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AWE Mission & Impact
AWE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. AWE’s mission is to provide youth in Milwaukee with arts enrichment programs that advance learning, enhance human potential, and cultivate community. Our programs weave arts and culture into the community development process to spark imagination, create social connections, and develop creative community design solutions that reflect the values and concerns of the neighborhoods where we work.
Teens at Our Next Generation (ONG) and artists Sarah Gail Luther and Luther Hall first had the idea to create a multifunctional table for the farmers market space next to Amaranth Bakery back in January. Their project will build on last year’s 5×3 AIR project that ONG teens and artists Mikal Floyd-Pruitt and Katie Loughmiller created for the farmers market area. ONG teens and artists worked closely with local woodworkers, Tim Heinle and Christopher Brooks, to design their table. … read more
Close to 800 people gathered at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on March 15 for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI), presented by LISC Milwaukee. This annual event recognizes economic development in the Milwaukee community. Artists Working in Education, Inc., was pleased to be joined by 11 other nominees and winners. AWE won the BMO Harris Cornerstone Award which honors organizations with a long-standing commitment to neighborhoods that has demonstrated persistence and effectiveness over time. Along with Safe … read more
Can bridging technology, public art, and basketball bring neighbors together? The students at Shalom High School believe it can… Last month, I visited AIR programming at Shalom High School to see their Community Courtship project in action- it was one of their first meetings. Students and artists Wes Tank and David Najib Kasir are working together to design and paint a basketball court in their neighborhood. Students hope that this project will bring members of their neighborhood and school … read more