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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.
Artists Working in Education, Inc, (AWE) and MOD GEN, a modern general store in the Third Ward announces their new community partnership. Both AWE and MOD GEN are long-time staples in the Milwaukee arts community. The partnership began on October 1 and runs through the end of the year. With these two organizations, specifically, the partnership demonstrates how artists can support other artists in creative ways that have a lasting impact on the wider community.
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