Provides access to meaningful, visual art activities for youth through the activation of public spacesLearn More
Youth-driven, collaborative public art projects that align with neighborhood development effortsLearn More
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AWE Mission & Impact
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.
AWE is committed to investing in neighborhoods where our programs take place. We’re excited for the growth of our accountant, Megan McCray, who recently moved her business to the Bronzeville neighborhood. She started the accounting firm, McCray Accounting Services in 2014. McCray has over 14 years of experience in the accounting industry. She hopes the new location will allow the accounting firm to be more accessible and proactive in the community and strengthen partnerships. “There is a tremendous … read more
A rising freshmen at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Elijah Ashley-Youngblood, stoically walked up to the podium at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 31, and placed a candle on it. He was surrounded by his peers from Our Next Generation, Mayor Barrett, Senator LaTonya Johnson, District Attorney John Chisholm, and a host of community partners including Artists Working in Education, Near West Side Partners, and Fresh Perspective Artists Collective. He adjusted the microphone to fit his stature, and began to … read more
We are honored to be part of collaborative projects that have won a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant for the second year in a row! We look forward to creating with our friends at Milwaukee Public Library and numerous other partners over the next two years! From the NEA’s awardee listing: City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (aka Milwaukee Public Library) $150,000 Milwaukee, WI Our Town – Design To support Gathering Art, Stories and Place at … read more