We are a community center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin for middle and high school students of Ozaukee County to:
What We Do
Provide a venue for students to explore various areas of talent and interest through events such as concerts, speakers, and workshops, and enrichment in educational support, the arts, local and global outreach
Meet the Staff
Sarah loves coffee and people and creating spaces where both can coexist.
Community Development Director
John coordinates all tutoring efforts and has a passion for peppermint tea.
Café SupervisorMaria is our newest member, and she can’t wait to bring our café to life.
Lindsay has a love for indie music and a heart to make people feel welcome.
High school students & friends of the community
Board of Directors
Warren Simonson – Chairman
Dave Smith – Vice Chairman
Jack Lee – Treasurer
Renie Rathke – Secretary
Sarah Rennicke – TSU Director
John Duba – Community Development Director
TSU has a governing Board of Directors that oversees all operational oversight, financial stewardship and community growth and engagement.
We partner with the Ozaukee County schools and many nonprofits around the county, such as:
Portal, Inc. (Grafton)
Host activities for their transitioning-age youth ie. paint days and creating Christmas decorations for our space, also providing time for socialization and community building with one another.
Mel’s Charities (Grafton)
Our students painted piggy banks, which are a staple of Mel’s Charities, to be used at fundraising events and create awareness for their mission and service.
Stories of impact
Lives are already being impacted, like one sophomore at Grafton High School. She comes in and goes straight to her tutoring session with a brusque acknowledgement of us as she passes. But when her session is finished, she settles in at the café counter, pulls out her sketchbook and charcoals, and begins to draw cups and lights and tables. She shades as she talks to Sarah, one of our baristas, every Wednesday about school, its girls and all their drama, finding the attention of guys and she doesn’t know how to handle it, and how she’s passionate to change the criminal justice system. She opens up week after week, and Sarah pours into her, asks probing questions and digs under the surface.
Or the freshman living in Cedarburg who travels to Marquette High School each day for school, who comes in with a willingness to learn and listen to his mentors. Sometimes I help him with English and writing, and while I ask questions, he tells me his thoughts and learning styles, what he likes to do, how he works hard while working to find his place as a high schooler.