Students at Browning Elementary will soon have a revitalized greenhouse to engage in hands-on learning experiences!
This Browning Elementary Greenhouse Revitalization Project will be a three-year project led by Dr. Mike Carriere, an MSOE professor, MSOE honors students, and students from Browning, Thurston Woods, and Kluge elementary schools. Their work will be supported by volunteers from Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB).
They will all work to transform the curren
Mayor Tom Barrett addressed the citizens of Milwaukee in the annual State of the City address this Monday, February 26th. In the address, the mayor took time to applaud the redevelopment of the Westlawn neighborhood and to highlight the inspiring story of former HACM resident - and new homeowner - Alysia Mullins (shown above with HACM Secretary-Executive Director Tony Pérez). Alysia found housing stability at Westlawn in 2012 and used HACM programs to move to self-sufficiency
Members of the Westlawn Best Babies Zone (BBZ) coalition traveled to the national BBZ conference in Oakland, CA in January. BBZ is an innovative, multi-sector approach to reducing infant mortality and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
Last fall, Westlawn was selected as one of nine communities across the nation to receive best practice technical assistance from the BBZ team to improve birth and health outcomes by mobilizing communities to address the social determinan
A new episode of “Around the Corner with John McGivern” aired this past month and it focused on the Havenwoods neighborhood! McGivern has spent parts of the past 6 years traveling around Wisconsin to highlight the amazing communities we have. He recently stopped by Havenwoods and spent time at some amazing Choice Neighborhood assets; Havenwoods State Forest, Kallas Honey, Westlawn Gardens, Milwaukee's Asian Public Market, and more. A special screening of the show was done at
The Westlawn Resident Council's "I Love Westlawn" reunion potluck, held on February 14th, brought together friends and family of Westlawn to celebrate the memories created there and to think about what the future holds for Westlawn Gardens.
Participants shared their favorite foods and music, re-connected with old friends, had Valentine's Day photos taken, and even won some prizes!
Many thanks to Jackie Burrell & Delicia Morris for their vision and organization, the volunt