Area Organizations and Submission Form

Ridding Racism in Milwaukee will take a collective effort. The Table of Contents below lists organizations who support anti-racism initiatives/services. Click on any organization to link to their websites for more information. 

If your organization wants to be included in this list, please submit your information on the form below.

Click on an Organization (below) to get more information (listed on the right)

Contents

  1. 1 16th Street Community Health Centers Prevention Department
  2. 2 9to5
  3. 3 African American Chamber of Commerce
  4. 4 America's Black Holocaust Museum
  5. 5 American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU) 
  6. 6 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee
  7. 7 Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate
  8. 8 Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin
  9. 9 Catholics for Peace and Justice
  10. 10 Center for Urban Population Health
  11. 11 Centro Hispano Milwaukee (Council for the Spanish Speaking)
  12. 12 Citizen Action of Wisconsin
  13. 13 City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission
  14. 14 City of Milwaukee Safe Zones Initiative
  15. 15 City on a Hill
  16. 16 Coalition for Justice
  17. 17 Common Ground
  18. 18 Community Advocates
  19. 19 Educator's Network for Social Justice 
  20. 20 Ex Fabula
  21. 21 EXPO (EX-Prisoners Organizing)
  22. 22 Frank P. Zeidler Center for Public Discussion
  23. 23 Friends of Milwaukee's Downtown Forest
  24. 24 Greater Together Milwaukee
  25. 25 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  26. 26 Hmong American Friendship Association
  27. 27 Hmong American Women’s Association
  28. 28 Hmong Nationalities Organization
  29. 29 Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee
  30. 30 Indian Council for the Elderly
  31. 31 Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee 
  32. 32 Interfaith Older Adult Programs
  33. 33 James Place
  34. 34 Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation
  35. 35 Justice Encounter Milwaukee
  36. 36 League of United Latin American Citizens - Wisconsin
  37. 37 League of Young Voters
  38. 38 MacCanon Brown
  39. 39 Metropolitan MKE Fair Housing Council
  40. 40 Milwaukee Be the Change Initiative
  41. 41 Milwaukee Boys to Men Coalition
  42. 42 Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) 
  43. 43 Milwaukee County Community Justice Council 
  44. 44 Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families 
  45. 45 Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
  46. 46 Milwaukee Succeeds 
  47. 47 Milwaukee Urban League 
  48. 48 Mothers for Justice United
  49. 49 Muslim American Society
  50. 50 NAACP Milwaukee 
  51. 51 Neighborhood Leadership Institute (Cardinal Stritch) 
  52. 52 Newaukee
  53. 53 Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
  54. 54 Northwestern Mutual Employee Resource Groups
  55. 55 Pearls for Teen Girls
  56. 56 Pipeline to Promise
  57. 57 Public Allies Milwaukee
  58. 58 Public Policy Forum
  59. 59 Reproductive Justice Collective 
  60. 60 Rethinking Schools 
  61. 61 Robert Hernandez Center 
  62. 62 Running Rebels
  63. 63 Schools and Communities United
  64. 64 SET Ministry
  65. 65 Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)- Milwaukee 
  66. 66 Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
  67. 67 Supermarket Legends
  68. 68 True Skool 
  69. 69 Unitarian Universalist Church West
  70. 70 United Community Centers
  71. 71 United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
  72. 72 Unity in Motion
  73. 73 Urban Roots, Inc.
  74. 74 Urban Underground 
  75. 75 UWM Center for Urban Development 
  76. 76 Violence Prevention Initiative Milwaukee
  77. 77 Voces De La Frontera 
  78. 78 Wisconsin Green Muslims
  79. 79 Wisconsin Voices
  80. 80 Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network
  81. 81 YWCA Southeast Wisconsin



























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16th Street Community Health Centers Prevention Department

We provide free services to people of color to educate them on their Sexual Health and provide STI/HIV Screenings as well.

9to5

9to5’s mission is to build a movement for economic justice, by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions.

African American Chamber of Commerce

AACCW supports the growth and sustainability of African American owned businesses through access to capital, advocacy, business development, and strategic partnerships and promotes economic and educational vibrancy in communities of color. Activities: Loans finds and Outreach /Educational events.

