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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.
We’re excited to welcome this exciting group of passionate and community-driven people to AWE’s board this year. Learn more about AWE’s 2018 board: Adam Carr is an independent based in Milwaukee, WI, who works at the intersection of community and communication. Carr is currently Co-Chair for the Coordinating Committee of March On Milwaukee 50th, which is planning 200 Nights of Freedom to commemorate Milwaukee’s Open Housing Marches. In 2016, he authored the children’s book Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City, … read more
This February we’re celebrating Black History Month through shining a spotlight on exceptional projects like the “Elemental Puppet.” Through this project, students paid tribute to local black history and honored Alice’s Garden, as well as their wider neighborhood. “Elemental Puppet” was created by youth from Neu-Life Community Development and artists Gabrielle Tesfaye and Katie Loughmiller. This project is located in Alice’s Garden Urban Farm (2136 N. 21st, Milwaukee), in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. The teens’ art work honors the history of … read more
This year, Artists Working in Education, Inc., is celebrating 20 years in community providing greater access to the arts, inspiring youth creativity and re-imaging public space, all ways that contribute to a more vibrant Milwaukee. AWE is excited to continue this work under the leadership of Jezamil Arroyo-Vega, who has been named Interim Executive Director. Arroyo-Vega brings an array of organizational administration, planning, design and fund development experience to her role at AWE. Recently Arroyo-Vega was living and working in … read more