|UEDA Member Highlights
AARP Wisconsin recently shared that Certificates and Workshops are available for female entrepreneurs through a collaboration with MindEdge. Topics include leadership and management, communication, negotiation, and more. There is a fee for these offerings, but discounted if you are an AARP member. Open to all ages. Learn more>>
Acts Housing has launched a new social enterprise to outcompete predatory investors and increase housing inventory for owner occupancy. The Acts Homeownership Acquisition Fund is being supported by the Community Development Alliance (CDA) and is a key strategy of Milwaukee’s Collective Affordable Housing Plan. The Fund’s launch is made possible with a $1 million grant from the Zilber Family Foundation, its largest ever individual gift to support affordable housing. They are now looking to raise an additional $10 million to build an acquisition fund that will result in at least 100 homes being saved for homeownership annually. Learn more:
Artworks for Milwaukee design interns have been working on a digital campaign for the Wisconsin State Office of Children's Mental Health, and a community mental health survey. Additionally, the interns decided to create a coloring book to help people of all ages relieve stress.
Congress for New Urbanism released a member profile for Bart Griepentrog, the Planning & Development Director for the Village of Shorewood. Learn more about Bart's experience and work on promoting a walkable community.
Data You Can Use has extended the application deadline for the Data Dream Award. Data Dream winners will receive professional services of DYCU and expertise of partners. Milwaukee-area nonprofits will be selected through a competitive process and awarded at Data Day on October 19, 2022. Data You Can Use staff, in partnership with students from UWM Marquette, and Northwestern Mutual data scientists, will over the next 3-9 months to help awarded winners. The deadline to apply is September 9th. Learn more and apply here.
Congratulations to Emerald Mills from Diverse Dining on the grand opening of her newest venture, Turning Tables MKE. This restaurant and teaching kitchen opened up earlier this month in the Turner Hall space on N. Vel Phillips Avenue in Milwaukee. The initial hours (which may change) are Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Read more>>
Gateway to Milwaukee has recently released their Summer 2022 issue, which includes their 2021 annual report, business spotlight, and information on workforce development. Check it out here>>
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance is pleased to host a number of partner events, including a mixer for those interested in Midcentury Architecture on Sept. 8 at At Random and a workshop on building documentation on Sept. 15-16. Learn more here. Also, MPA executive director Jeremy Ebersole was recently featured on OnMilwaukee and Radio Milwaukee's Urban Spelunking podcast to discuss Milwaukee's historic places, the value of preservation, their success in restoring many buildings at the Soldiers Home, and more! Lastly, as part of their Save Our Domes campaign, MPA has drafted a letter that anyone can send to their elected officials in support of a long-term preservation solution for the Mitchell Park Domes. Visit www.milwaukeepreservationalliance.org/save-our-domes to learn more and sign up.
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 23rd MANDI Awards, which were held by LISC Milwaukee on August 11th. Each year this event features much of the work we see in the UEDA Community every day and inspires us in so many ways! View videos of the event, a list of the finalists and winners at www.mandiawards.com.
Milwaukee Public Library is seeking Adult Program Proposals. The Library offers adult programs in support of the MPL’s mission to help people read, learn, and connect. Programs that promote the goals outlined in the library’s strategic plan are welcome and will be considered. Learn more here.
WWBIC has released a new directory! You can support WWBIC’s incredible clients by using their updated and improved client directory or browsing their Shop Small Digital Catalog.
Nominations are now open for the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Business Awards. This year’s theme is “Leveraging Opportunities” and the HWCC recognizes businesses and individuals in 5 categories. Nominations are open until September 1st and can be submitted with a simple form. Learn more here and save the date for October 28th for this year’s event!
MEMBER & PARTNER JOB OPENINGS
Find a listing of current job openings HERE. Contact email@example.com if you are a member and have an opening you would like added. And, be sure to check out the Jobs That Help website to find or list a nonprofit job opportunity in the state!
The City of Milwaukee is seeking election inspectors and other election workers.
In particular, there is a call for individuals fluent in English/Spanish and English/Hmong. Learn more here
Former UEDA Member and friend the late General Robert Cocroft will be honored by having a portion of Wisconsin Avenue (N. 27th to N. 35th Streets) in his name.
While leading the Center for Veterans Issues, he helped develop affordable housing initiatives such as Veterans Manor, located at 3400 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Learn more>>
The Social Development Commission (SDC) is looking for experienced contractors! SDC is hosting info sessions this Friday and next week to educate anyone interested in completing lead abatement work for SDC!
SDC's Lead-Safe Homes Program completes necessary housing rehabilitation to control or eliminate lead hazards in the community, and we are looking for contractors to join our team.
Granville Business Improvement District's upcoming 2022 Car, Truck, & Bike Spectacular will be held on September 18th.
The event includes car shows, bike events, battle of the bands and more. Find more information on the Granville BID website
in The New York Times highlights a new study that explores the connection between cross-class friendships and upward mobility among children in low-income families.
The study suggests that if children in low-income families grew up in neighborhoods where 70% of their friends were in higher-income families, their future incomes would increase, on average, by 20%. The study's authors put forth that growing up in neighborhoods with economic connectedness improves children’s economic outcomes as adults and gives them a better shot at upward mobility.
The New Economic Opportunity Coalition formed to align major investments in underserved communities with Federal investments and coordinate across public, private, and social sectors.
The Coalition includes 20 corporations and three foundations, which will make major investments of over $3 billion in CDFIs and MDIs, support entrepreneurship, and promote innovation in financial services products. Read the White House Fact Sheet here>>
This summer, Community Advocates and partners came together to help prevent accidental poisoning and medication misuse.
The Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention coalition (MCSAP)
launched the Keep Your Meds Safe
initiative at Hayat Pharmacy
, 807. W. Layton Ave., Milwaukee. The initiative is making medication lock boxes and drug deactivation pouches available for free to the public at six pharmacy locations in Milwaukee County and encourages individuals and families to safeguard medications.
The 16th Annual Get Your Students Pumped Up On Personal Finance & Economics! is a one-day conference is geared to support K-12 teachers and community outreach educators in improving the financial and economic literacy of individuals. It will be held on October 21st. Learn more and register here.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury hosted a webinar on August 10 to provide an overview of recently released guidance on using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for affordable housing production and preservation.
The webinar featured the “Affordable Housing How-To Guide
” published jointly by the department and HUD, which discusses layering SLFRF funds with other funding sources to develop and preserve affordable housing. Access the recording, slides & other links at NLIHC’s blog here>>
The Sallie Mae Fund, Inc.,
in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund, is offering financial assistance to outstanding students attending an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program.
Up to 260 students completing a two-year, four-year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program will be selected to receive a gap scholarship up to $2,500 for the 2022 - 2023 academic school year. More information is available here
Nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards are Open!
Please consider nominating an individual or organization for this prestigious award. Learn more about these awards
and submit a nomination here
before December 2, 2022.
Small Business & Nonprofits
BizStarts and the Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute (MEI) will host FREE business training workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs. The next series starts 9/29, sessions are from 6-9pm and will be held in hybrid format. Contact 414-383-4633 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Helen Bader Institute (HBI) of Nonprofit Management at UW-Milwaukee will be hosting information sessions this Fall to share changes and additions to the program, including new micro-credential programs for nonprofit leaders. Sessions will be 8/30, 9/27 & 10/25. Learn more & register>>
Calling all nonprofit workers to share your stories! The Building Movement Project's Race to Lead survey is now open. The 2022 Survey explores some new topics – like the experiences of frontline workers and changing expectations of nonprofit workplaces – while continuing to gather important information on the intersection of race, leadership and nonprofit culture that we can compare to 2019 and 2016. Take the RACE TO LEAD survey to contribute to new understandings of how these changes impact all nonprofit workers, leaders, and organizations.
The Latino Entrepreneurial Network (LEN) has a number of upcoming courses for entrepreneurs, including their Fall Accelerator Bootcamp (starts 9/6), certification courses for cleaning businesses, computer basics & software instruction (starts 9/7) etc. For more information, contact 414-888-2270 or email email@example.com.
The Main Street Bounceback Grants program deadline was extended to 12/31/22! This grant provides $10,000 to new or existing businesses and non-profit organizations moving into vacant properties in Wisconsin’s downtowns and commercial corridors. Funds can be used to pay leases or mortgages, operational expenses and other business costs related to the newly opened location. Be sure to connect with your local Business Improvement District (BID), association, or Chamber of Commerce for guidance on applying for the grant and gather required documents. Find a list of partners at the Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition site and visit WEDC’s MainStreet Bounceback site for your regional contact.
Wisconsin Veteran's Chamber of Commerce recently discussed Brooksource's Project Patriot. Project Patriot provides veterans with career advising, job search and interview coaching, resume building, salary resources, technical training, and ongoing transition assistance. View the podcast here.
WWBIC's 2022 July-December Programs Catalog is now available! Access catalogs for all regions in the state here>>
Upcoming Events & Opportunities
Silver City International Festival | Learn more
Saturday, September 10 | 12-5PM
W. National Avenue between 33rd and 35th Streets
This free event by VIA CDC that brings Milwaukee residents together to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Silver City neighborhood through food, arts, and music!
Harvest Day 2022 | Learn more
Saturday, September 10 | 10:30AM - 2:30PM
Fondy Park, 2200 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Walnut Way’s annual festival that honors Lindsay Heights’ vibrant spirit, culture, and history with local performers, music, cuisine, resource sharing, and retail vendors.
Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA): 2022 Basic Economic Development Course
September 12-15, 2022 | Held at VJS Construction, Pewaukee, WI
The BEDC is designed to provide an understanding of the basic concepts, theories, methods and practice of economic development. Graduation from this course fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to pursue the Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council. Learn more & register
Latino Economic UnSummit: Business Resilience
Friday, September 23 | 8:00AM to 1:00PM | Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport
The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Southeastern Wisconsin will convene a series of discussion circles where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to lead authentic conversations with policy makers, procurement officers and providers. Event & registration information>>
The Menomonee River Valley's "Valley Week" will take place September 24th-October 1st. Learn more about sponsorship and events here.
WHEDA Annual Conference
September 28 & 29 | Madison Monona Terrace
Save the date for WHEDA"s annual conference that coincides with its 50th anniversary. From panels featuring developers and property managers to engagement opportunities with financial experts and affordable housing leaders, the conference will offer industry leading insights. Event information here
Data You Can Use: Data Day
October 19 | 9 AM-4 PM | Northwestern Mutual, 733 N. Van Buren St.
Data You Can Use will host its eighth Data Day, “Our Data, Our Neighborhoods: Building a More Equitable Milwaukee Together." Learn more about previous Data Days and stay tuned for event information!
Save the Date! 12th Annual Lenders Fair
Thursday, October 20 | 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sponsored by the Latino Entrepreneurial Network, this event is an opportunity to network and connect with small business lenders. To participate, contact 414-888-2270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! HWCC 16th Annual Business Awards Celebration
Friday, October 28 | 6:00PM | Italian Community Center, Milwaukee
The Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) hosts this annual event to recognize AAPI businesses and professionals. Event information here>>