First Quarter 2017

Increasing economic opportunities

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women: $40,000 to support advocacy efforts for “social good” requirements within the city of Milwaukee’s programming that would encourage employers bidding on city contracts to maintain hiring policies that increase economic opportunities for previously incarcerated individuals, provide a living wage and enhance the quality of jobs within the city.

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership: $28,030 for Operation: High Expectations, a program that provides comprehensive education and workforce services to youth ages 14 to 24 in the Westlawn development area so that they are prepared for family sustaining careers.

Wisconsin Community Services: $7,500 to support a warming room during the winter for homeless individuals at Feeding His Flock.

Promoting racial equity and inclusion

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation: $40,000 to promote civic engagement within Milwaukee by providing civil liberties and civil rights training and holding public forums in African American and Latino neighborhoods.

Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion: $40,000 to cover costs associated with holding a series of facilitated listening sessions between residents and police in Harambee, Metcalfe Park, Amani, Clarke Square and Sherman Park neighborhoods to increase understanding, change perceptions and repair relationships between law enforcement and communities of color in Milwaukee.

Strengthening Education

UWM Foundation: $35,000 to support stipends for retired urban teachers who will provide coaching to 18 pre-service high school teachers through their first full year in the classroom.

Schools That Can Milwaukee: $30,000 to provide salaries for leadership coaches who will support school leaders in 11 MPS, private and charter schools.

Seton Catholic Schools: $30,000 to support the work of master teachers who will provide coaching, with an intensive focus on reading and math instruction, for classroom teachers in its nine schools.

Teach for America: $30,000 to support coaching of summer school teachers during Teach for America’s seven-week summer institute.

Strengthening Neighborhoods

Metcalfe Park Community Bridges: $25,000 for continued support of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, a federally funded neighborhood initiative, in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood. The program will continue to work with a core group of residents to build infrastructure to formalize a neighborhood association that will shape activities and events that strengthen Metcalfe Park.

Regional vitality

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County: $50,000 to support the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative Collaborative’s 2017 program cycle.

Housing Action Coalition of Waukesha County: $25,000 to support an emergency shelter program for homeless men in Waukesha County.

Sojourner Family Peace Center: $10,000 to support planning of a healing center that will include healing services, employment through a social enterprise and housing for clients.

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