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
Support our mission through donations, volunteerism, or by joining our team of talented artistsLearn More
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.
The 2017 5×3 Artist in Residence programs have officially launched! This year we’re working with teens from Neu Life Community Development (Lindsay Heights), La Luz Del Mundo Family Services (Clarke Square), COA Holton Teen Center (Harambee), Our Next Generation High School Connection (Washington Park) and Escuela Verde (Silver City). The groups have been meeting with artist facilitator Katie Loughmiller, Program Assistant Gabriela Riveros and Community Organizers from each neighborhood to discuss social justice themes, resident engagement, site selection and have … read more
We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 partnership with NEWaukee! A.W.E. was chosen as one of the five NEWaukee Non Profit Partnership that each highlight what makes Milwaukee great. Throughout the year, A.W.E. will be involved in NEWaukee programming and they will promote our organization to their network through weekly newsletters, social media, and on their website. Together, we hope to “create a deeper impact on the communities and people we all serve.” Stay tuned for our exciting projects with NEWaukee … read more
These playgrounds will be reconstructed as part of the MKE Plays initiative, and we need your help to create a new vision for the space! We encourage individuals of all ages to come share your thoughts and ideas about the park. Light refreshments will be provided. The Artists Working in Education Truck Studio will also be on hand to provide kids with fun activities and capture their creativity! MKE Plays is an initiative of 10th District Alderman, Michael J. Murphy. … read more