America's Black Holocaust Museum

ABHM builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promotes racial repair, reconciliation, and healing. We envision a society that remembers its past in order to shape a better future – a nation undivided by race where every person matters equally. Activities: Virtual Museum, events, Education

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU) 

The ACLU of Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national ACLU and is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. The ACLU of Wisconsin has 7,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents. Activities: Education/ Advocacy/ Legal help.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  All children achieve success in life.  Activities: Adult/child nurturing relationships

Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate

National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and their families through education and advocacy. Our specific goals for Black children and their families were to: implement and provide services to enhance their quality of life, assess public policies impacting them, and develop/ strengthen/recommend policy changes for their betterment. Activities: Recognition Events/ Lobbying Congress.

Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin

A group of local organizations and individuals whose collaborative goal is to address the health problems of African Americans. The primary objective of the Coalition is to improve the health status of African Americans in the State of Wisconsin and to ensure equitable and comprehensive healthcare for all people. Activities: Community Outreach/Educational Events

Catholics for Peace and Justice

Catholics for Peace and Justice strives to nurture faith in action for peace and justice for all people through prayer, education, and social action. Our belief and actions are grounded in Sacred Scripture and the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching.
Initiated Zeidler Center dialogues on segregation

Advancing population health research and education to improve the health of urban communities. To be a destination where researchers can lead innovative, community-connected urban population health research and education. Activities: Coordinates health/educators/professionals/public needs; Education, advocacy.

Centro Hispano Milwaukee (Council for the Spanish Speaking)

The Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. advocates on behalf of Latinos and the socially and economically challenged. It offers programs in education, housing and human services to improve quality of life for families, children, youth, and the aging; promotes cultural, racial and linguistic understanding; and community planning and development supportive of social and economic equity. Activities: Education/ Housing/ Bi-lingual Social Services.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is an issue focused coalition of individuals and organizations committed to achieving social, economic, and environmental justice.Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizes people to make Wisconsin a better place to live and work. 

City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission

Mission: Promote racial, social and economic equity to the residents of Milwaukee. Vision: "A Milwaukee where opportunity is abundant and accessible to all." This mission includes a commitment to: Building safe and healthy neighborhoods; Increasing investment and economic vitality throughout Milwaukee; Improving workforce development and connecting more citizens to family support jobs; Helping children succeed, prepare for post-secondary education and meet their full potential;Promoting racial, social and economic equity for all; and Sustaining, enhancing and promoting Milwaukee’s natural and environmental assets.

City of Milwaukee Safe Zones Initiative

The objective of Safe Zone Initiative is to implement place based community revitalization and unification strategies that eradicate high activity in violence, blight, and incarceration, which leads to becoming a prosperous and safe neighborhood. Our mission is to connect our community to resources and opportunities, the land, and each other. 

City on a Hill

City on a Hill is a faith-based non-profit organization with a mission to transform the lives of children and families in the central city, and to equip and engage people from across Wisconsin to contribute to that transformation.  Our goals are:
1. To alleviate the symptoms of poverty by providing support, compassion, and resources to meet the immediate needs of people living in poverty in our neighborhood;
2. To break the cycle of poverty by equipping central city youth with a new vision for their future and the skills, values and support system necessary to end generational poverty in their families;
3. To train and engage others in the solutions to poverty and in dialogue about social justice and racial disparities in Milwaukee and in their own communities.

Coalition for Justice

The Coalition for Justice is an organization committed to action for justice. Our mission is to inspire courage and build a movement to transform the city of Milwaukee by awakening, strategizing, and mobilizing the community. .

Common Ground

Common Ground is a community organization of 40,000 with a history of creating significant change in Southeastern Wisconsin. The organization works to develop solutions to our communities’ toughest problems – together. This is done through Issue Campaigns. They bring the city and the suburbs together to identify issues, do the homework, get specific about what to do, take action and win.

Community Advocates

Community Advocates serves to provide individuals and families with advocacy and services to meet their basic needs so they may live in dignity. The organization operates roughly 60 different programs, ranging a wide span of services and needs.

Educator's Network for Social Justice 

An organization of educators including classroom teachers, teacher educators, and community activists, who strive for educational justice. They work to protect the right of all students to a quality and equitable public education by promoting social justice curricula, cultivating political understanding, and mobilizing for collective actions to create change. 

