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History, Vision & Mission
The La Causa Charter School mascot is the Eagle. The mascot was created by an 8th grade student, Jorge Flores, from the class of 2011.
In 1972, Clementina Castro helped to found a small day care center on the south side of Milwaukee. La Causa, Inc. grew over the next three decades, and in 2003 La Causa opened La Causa Charter School, a K5-8th grade, bilingual school chartered by Milwaukee Public Schools. Our school is a beacon of learning and inspiration for 650 students and their families, more than 93 percent of whom live under the federal poverty threshold. While many schools have in recent years cut back on budgets and services, La Causa Charter School is growing strategically. The school recently added new robotics, engineering, arts, music, and language programs to deliver the best education possible to students, regardless of their parents’ financial status or ethnic background.
La Causa Charter School's mission is to provide innovative, foundational, and culturally rich academic programs, focused on Fine Arts and Vocational Education, Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language, while engaging the entire family in their children’s educational experience.
La Causa Charter School's vision is to prepare all students within a safe and stimulating environment for a successful educational journey so students will succeed in a diverse and ever changing society. Students will be given the tools to make positive choices, thus exhibiting the school’s high standards; and instill in them, a foundation that will provide valuable experiences that foster motivation and create life-long learners who will become productive members of society.