Read About our Recent Collaboration, Ezekiel Gillespie Pocket Park by Neighborhood News Service

Collaboration, sustainability key to success of Gillespie Park MARCH 17, 2015 BY JABRIL FARAJ This article is one of an occasional series profiling the finalists for Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs). Home GR/OWN’s Ezekiel Gillespie Park is a finalist for the Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award, which recognizes a public space that helps build the community. Read the article here:

The Peace Project turns tragedy to triumph for young men in the neighborhood

Walnut Way Conservation Corp. works to make the neighborhood a favored place of economic diversity with healthy, positively connected neighbors. The Walnut Way neighborhood (the immediate area of 17th and North Avenue) began summer 2014 with more volatile activity than usual. The increasing violence, despair and at-risk behavior that was being exhibited by the young men of the neighborhood had become too much of a commonplace. This negative energy peaked with the shooting and murder of nineteen-year-old Raymond “Lil’ Ray” Harris that took his last breath in a Walnut Way garden.

We need your help in raising funds for a trailer!

With your help, our Blue Skies Landscaping program can purchase a trailer through an interest free, crowdsourcing loan! Our goal is $8,000 and will have a tremendous impact on our program. With as little as $5, you can help us: 

Join the Planning Team for "We Bike Lindsay Heights"

Check out our Latest Media Coverage of the IWC Groundbreaking Event

We recently broke ground for The Innovations & Wellness Commons, a two-phased redevelopment project created by Walnut Way and our partners that will serve as a hub for economic development, healthy food options, wellness services and training programs for Lindsay Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. Check out the latest local coverage about the project and groundbreaking event.

88.9 Radio Milwaukee by Nate Imig

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service by Andrea Waxman

Thank you for joining us at our IWC Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thank you for all for joining us on this momentous occasion, breaking ground for the Innovations and Wellness Commons which will bring resources, job opportunities, and healthy food options to Lindsay Heights. Learn more about The Commons at

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