Ex Fabula

Ex Fabula is committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula Fellows are community members who use personal stories to inspire community-led dialogue around some of the most pressing issues in the Greater Milwaukee area–segregation and economic and racial inequality

EXPO (EX-Prisoners Organizing)

EXPO works to end mass incarceration, eliminate all forms of structural discrimination against formerly incarcerated people, and restore formerly incarcerated people to full participation in the life of communities.

The mission of the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion is to foster civil dialogue and invite trust in the midst of differences. The Zeidler Center organizes civil dialogues and trainings for individuals, groups, and communities to decrease polarization, improve communication, and foster relationships or cooperation where differences may lead to conflicts. We also develop programming to expand public understanding about topics relevant to individual, community, or global well-being.

Friends of Milwaukee's Downtown Forest

The purpose of Friends of Milwaukee’s Downtown Forest is to envision, design, advocate, and install Permaculture based Urban Edible Forests in metropolitan Milwaukee. This design shall incorporate permaculture guilds as models for others to replicate. FMDF will seek individuals, non-profits, advocacy groups, businesses, and government partners to accomplish this goal.

Greater Together Milwaukee

Greater Together Milwaukee's mission is to inspire creative industry professionals to use their talents to design a more diverse future. This includes: Start with ourselves — our organizations, industries, businesses and the work we do everyday; Create campaigns that increase awareness and deeper understanding of the issues of racial inequity;

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Advocates and promotes the business development and advancement of Hispanic and other small- to mid-sized enterprise businesses and for others through education, advocacy, training, networking, personal empowerment, workforce development and numerous other programs and services. Activities: Networking events/ training programs (welding, transportation)

Hmong American Friendship Association

The Hmong American Friendship Association Inc., is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Southeast Asian Refugee families in the Greater Milwaukee area by promoting self sufficiency and the preservation of our cultural heritage. Activities:Family support, Youth programs, Outreach

Hmong American Women’s Association

The Hmong American Women’s Association, Inc (HAWA) located in Milwaukee, WI is committed to providing safe spaces for those who identify as Hmong women and girls, while also championing Hmong women-led advocacy initiatives that promote the safety, dignity, and leadership of Hmong women and their families.

Hmong Nationalities Organization

HNO believes that Hmong people must affirm faith in our nationalities, heritage, and common identity and work to grow capacity, vitality, security, and prosperity. We must promote access and opportunities and rise above cultural, socio-economic, educational, and political barriers to meet our people’s need and challenges; to promote our identity and culture; to invest in our progress and prosperity; and o advance our collective best interest. Activities: Workshops, Annual Convention, cultural preservation. 

Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee

The Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee convened to draft recommendations aimed at improving the local response to human trafficking. Community feedback led to the formation of subcommittees to address four specific areas of concern: public awareness, service provision, education, and legislation.

Indian Council for the Elderly

The Indian Council of the Elderly (I.C.E) is a non-profit charitable organization, incorporated in 1980. It has since 1980 been a contracted provider funded by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging to provide Nutrition and Social Services to primarily Milwaukee’s Native American Elders (aged 45 and older), as well as any Senior aged 60 years or older. Activities: Elderly Nutrition and Celebrations

Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee 

13 member denominations and faiths dialogue to build relationships, conduct educational programs to foster public understanding and tolerance, and work together on social-justice issues

Interfaith Older Adult Programs

Interfaith Older Adult Programs provides life-changing services to Milwaukee-area seniors. We believe people of all ages should be treated with respect and dignity and be valued for their contributions. Ensuring independence and physical and social engagement, Interfaith helps older adults lead safe and active lives. Activities: Events, Counseling, Programming for needs

James Place

Three community resource centers called James Place are supported by Elmbrook Church and other local churches. In addition, James Place Waukesha offers Immigration Services. The mission of James Place Ministries is “Building relationships, responding to needs and offering hope in word and deed, in the name of Jesus. Activities: Help with Housing, Job searches, Resume writing, Computer assistance, and Medical/Dental/Vision pursuits.

Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

JCRC builds strategic relationships to protect and defend Jews and others from discrimination, and to work together to make the world more just. JCRC envisions a just community that reflects the best of American and Jewish values, and works to influence public policy, mobilize the Jewish community, and work with allies on issues of public policy and public affairs. Its Hours Against Hate program works with youth to build relationships along lines of difference.

