There are more and more commercial properties being developed and being looked at for development in Lindsay Heights, especially along Fond du Lac Avenue and The North Avenue corridors. Neighbors are invited to share hopes, concerns, and desires for how they would like to see developments occur in the neighborhood.
The Walnut Way story started long before neighbors officially founded it as a non-profit in 2000. Sharon Adams, the leader behind Walnut Way and revitalization efforts in the neighborhood, shared her story, family history, her journey professionally across the United States and back to her hometown in this article with Onmilwaukee.com by Lori Freidrich. Read the Article.
In partnership with Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) and Social Development Commission (SDC) we are helping get the word out to neighbors about the next job fair in Lindsay Heights. Over 200 positions are available with MCFI, a tenant at Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons (IWC) and other city wide locations.
In 2018 we are continuing our partnership with Sixteenth Street Community Health Center to improve soil quality and reduce lead hazards in urban gardening. Our Growing Health Soil for Healthy Communities Workshops (GHS) offer residents on the North and South side of Milwaukee to learn ways to reduce hazards from contaminants, test soil, and learn about special topics in gardening. Workshops take place at Walnut Way and other locations throughout the City of Milwaukee. We will kick-off our GHS Workshops at Walnut Way on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00AM – 12:00PM
If you know of a young man that lives, works, plays, or attends activities in Lindsay Height, let him know about the strongest brotherhood in Lindsay Heights, The Boys 2 Leaders Project. The 2018 season will kick off on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Walnut Way Center.
We are so excited to see Angela’s unique work, bringing healing services for all, in this article by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. You can catch her at Walnut Way in her Healing Circle program or through her yoga classes at Walnut Way or in her Merrill Park studio. Visit www.thezendragonfly.com for her full schedule of classes.
Walnut Way partnered on an application with The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) securing a national partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC). Partners gathered for a two day design session in February to begin the planning process.
When Teikani Richardson was six years old, his family moved into a house on N. 17th St. across the street from the Walnut Way Center in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. There his family – mom, dad, and 11 kids – took part in community arts and recreation programs offered by Walnut Way and other organizations.
City of Milwaukee, Walnut Way Join Forces on Green Infrastructure Projects with New National Partner, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Walnut Way has been invited to participate in the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Partnership for Resilient Communities (PRC). City of Milwaukee ECO Department partnered on the application to increase green infrastructure projects. This award supports community-driven resilience projects. ISC will provide Walnut Way with customized technical assistance, access to ISC’s large and growing national network of sustainability and resilience practitioners, connections with peer organizations, and strategic funding to expand and accelerate our work on energy and water resilience.
Poetry Night at the Walnut Way Center! This will be a neighborhood gathering to speak on how violence in our community affects us. This event is to let people in the community share their voice on what violence is and what they have been through. People of all ages are welcome to attend.