The MA’RUF Center for Youth Innovation is an 8,000 square foot stand alone development center located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Milwaukee’s northwest side. Our Center is equipped with classrooms, a science lab, tech lab, library, counseling center, gaming zone and gym. The facility is adjacent to a park and within two blocks from the Milwaukee School of Excellence. The MA’RUF Center provides a safe, innovative environment leveraging emerging technology such as virtual reality to provide fun, experiential learning opportunities for area youth. MA'RUF is dedicated to improving the quality of life among Milwaukee's most disenfranchised and marginalized communities. Established in 2008 by a multi-disciplinary team of young professionals, MA'RUF has expanded nationally, inspiring hundreds of volunteers and community leaders to partake in its evidence-based programs - from fighting hunger and homelessness to building families by developing strong, successful role models in the most vulnerable communities.
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