Justice Encounter Milwaukee

Mostly Catholic social service organizations that do justice education work with volunteers that are working together to add anti-racism work to our curriculum so that volunteers get exposure to the structural nature of racism in our society as well as the small ways we can interrupt racism on a personal level.

League of United Latin American Citizens - Wisconsin

The nations oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization. The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. Activities: Assistance, Internships, Youth programs.

League of Young Voters

The League of Young Voters Education Fund builds leaders, networks and movements in low income and non-college communities. During election years we register and mobilize our peers to the polls, and during non-election years we train and prepare leaders to participate and lead civic campaigns that build power and access for the Millennial Generation. We have worked with a wide variety of partners including Urban Underground, Running Rebels, 9to5, NAACP, and Citizen Action.

MacCanon Brown

Creating a Citywide daytime sanctuary and multi-resource center in the 53206 zip code with core values includiing solidarity, community and dignity.

Metropolitan MKE Fair Housing Council

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is a private non-profit organization that operates a full-service fair housing program. MMFHC serves Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Dane, Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago and Calumet Counties, the City of Fond du Lac, and conducts out-of-service-area activities as well.

Milwaukee Be the Change Initiative

The BE the CHANGE Literacy, Life Skills and Leadership Program is a collaborative partnership project of the Milwaukee Boys to Men Coalition, Milwaukee Public Schools and the City of Milwaukee designed to engage the broader Milwaukee community in supporting the cultural, social and academic success and achievement of at-risk young black male students. 

Milwaukee Boys to Men Coalition

The Milwaukee Boys to Men Coalition (MBMC) is a community based cooperative resource intermediary organization and provider network of organizations and individuals working with boys and men in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) 

A multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues. "Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that have an impact on the community and on the members of MICAH congregations. MICAH’s goal is to empower people to act together in pursuit of justice, and to organize so that people of many traditions can come together to speak with one voice for justice. 

Milwaukee County Community Justice Council 

A team of justice system professionals working toward a fair justice system. The Milwaukee Community Justice Council (MCJC), created by Milwaukee County Board resolution in 2007, is made up of Milwaukee-area criminal justice agencies and local governments working collaboratively to ensure a fair, efficient, and effective justice system that enhances public safety and quality of life in our community. The Council is governed by an Executive Committee made up representatives of each participating organization and is chaired by the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Chief Judge..

Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families 

A United Way initiative dedicated to closing the black-white gap in birth outcomes. This innovative community-academic collaboration is designed to improve community conditions that lead to healthier birth outcomes among African American families in Beloit, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine. These four cities in southeastern Wisconsin account for 90 percent of African American births in the state.

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

NNS covers stories that are important to the people who live, work and serve in city neighborhoods, on topics such as education, public safety, economic development, health and wellness, environment, recreation, employment, youth development and housing. A project of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM), NNS traces its origins to the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative..

Milwaukee Succeeds 

Community-wide collaboration to improve education outcomes in Milwaukee for every child in every school - from cradle to career. The work of Milwaukee Succeeds actually happens in our Collaborative Action Networks Networks include key partners that work with our kids, schools, and families to implement promising practices and evaluate their effectiveness. The projects described here are efforts our networks have taken to address specific target areas that networks partners have identified as key to improving outcomes.

Milwaukee Urban League 

Provides skill development and support to help African Americans achieve their full potential. The Milwaukee Urban League's mission is to provide essential services, strong results-oriented programming, to those who share with all of us a desire to be productive, contributing members of the community. A dedicated team of staff, volunteers, sponsors, and the Board open doors to information, skill development and other support to help African Americans achieve their full potential and participate in the social mainstream, to secure economic self-sufficiency, parity and power, and civil rights.

Mothers for Justice United

Support Mothers and Family who have lost loved ones, killed in Milwaukee. Founded by Maria Hamilton after the murder of her son Dontre by a Milwaukee police officer on April 30, 2014, we are a group of mothers whose children were taken from us by police and racist vigilante violence. Together we fight for justice for our children and for our communities.Activities: Rally, Outreach

Muslim American Society

To move people to strive for God consciousness, liberty, and justice, and to convey Islam with utmost clarity. Activities: Classes in Arabic Studies

NAACP Milwaukee 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Vision: The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. 

