Tuesday, July 17, 2007

social development commission

empowering milwaukee county residents with the resources to move beyond poverty

this thursday night (july 19) from 5-7 pm there is an open house at milwaukee's social development commission. check them out: http://www.cr-sdc.org/

their mission is to empower milwaukee county residents with the resources to move beyond poverty. honestly i don't know much about them... i originally contacted them because i heard about a vegetable garden they were putting together to be attended to by homeless people. in return i got invited to this event to learn more about them and what they do, and i got permission to bring as many people as we would like! it will be cool to learn about what programs and services they offer. there will also be ideas for connecting with them individually or as a group to volunteer.

the address is 4041 n richards st in milwaukee, zip 53212 (richards & e capitol dr).

comment under this post to arrange for carpools from brookfield, etc. i will be there the whole time, and i believe it is ok to come whenever you can, but aim for as close to 5:00 as possible.

if anyone has any questions, go ahead and email me at katie_schaefs@yahoo.com or call at 414.573.1900

hope some of you can make it out!

the social development commission...
"because there's no one way to end poverty"

who misses allyson?

WE DO!!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

community warehouse

Matt Seib organized our next event for us! Here's what's up:

Come join us at the Community Warehouse this Thursday, July 12 @ 4:30 pm for our next meeting. The Community Warehouse is a non-profit home supply outlet that serves low income households in Milwaukee. We'll be taking a tour of the facility to see what kind of stuff they distribute, talking with some of the staff to learn about the impact of the Warehouse of the community, and getting some info about other organizations like the Warehouse that operate in the city.

The Community Warehouse is located at 520 S. 9th Street.
Here's their web address:

If anyone would be interested - we could go to dinner afterward and discuss what we will have learned/discovered and then maybe Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Square.

Contact Matt with any questions and to let him know if you are coming!



Sunday, July 1, 2007


this friday (july 6) at 7pm we will have a homelessness discussion night at katie & ashlyn's apartment on the east side.

we will watch the documentary 'homeless in the heartland,' which is about homelessness specifically in milwaukee. we'll have some people share their experiences, and take a look at a few organizations in our city that work with this issue.

if anyone has questions you want discussed friday or ideas you'd like to share, PLEASE comment on this post and we will do our best to be sure they are addressed. after friday we'll change this post to a summary of what we talked about and learned and use it for further discussion.

our apartment:
1704 e locust st #3 in milwaukee (corner of locust & bartlett... one block west of oakland)
we live in the apartment building on the northeast corner, i.e. we are adjacent to chin's
you can park on bartlett

see you friday!