United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM)
United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) is Milwaukee’s preeminent collaborative partnership supporting healthy, wholesome and empowered Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Its mission is to strengthen city neighborhoods by combining and enhancing the assets of partner agencies to improve the quality of life for urban families.
UNCOM agencies include: Agape Community Center, COA Youth & Family Centers, Journey House, Milwaukee Christian Center, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Next Door Foundation, Northcott Neighborhood House and Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.
Projects include violence-prevention programs, citywide nutrition and physical activity programs, a year-round innovative youth employment program, cultural and visual arts programs, and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. For more information, visit UNCOM’s website.
The news service is also supported by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University. The Diederichs gave Marquette $28 million in May 2005 to benefit the College of Communication, with the funds designated to establish endowments for scholarships, professorships, research, guest speakers and renovation of Johnston Hall, including creation of state-of-the-art audio and video broadcast studios, the addition of “smart” classrooms with Web technology, and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity throughout the building.The college is celebrating its Journalism Centennial during the 2010-11 academic year.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is supported in part by a grant from the Zilber Family Foundation.
The Zilber Family Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and neighborhoods especially in the city of Milwaukee. It supports non-profit organizations to:
- address basic needs and help ensure personal safety
- Increase access to social and economic opportunity
- improve the quality of life in neighborhoods
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation helps donors create personal legacies of giving that last beyond their lifetimes; invests donor funds for maximum return with minimum risk; and plays a leadership role tackling the community’s most challenging needs.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.