Designaway is a community-owned apparel printing social enterprise operated by Walnut Way from our remodeled storefront at the Wellness Commons on North Ave. & 16th St. Designaway functions as a one-stop-shop, offering apparel printing, fulfillment services, and ecommerce apparel and fundraiser websites.
Commercial Corridor Committee
The Lindsay Heights Commercial Corridor Workgroup, brings together Lindsay Heights neighborhood development stakeholders in order to plan, facilitate and implement corridor revitalization. Residents are undergoing a deep neighborhood planning process to better convene partners and neighbors to improve commercial corridors in Lindsay heights.
Community Wealth Building Campaign
The Community Wealth Building Campaign is a pilot program at Walnut Way rooted in an asset-based approach to wealth creation in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. It focuses on cultivating neighbors’ skills and gifts and generating wealth in the community.
Taste of Lindsay Heights Cafe
Taste of Lindsay Heights will be a carryout cafe at 1609 W. North Avenue. It’s is a place for budding food entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. Lindsay Heights residents and neighboring communities will benefit from a space to create and sell food, connect and eat well.
Solar Training Program
Walnut Way is partnering with The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) to offer an introductory solar installation training program to eligible applicants. The program will provide solar credential pathways and career opportunities from industry experts. Join us.
Lindsay Heights NID
Walnut Way is working with residents to form a NID in Lindsay Heights. The formation of a NID will allow residents to create connectivity while offering opportunities for residents to gain leadership and empowerment to move the neighborhood forward in a positive and productive way.
Blue Skies Landscaping Program
Blue Skies Landscaping Program provides landscaping services in the Milwaukee area. Staff install and maintain landscapes, green infrastructure, gardens and fruit trees, maintain the Walnut Way campus, and execute landscaping contracts on residential, municipal and commercial properties.
Growing Youth Leadership Internship
Walnut Way’s signature summer teen internship program engages teens in urban agriculture, education, leadership development, and job training. Teens grow a wide range of chemical-free produce in the Walnut Way gardens and sell their harvest at local farmer’s markets.
The Walnut Way Center is an active neighborhood resource. Neighbors gather at Neighbor Night events, community meetings, and men’s and women’s groups. It serves to provide space for civic engagement and social networking which we know leads to more stable communities.
Innovations and Wellness Commons
Phase I was completed in October 2015 and is leased to tenant-partners: Fondy Food Center Administrative Offices and a commercial kitchen for the Milwaukee Center for Independence. They provide food-focused products and services, forming a healthy “food hub.”