Ideas to Action grant recipients
Ideas to Action Grant Recipients
Carmen High School of Science and Technology: Breaking Down Stereotypes
A $2,500 grant will support student meetings and conversations across the Carmen High Schools and Hmong American Peace Academy to learn about each other's cultural differences and similarities, culminating in a student-led project to share cultural customs, food, music and art.
Center for Youth Engagement: Building Community Dialogue Around Mass Incarceration
A $2,500 grant will support four panel discussion events, followed by small group table conversations, for people to learn about mass incarceration and the impact on communities of color. At the end of the events, participants will be asked to complete pledge cards to take some form of action.
Community Advocates: Tenant-Landlord Training Voucher Project
A $2,500 grant will support a voucher program to prevent evictions when a tenant completes a tenant-landlord training and the landlord agrees not to pursue an eviction.
Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Addressing Chronic Disease Morbidity in Hispanic Women
A $2,360 grant will support the coordination and facilitation of community education sessions addressing women's health and chronic diseases to Latino women.
5 Points Neighborhood Association: The Arts as a Means of Self-Expression
A $2,000 grant will support a performing arts event, bringing individuals together to build unity, empathy and opportunity in Milwaukee’s 5 Points neighborhood and its surrounding neighborhoods. Following the performances, conversations will be facilitated over a meal to discuss commonalities and concerns around various topics.
Pathfinders: Youth Voice: Communicating about Mental Health and Stability
A $2,000 grant will support youth-facilitated conversations with other youth about mental health and stability, a self-advocacy training for youth, and give youth a voice at the Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee coalition spring meeting through a youth-led panel discussion.
Menomonee Valley Partners: Developing a Valley Workforce Shuttle Pilot
A $2,000 grant will support the feasibility planning to pilot a Menomonee Valley workforce shuttle to connect adjacent neighborhood residents to jobs in the valley.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County: Westlawn Best Babies Zone Storytelling:
A $1,500 grant will support a partnership with Ex Fabula to engage Westlawn neighborhood residents to share birth stories in a series of events that includes an introductory storytelling workshop, story circles, and a culminating "StorySlam" community event, bringing awareness to the Best Babies Zone Initiative to reduce disparities in infant mortality and birth outcomes.
Alive MKE: Visibility Conference
A $1,440 grant will support a conference focused on college and career readiness and professional development for high school and college students and young professionals. The event will provide access to resources, networks and opportunities for participants to thrive in college and in their careers.
Lake Valley Camp: The Culture Connection
A $1,350 grant will support an event focused on bringing Milwaukee’s Midtown community together through a series of interactive culture stations led by residents, encouraging people to learn about the neighborhood’s diversity and allowing neighbors to build relationships.
Phillip Mason: Inclusion Initiative for Professionals with Disabilities
A $1,000 grant will support the creation of an advisory board focused on building self-efficacy and increasing civic engagement among individuals with disabilities. The advisory board will be comprised primarily of individuals with disabilities and their allies. The project is focused on growing participation of people of color.
Catholic Memorial Hight School: Conversations Leading to Change
A $1,000 grant will support a school presentation from Serve2Unite to share and work with students, faculty and staff to value humanity and the aspiration of living a life as a peacemaker, and creating inclusive, compassionate and nonviolent climates in their schools and communities.
Islands of Brilliance: Neurodiverse MKE
A $1,000 grant will support a series of conversations to gather input and information on the best way to deliver student-centered outcomes that improve the likelihood of employment and independence for individuals living with autism.
America SCORES Milwaukee: Neurosequential Sport Training for Coaches and Mentors
A $800 grant will support the participation of 25 coaches in an online Neurosequential Model in Sport training series that will inform effectiveness in coaching, performing, training and other key skills needed for success in sport. The training will provide practical applications that can have immediate impact on individuals and programs involved in sport to improve effectiveness in providing healthy developmental experiences and improved performance.
Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative: Mothers on a Mission
A $550 grant will support mothers from Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood to gather for regular neighborhood clean-ups to show stewardship of the neighborhood and take pride in the community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County: Healthy Minds
A $500 grant will support the creation of a "Zen Den" at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County for youth who face mental health concerns and trauma.