Neighborhood Leadership Institute (Cardinal Stritch) 

Works to improve Milwaukee neighborhoods. "LISC Milwaukee transforms distressed urban neighborhoods into healthy communities of choice and opportunity — great places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government, and philanthropic resources on behalf of local neighborhoods, providing loans, grants and equity investments, policy support, and the technical and manage­ment assistance needed to achieve their goals.

Newaukee

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that changes the way people connect. NEWaukee’s programs and initiatives motivate Milwaukeeans to look critically at the city in which we live, to realize its potential and to empower folks to shape a city of which we all want to be a part. We hope that whether you’re new to Milwaukee or simply ready to look at Milwaukee through a new lens, NEWaukee can help you fall in love with this city.

Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee

Our Mission: Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee is a catalyst promoting the interests and enhancing the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in southeast Wisconsin. Our Vision: A vibrant and healthy community is strengthened by a thriving nonprofit sector. Services include training and consulting, nonprofit jobs, volunteer opportunities, financial management, data and demographics.

Northwestern Mutual Employee Resource Groups

The employee resource groups (ERGs) at Northwestern Mutual, like those in some other local companies, work to advance diversity and inclusion by focusing on improving culture, community, career, and commerce. The African American ERG was the first ERG at NM, founded in 2011. Must be an employee of NM to be a member, but many events occur in the community and are open to others.

The Parenting Network

The Parenting Network works to empower anyone in a parenting role -- mothers, fathers, grandparents or other relatives raising children, whether stepparents, foster parents, adoptive parents -- to provide a safe and nurturing home for their children. Many services are free, voluntary, confidential and easily accessible. Outcome and demographic information can be found in annual report.

Pearls for Teen Girls

PEARLS for Teen Girls is improving quality of life and strengthening our community one girl at a time by empowering young women with self-development tools, guidance and support to strive for better, brighter futures by living out the PEARLS values: Personal Responsibility, Empathy, Awareness, Respect, Leadership and Support.

Pipeline to Promise

The Pipeline to Promise is a collaborative movement between community organizations, businesses, governmental agencies and community leaders that addresses the needs of Milwaukee’s young adults.  The mission of the project is to provide job/skills training, employment opportunities, scholarships, life skills training, and access to community resources and housing.  The overall goal of the partnership is to reduce poverty and joblessness, while assisting individuals with reaching their full potential.

Public Allies Milwaukee

Allies change their lives and our community through a rigorous AmeriCorps program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofits with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching and critical reflection. We provide all of this through a nationally recognized approach that’s rooted in a practice of values.

Public Policy Forum

The Public Policy Forum is a private, non-profit, independent research organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of public policy decision-making in southeast Wisconsin. Our research and facilitation activities encourage elected officials and community leaders to find effective, data-driven solutions to pressing policy challenges, and promote productive, nonpartisan discussion among the public and private sectors.

Reproductive Justice Collective 

Increasing the engagement and leadership of women of color to on reproductive rights. The mission of the Collective is to increase engagement and leadership among women of color to transform systems and policies in ways that remove intersecting barriers to good health outcomes. Our overall goal is for women of color to hold leadership positions that allow them to fully participate in analysis and decisions related to reproductive justice.

Rethinking Schools 

Publishes educational materials with an emphasis on urban schools and race issues. Our Mission: Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazine, books, and other resources promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. 

Robert Hernandez Center 

The Roberto Hernández Center is dedicated to serving Latino students at UWM as well as the Latino population of southeastern Wisconsin through a three-pronged mission: to provide academic services that promote Latino student success, to engage in outreach to the Latino community and beyond and to support applied research pertinent to Latinos.

Running Rebels

Helping Milwaukee’s central city youth reach their highest potential.

Schools and Communities United

Schools and Communities United is a coalition to defend and improve our public schools, building upon the legacies and historic victories of public education and civil rights activists. The coalition is comprised of community, educator, civic, student, labor and religious organizations. We work collaboratively, with a commitment to strengthening relationships among member groups. The coalition is committed to a long-term, multi-pronged approach that frames issues as part of a broader progressive agenda. 

