Jeff didn’t know a knock on his door in the fall of 2014 would be a “game changer” as he calls it. He was down on his luck, depressed, staying at a family member’s home that was almost condemned. Unemployed and still recovering emotionally from a recent stint in jail, life was bleak. But then two men from Walnut Way – Terron Edwards and Maanaan Sabir – knocked on his door, introduced themselves, and invited him to the next Men’s Wellness Peer Group.
Walnut Way is seeking a part-time Human Resources and Operations Generalist to support our organization. Help us create a neighborhood that is thriving, cohesive, and innovative. Apply to be a part of the team. Download the position description for details on how to apply.
The Zen Dragonfly has graciously offered discounted yoga for men this season! This men’s only beginner class will introduce you to yoga and it’s many benefits. Listen to old school hip hop music while learning to calm the mind and breathe. Wednesdays: November 1st, 15th, and 29th from 6pm to 7pm on the 2nd floor Yoga Studio at Walnut Way. COST: $2.
If you’re looking for a fun and engaging volunteer activity, why not lend a hand at our next canning night, Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be lead by Master Preserver and Author Christina Ward who will show us the ropes in preserving the harvest.
As part of a cross-country listening tour, HuffPost (huffpost.com) will be visiting Walnut Way’s Innovations and Wellness Commons (IWC) in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood on Friday, October 6th, from 12pm-3pm at 1617 W. North Avenue. HuffPost will set up their mobile studio in the parking lot of IWC between 12pm-3pm. All are welcome to visit and be interviewed.
There is an African Philosophy called Umbuntu that means “I am because we are… a person is a person through other people”. The philosophy of Umbuntu has intrigued me since I learned about it. I have gradually embraced the principles of collectivism, personal responsibility, modeling and community since earlier in my adulthood, but I never heard these principles summarized in such a beautiful concise way! These principles have always been at the heart of my work with men, boys and community and I attempt to create spaces where these ideas are able to have a home.
Our much awaited sweet and juicy peaches are finally here! We’re harvesting around the clock to get ready for our annual peach sale. Please join us at the Walnut Way Center on Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm-6pm for peaches by the case.
The Boys to Leaders program which is geared for young men, ages 12 and up who live, play, or work in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood takes place every Tuesday evening at Walnut Way!
Follow the Walnut Way Blue Skies Landscapers this season as they grow new roots around the city, planting and delivering young and eager trees around the city.
Welcome to the Lindsay Heights Community, a community that is transforming! We have a refurnished one bedroom lower and two bedroom upper unit available.