Last week, we held a neighborhood huddle and dessert swap at Carmen Northwest High School for residents to discuss ways to build community through creative placemaking!
Dozens of residents, business owners and non-profit leaders came together to share their ideas for how we can build stronger connections between the people and the special places of the area, like Carmen Playfield, Westlawn Gardens Park, McGovern Park and Schoenecker Park. If you weren't able to make it, b
The redevelopment of Westlawn Gardens is creating new opportunities for the youth in our communities to gain workforce skills and job training. One great example is the YouthBuild construction training crew managed by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM). Recently, nine young adults were able to participate in the installation of the underground stormwater detention system in the Westlawn Gardens neighborhood, working hand-in-hand with seasoned construction t
Havenwoods is a vibrant, diverse community that is uniquely positioned to enjoy the vitality and convenience of urban living, in an area accented with natural greenery. It is a key neighborhood within the Choice Neighborhood Initiative area, and it is strengthened and supported by Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation (HEDC).
HEDC, a key CNI partner, uses a variety of strategies to promote the revitalization of Havenwoods and focuses on economic development, community
Milwaukee County Parks recently unveiled new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible restrooms at McGovern Park as part of County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor’s Night Out event.
This summer, McGovern Park also made upgrades to the picnic shelter, the basketball courts and received a new orchard courtesy of the Milwaukee Bucks. #McGovernPark #Neighborhood
Rose Sandrone is a mother to two adult children and has lived in Havenwoods for more than 40 years. She is very active in community meetings and works closely with the Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation. This interest in community leadership and working to help others comes naturally, as Rose’s mother was active in the Peace Corps for years.
Rose’s favorite thing about the neighborhood is the connections she has made with people and becoming more socially involved
A key component of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative is developing high-quality, mixed-income housing throughout the CNI area. If you’ve been in and around the area, you’ve no doubt noticed quite a lot of activity at Westlawn! Here are a few things to look forward to: Victory Manor will soon be under construction on the corner of 68th and Silver Spring. It will include 60 units of veteran preference housing and will also include supportive services provided by the Center for
The Havenwoods BID is launching a program to help employees make down payments to buy neighborhood houses in the Havenwoods area. Learn more about the program in this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. #MediaCoverage #Housing
Check out this great story of students and the Milwaukee Police Department having fun at the Milwaukee County Zoo! Thanks to a partnership between MPD, CNI partner Lighthouse Youth Center, and Journey House, MPD and kids can start building healthy relationships in our city. #People #MediaCoverage
Join us for this opportunity to help make decisions about what happens in your neighborhood!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM Carmen Northwest School
5496 N. 72nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53218 TOPIC: Building Community through gathering places RSVP TO: Paul Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.224.0528 DESSERT SWAP: Do you have a favorite snack or dessert? Bring it along to share with neighbors!
(Not required, but appreciated.) NEW? Haven't attended these meeti
Choice Neighborhoods recently hosted a community baby shower. The event offered new and expecting parents access to resources to keep their kids safe and healthy, along with gifts of everyday items that are truly appreciated by parents making ends meet on a limited budget. Sponsors and educational presenters included UnitedHealthcare; Strong Baby Sanctuary; the Milwaukee Health Department; Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Safe Kids Wisconsin with car seat safety information