Community Wealth Building Status Report Winter 2021

For the past 1.5 years Walnut Way and other community organizations in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood have been implementing a resident centered, neighborhood focused development strategy called Community Wealth Building (CWB). CWB addresses the missing piece of many local economic development efforts: the skills, talents and gifts of residents – in other words their assets. This is where we start.

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Celebrate in Style with our 20 Year Gear

2020 marks our 20th year in operation and we are celebrating by launching our Garden Gear. Although we can’t celebrate together in person, you can celebrate with us by sporting our new 20 year styles. When you make a purchase, your support goes directly to our urban agriculture programs that have been at the root of our work since our early beginnings, when residents transformed vacant lots into active gardens of fresh locally grown food, learning, and community. 

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The Community Wealth Building Campaign presents its first edition of the Community Wealth Building Directory of Skills, Talents, Businesses and Side Hustles. The directory represents just some of the amazing economic activity we that’s been gathered and supported in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. We hope to update it monthly and will be seeking new entries.

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Neighbor Night: Food Industry Job Training

We are excited to welcome our partner MCFI to Walnut Way’s next Neighbor Night to share a valuable job training opportunity with you. About the Program:  MCFI’s Food Industry Job Training Program’s goal is to train and provide job placement in the food industry, whatever your interest, from managerial, cooking, to custodial services. 9-week program Begins March..

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