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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A.W.E. Mission & Impact
A.W.E.’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.
Meet Kelsey! Kelsey Cavin began working for A.W.E. as a high school intern for Truck Studio in 2014 while attending the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. Since then, Kelsey has worked for A.W.E. as an office intern and a college level Truck Studio intern- and she plans to keep working for us this upcoming summer! Here’s more: What motivated you to apply to our internship? I’ve known I’ve wanted to work with kids for a long time. In high … read more
Through our A.W.E. profile series we’ll introduce you to some of the people who power our organization. Meet Maureen Castillo! She began working for A.W.E. as an AIR intern in May 2016, while she was a senior at Carmen High School of Science and Technology: South Campus. She grew up on the South Side of Milwaukee, off of Cesar Chavez Dr. and now resides in West Allis with her family. Here’s some of our conversation: How did you hear about … read more
Students at Escuela Verde are working alongside local artist George Jones and Gisela Ortega of Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, to design their 5×3 project. They have chosen to focus on the topics of anti-consumerism and environmental justice. They will be proposing to create a vending machine made out of recycled materials. Instead of money, the vending machine will accept generosity, kindness, positivity, and respect. Instead of candy or soda, it will dispense uplifting and positive items like small pieces of … read more