Neighborhood Members


These partners are a vital part of the communities they represent and active members of Take Root Milwaukee.


Clarke Square Neighborhood
The Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is committed to improving the quality of life for residents in the Historic Clarke Square Neighborhood. In 2019, they updated the Qualify of Life Plan that strives to honor residents by building on the strong physical and human assets in the community.  Learn more here >>

Muskego Way Neighborhood
Muskego Way Forward has strengthened the neighborhood, created new connections and opportunities, and built on the leadership of dedicated neighbors. This work is resident driven, staffed and supported by Milwaukee Christian Center. The Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was developed by and with neighbors, business owners, and partners in the Muskego Way neighborhood and serves as a guide for individuals and organizations seeking to make a positive impact in the neighborhood.  Learn more here >>

Near West Side Neighborhoods
Located just west of Downtown Milwaukee, the Near West Side, referred to as the “neighborhood of neighborhoods”, is made up of seven separate unique neighborhoods, each with its own history. Home to a wide range of businesses and the five Anchor Institutions, this vibrant area has many jobs, thriving businesses, nonprofit organizations, high performing schools, healthcare institutions, restaurants and entertainment options. The Near West Side, as defined by the City of Milwaukee, is bound by I-43 (east), HWY 175 (west), Vliet Street and Highland Boulevard (north), I-94 (south).
Contact: Dia Henderson at Learn more here >>

Harambee & Riverwest Neighborhoods

Riverworks Development Corporation serves as a catalyst for redevelopment, striving to positively impact area businesses and neighborhood residents. The diverse range of programs we manage together with key partnerships we have established allow us to take a comprehensive approach in our efforts to increase community prosperity in our target areas which include the residential neighborhoods of Harambee and Riverwest. Contact: Clarissa Morales at Learn more here >>

Sherman Park Neighborhood

Sherman Park Community Association represents one of Milwaukee’s oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. They work with the community to champion quality housing, public safety, businesses, and community events. SPCA encourages people to make their home in Sherman Park by marketing its positive aspects of housing and diversity. They also service as a resource for residents around homeownership, home repairs, and beautification.  Learn more here >>

Washington Park Neighborhood

Established in 1962, Rooted & Rising (formerly UMCS) has a deep commitment to and long-standing presence in Milwaukee’s Washington Park neighborhood, where it has provided a wide range of social service programs and assistance to low-income, marginalized families, including affordable housing, community health promotion, community organizing, emergency food pantry and family resource center, social work and childcare. Contact: Adrian Spencer at  Learn more here >>

Burnham Park, Layton Park, & Silver City Neighborhoods
VIA CDC (formerly 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 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. Contact: Cassandra Morales at  Learn more here >>