Roots & Progress
Chartered by residents in 2000, Walnut Way engages neighbors in making our community a place of destination. Since our purposeful beginnings, we have restored dilapidated homes to quality housing, built a vibrant community resource center, transformed vacant lots into gardens & orchards, strengthened neighborhood safety, developed new venues for economic development, and pathways to meaningful employment, created innovative wellness programs, and engaged residents of all ages in neighborhood revitalization activities.
Walnut Way works in the heart of the 110-block Lindsay Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee’s near-Northside from Walnut to Locust Street and I-43 to 20th Street. Home to over 2,700 families, Lindsay Heights is a vibrant African American community building on its assets to face complex challenges.
Quality of Life Plan
From the beginning, we have understood that the way we work together matters. The Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Initiative has brought together residents, young people, business owners, non-profits, and a range of other stakeholders to create a vision of what Lindsay Heights can be. By working deliberately and systematically to “connect the dots,” we hope to revitalize our community for the benefit of all our neighbors.
Developed by over 200 residents and partners, the Lindsay Heights Quality of Life plan sets our vision and guides our work in health and wellness, economic prosperity, and environmental stewardship.
Our Board of Directors