The Griot Blue Skies Landscaping

In the Media: Landscaping enterprise employs Lindsay Heights residents who face hiring barriers

We are grateful to see the work of Blue Skies Landscaping featured in this article by Andrea Waxman, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Blue Skies Landscaping is a finalist for the 2019 Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation in the Chase Economic Development Award category. This is one of 12 articles that highlights finalists for this..

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Solar and Green Infrastructure Advancements in Lindsay Heights

Please join us in celebration at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Green Infrastructure and Solar Installations in Lindsay Heights at Alice’s Garden on Thursday, April 18th from 10:00am – 11:00am. In 2017, the Institute for Sustainable Communities Partnership for Resilient Communities, based in Vermont, selected Walnut Way Conservation Corps as one of two Partnerships for Resilient Communities, a prestigious national recognition and resource award. The partnership provided $150,000 to Walnut to expand and accelerate its work on energy and water resilience, through the efforts of Blue Skies Landscaping, as well as offered customized technical assistance, and access to ISC’s large national network of sustainability practitioners across the country.

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Terron Edwards transitioning to Running Rebels and will continue his community engagement in neighborhood

Since 2014, Terron Edwards has supported leadership initiatives for men at Walnut Way as the Community Engagement Coordinator. He will continue to pursue his life mission to assist families, creating pathways for youth, and fostering the next generation of leadership around fatherhood and manhood, by taking a position in the Community Mentorship Program at Running Rebels.

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MLK Day – A Message From the Executive Director

The King Holiday is more important than we could ever imagine for several reasons. Martin Luther King Day reminds us to appreciate that we are one nation of diverse people with unique cultural gifts and talents. It also reminds us that we can heal…and errors of the past can be corrected both in our government and our individual beliefs and values. King Day also directs our attention toward the possibility of a brighter future shaped and shared by all.

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Basia Rose Designs Owner, Basia Spencer

Fashion Boutique Grand Opening at The Commons

Milwaukee native, Basia Spencer, has been designing, creating, and selling her stylish dresses since 2015 and is moving into her first brick and mortar store at The Innovations and Wellness Commons, Walnut Way’s development project. Join in celebration at Basia Rose Designs Boutique, Saturday, December 8th, at its Grand Opening Trunk Show from 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. at 1617 W. North Avenue (formerly The Outpost Natural Foods Learning and Event Center Space).

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Community Building

Community Building Pilot Program Aims to Bring Lindsay Heights Together

As part of Walnut Way’s Lead From Where You Live Initiative, we are joining forces with Lindsay Heights organization Running Rebels to facilitate space for community building in order to strengthen efforts across the neighborhood. Sponsored in part from LISC’s Advancing Equitable Development in Milwaukee, a Community Capacity Building Grant, Walnut Way and Running Rebels will host a three day Community Building Workshop: From Chaos To Community, Healing The Wounds That Divide.

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