SET Ministry

SET builds pathways to increased self-sufficiency for 4,000 children, parents and grandparents in central-city Milwaukee by inspiring hope through healing, uncovering capabilities, and redefining life. Mission: SET leads people to discover and act on their own capabilities for self-sufficiency, through a blend of science and compassion.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)- Milwaukee 

A group of people in Milwaukee who are undertaking the work of challenging and dismantling racism by calling in white people to learn, organize and act against white supremacy. We are organizing ourselves in order to be better co-conspirators against white supremacy and more useful agents in the fight against racism and racial injustice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, we seek to move white people to act against white supremacy and whiteness with passion and accountability.

Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

The Sikh Temple of WI is organized to promote the principles & ideals of the Sikh religion regardless of color, creed, race, or national origin. The Sikh Temple is devoted to the principles and the ideals of Sikhism.

Supermarket Legends

We are all about politically empowering the Milwaukee community by working directly with the community.

True Skool 

Uses urban arts to engage youth in social justice. "TRUE Skool’s mission is to use the urban arts as a tool to engage youth in social justice, leadership and workforce development. TRUE Skool offers an after-school and summer Urban Arts Program. In addition to the our main youth serving program, TRUE Skool also offers other services such as workshops, community service projects, commissioned art/mural projects, dance performances, and special events. 

Unitarian Universalist Church West

We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation whose principles support "the inherent worth and dignity of all people," which has inspired us to be involved in racial justice work throughout our history. We have recently taken a congregation vote to publicly support the Black Lives Matter movement through education and action efforts. We are allied with the other Unitarian Universalist congregations in the greater Milwaukee area in engaging in racial justice work.

United Community Centers

To provide programs to Latinos and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services. The UCC assists individuals to achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development and by promoting high academic standards in all of its educational programs.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in Education, Income and Health. We believe diversity goes beyond visible differences and affirms the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to Live United.

Unity in Motion

Unity in Motion is a nonprofit organization that makes a long-term commitment to Milwaukee's central city youth - from adolescence all the way through early adulthood - to foster personal development and provide educational support. We call our long-term commitment The Promise. Our program is built on strong partnerships.

Urban Roots, Inc.

Urban Roots is a faith-based organization whose mission is creating pathways that increase wellness and self-sufficiency in the community. Our vision is a healthy community empowered by God.

Urban Underground 

Programs that encourage youth-led social change. Urban Underground is promoting the next generation of leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities. We advance our mission through youth-led social justice campaigns in the areas of health, education, public safety, and juvenile justice reform.

UWM Center for Urban Development 

University-based research to improve the quality of life in our region. The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR), we have worked in partnership with hundreds of community-based organizations and initiatives in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout the state. With a specific focus on the community, we at CUIR take our primary goal very seriously: to help strengthen public and nonprofit organizations and networks through applied research services and technical support.

Violence Prevention Initiative Milwaukee

Our core mission is to reduce violence in Milwaukee. The Office of Violence Prevention provides strategic direction and oversight for City efforts to reduce risk of violence through linked strategies in partnership with government, non-profit, neighborhood, and faith organizations.

Voces De La Frontera 

Wisconsin's leading immigrant rights group. Voces de la Frontera is a membership-based community organization led by low-wage workers, immigrants and youth whose mission is to protect and expand civil rights and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing and empowerment.

Wisconsin Green Muslims

Wisconsin Green Muslims (formerly known as the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin), a volunteer environmental justice group formed in 2005, intends to educate its members, the Muslim community and the general public about the Islamic environmental justice teachings, to apply these teachings in daily life and to form coalitions with others working toward a just, healthy, peaceful and sustainable future.

Wisconsin Voices

Wisconsin Voices brings groups together, builds the power of our collective voice by providing guidance, advice and support as we embark on our journey towards a better Wisconsin. WISCONSIN VOICES is a network of over 60 nonpartisan civic engagement organizations that leverage their collective power to mobilize and empower people, particularly those who make up the emerging American majority. We help create the conditions for Wisconsinites who share our values to strengthen Wisconsin’s democracy for everyone.

Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network

The Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN) is dedicated to supporting African American communities in eliminating tobacco related health disparities and addressing unequal marketing practices of corporate tobacco companies.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, support families, and strengthen communities. From equitable access to housing, healthcare, and fresh food, to education and job opportunities, the people we serve face many obstacles due to racism and discrimination. The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin offer programs that educate both youth and adults about systemic racism and other forms of discrimination. Our ultimate goal is to challenge them to take action against these injustices where and when they can.