Where: North Division HS, 1011 W Center St Milwaukee, WI 53206
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM (Refreshments served afterwards)
Why: 53206 & Political Forum
Did you know that 53206 is characterized as one of the most poverty stricken zip codes in the nation, and is considered the worse place to raise a black male? It takes an entire village of community members to effectively change our current social and economic situation. Let’s start by determining who our elected officials are and if he or she is qualified to serve as our leaders. Access to voting registration will also be available for all community members.
What: Join us, Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 as we challenge the Mayoral, Aldermanic and County Executive candidates with the hard questions concerning unemployment, vacant lots, violence and a variety of issues that plague 53206. This is our opportunity to have a voice and to equip ourselves with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision, as we work for/move toward racial and economic equity.
Vision: BNCP is a key program of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), an interagency strategy launched in 2010 by the Obama Administration. NRI engages the Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility office of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice and Treasury. NRI aligns federal investments in neighborhoods that struggle with the interrelated challenges of concentrated poverty, high rates of crime, low-performing schools, inadequate access to housing and healthcare and the absence of economic vitality.
Participating Organizations: Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP), The Dominican Center, Amani United, The City of Milwaukee, MICAH, Hephatha Lutheran Church, Century City, Young Enterprising Society (YES), COA (Goldin Center) and PeppNation LLC.