hmong American Peace Academy celebrated the construction progress of its new 99,000 square foot high school on its main campus at 4601 N. 84th Street in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Park neighborhood. Construction began this summer and is expected to be complete by August 2021.  Joining Chris Her-Xiong,...
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HAPA Main Campus
4601 North 84th Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Primary School Phone: 414-383-4944
Middle School Phone: 414-383-4740
High School Phone: 414-797-2223

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8202 West Denver Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53223
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