Dear Friends, Happy new year! Thanks to support from you, our year end appeal has so far raised $9,650. Your generosity is already making an impact. Our environmental team is gearing up for a robust 2020 by taking new courses and trainings! Blue Skies Landscaping (BSL) team members are hitting the books at MATC in..
From knocking on doors to reporting potholes, Green Ambassadors are residents of Lindsay Heights that advocate for neighborhood improvements and safety. Funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Walnut Way hired two ambassadors to pilot the program.
The 2019 Partnership for Resilient Cities planning grant will allow Walnut Way to engage Northside Milwaukee residents in the planning and design of at least two community-embedded street and stormwater runoff diversion projects that will mitigate urban flooding in Milwaukee’s combined sewer system. The project sites will represent an estimated total of five acres that are presently paved or water impermeable.
LISC Milwaukee (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) honored Blue Skies Landscaping on Thursday, April 11th at their annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) award ceremony at Potawatomi Bingo and Casino. Walnut Way’s workforce development and environmental program, Blue Skies Landscaping was given the prestigious Chase Economic Development Award that honors business and economic development…
Join us for a free informational session for business owners and entrepreneurs for the Pop Up MKE program! Learn about benefits, small business mini-grants, and requirements for participating in the program.
Walnut Way is hiring a limited term position to supervise our Growing Youth Leadership Program (GYL). GYL is Walnut Way’s signature summer teen internship program that engages Lindsay Heights teens in intensive urban agriculture education, leadership development, and job training.
Walnut Way is seeking a part-time custodian to help make our properties shine! Review the complete position description and details on how to apply at:
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
Jeff knew he wanted to work with his hands. He came from a family of builders. He couldn’t see his dream or realize his vision because he was isolated, unemployed, and nearly homeless. In the Lindsay Heights community, a common barrier for men seeking long-term employment is a lack of social support. When Jeff joined the Men’s Wellness Group at Walnut Way, it was his first step towards becoming well. Through the course of two years, Jeff engaged in programs at Walnut Way that focus on supporting community members through the building blocks of Wellness, Work, and Wealth.