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.
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.
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.
Why Community Wealth Building? For the past year Walnut Way and other community organizations in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood have advanced Community Wealth Building (CWB) as a key economic development strategy. Rather than relying solely on external investments with questionable benefits for residents, CWB supports neighbors who want to grow their skills..
24 Groups Win Urban Health Grants from City by Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee, April 17th, 2020. READ STORY
TMJ4’s Julia Fello visited Walnut Way this February 2020 to learn about our development project, The Wellness Commons that will feature a variety of health and wellness-minded tenants. We’ve broken ground in 2019 and are excited to create a space for pathways to wellness in the community. Watch the latest coverage.
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..
Walnut Way to begin work on second phase of Innovations and Wellness Commons By Lauren Anderson, Nov 22, 2019 READ STORY
Check out the latest article by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service which features the latest news on the Brew City Match Program that is supporting local businesses and updates from Executive Director, Antonio Butts, on Phase II of The Innovations and Wellness Commons.
Milwaukee Magazine visited Walnut Way to meet with leaders regarding our commercial development project, The Innovations and Wellness Commons, phase II. Learn more about the latest developments and meet Phase I tenant, Basia Spencer, owner of the boutique, Basia Rose Designs.