Local Projects

Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative Project (part of our DPI Grants Collection)

The Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative (MPSI) Project is a new project designed to increase the engagement of family members of MPS students to make decisions regarding their children’s education, by increasing their knowledge of special education law, parental rights, disability identification, IEP process and other special education topics.  The project also aims to work closely with MPS leadership to build positive relationships, communicate effectively, and support parents to become more engaged in supporting the Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention (PBIS) processes in their child’s school building. The project is a discretionary grant by the WI Department of Public Instruction.

Download MPSI Documents:  Family Climate Survey, Family Engagement Survey, Family Guide to PBIS, Family Guide to RtI, Parent Booklist, PBIS Home Documents, PBIS Matrix-Blank, PBIS Home Poster - Bathroom, PBIS Home Poster - Kitchen, PBIS Parent Brochure, RtI Parent Brochure

Download MPSI Documents in Spanish:  Spanish Family Guide to PBIS PowerPoint, Spanish Family Guide to RtI PowerPoint, Spanish PBIS Parent Brochure, Spanish RtI Parent Brochure

Milwaukee County Advocacy Project

The Milwaukee County Advocacy & Consumer Education Grant provides information, support and training to Milwaukee county youth (typically ages 14-21) and their families. The grant targets underserved populations within the City of Milwaukee while also conducting outreach to families in other areas of Milwaukee County. Project activities include trainings for students, parents and educators on self-advocacy and transition, as well as the Youth Leadership Summit for high school students with disabilities. WI FACETS partners with IndependenceFirst, a local independent living center, on this program.