TransCenter for Youth began working with “at-risk”
and adjudicated youth in 1969. In May of 1973, TransCenter
registered as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Wisconsin and was recognized as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization
by the Internal Revenue Service in the fall of that year.
Today, TransCenter for Youth operates five schools in Milwaukee: Shalom High School, NOVA, El Puente High School, Escuela Verde, and NOVA Tech. TransCenter’s schools
have been visited and studied by educators from Russia,
Japan, Germany, Great Britain, South Africa and from all over
the United States. They have been featured in articles and
books published by the National Center on Education and
the Economy, Jobs for the Future, the Academy for Educational Development, the National Network for Youth, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Carnegie Reporter, and
Holistic Education Press.