Get to Know Your Neighborhood
Milwaukee is a thriving city with historic architecture and nieghborhoods for everyone. From opportunities to enjoy the shoreline of Lake Michigan, to a thriving culture and arts scene, and award winning parks, Milwaukee is an affordable place in the Midwest to call home. Our neighborhoods are vibrant centers of culture and economic activity, as well as affordable places for families to live and work. Listed below are resources that will assist you and your family to explore Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Each unique neighborhood has a rich history and an engaging community that is sure to appeal to a variety of people.
Agape Community Center is a nonprofit community
center in northwest Milwaukee. In the spirit of compassion and social
justice, Agape Community Center is committed to helping build community
in area neighborhoods so everyone can thrive. The organization offers
programming for residents,
businesses and institutions in the Thurston Woods, Old North Milwaukee
and Fairfield neighborhoods, between 43rd Street and Teutonia
Avenue, and between Green Tree Road and Villard Avenue. These area
provided generations of Milwaukeeans with their first experience of
homeownership in distinctive tree-lined blocks, showcasing a diverse
array of charming architectural styles and surrounded by numerous
beautiful parks. Agape is a member of the Milwaukee Healthy Neighborhood
Visit the Take Root Thurston Wood, Old North Milwaukee and Fairfield Neighborhood Page
Contact: Tanya Fonseca, Neighborhood Coordinator at 414-464-4440 x239, email@example.com or visit our website to learn more.
Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is part of the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is a commitment to improve the quality of life in the Historic Clarke Square Neighborhood. In 2010, they completed a Qualify of Life Plan that strives to honor residents by building on the strong physical and human assets in the community.
ContactVeronica Ortiz, Housing Coordinator at 414-647-0548 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Havenwoods Community is a Neighborhood centered near Silver
Spring Drive and 60th Street with an incredible amount to offer for
prospective residents. Within the neighborhood's boundaries lie the
237-acre Havenwoods State Park. Additionally, In the heart of
Havenwoods lies a vibrant industrial corridor that includes more than
150 businesses and stretches over 2 square miles. The size and scale
of the companies within Havenwoods vary from locally owned, family
businesses to large international corporations such as Brady
Corporation. Our service area reaches from 43rd
St. to 76th St. and from Silver Spring Dr. to Good Hope Rd.
Visit the Take Root Havenwoods Neighborhood Page
Contact: Jessica Noth, Healthy Neighborhood Coordinator at 414-431-2271 or email@example.com. Visit us at www.havenwoods.org to learn more.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors is a non-profit community development organization dedicated to
revitalizing some of the most diverse, interesting, and exciting
neighborhoods in the City. Milwaukee's Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park
neighborhoods, LBWN serves residents between Layton Boulevard (27th)
and Miller Park Way (43rd) and between Pierce Street (the Menomonee
Valley) and Lincoln Avenue on Milwaukee's near southwest side. LBWN is
proud to be a Milwaukee Healthy Neighborhood.
Visit the Take Root Layton Boulevard Neighborhood Page
Contact: Will Sebern, Community Outreach Manager at 414-385-5300 or visit www.lbwn.org to learn more.
Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA) is a neighborhood-based organization composed of residents, businesses and institutions, whose purpose is to identify and publicize the advantages of living in Sherman Park. They work to educate the Milwaukee community about the neighborhood, improve communications within and outside the community concerning schools, housing, public safety, business and other needs and concerns, and to explore and further promote innovative projects that will initiate actions furthering integrated urban living. SPCA is a member of the Healthy Neighborhood Initative and has an active housing and foreclosure outreach initiative.
Contact Wendy Hamilton, Healthy Neighborhood Program Coordinator at 414-444-9803 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation is a national organization with a community focus. In collaboration with local community development groups, LISC Milwaukee staff help identify priorities and challenges, delivering the most appropriate support to meet local needs. LISC-Milwaukee's Sustainable Communities Initiative promotes the following neighborhoods:
The Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative involves Harambee residents creating a vision for their community and determining priorities. The plan includes physical, social, and economic improvements that address quality of life issues as well as neighborhood resources and collaboration opportunities.
Washington Park Partners (WPP) is part of a comprehensive planning process that LISC is spearheading in the Washington Park neighborhood along with numerous other community partners. WPP relies heavily on a strategy pioneered by the Comprehensive Community Revitalization Program (CCRP) in the South Bronx and adopted by NCI (New Communities Initiative) in Chicago that calls for “bottom-up” resident-led planning and leadership development.
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