mission is to sustain the legacy of our world-class park system by managing and conserving natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of the community.
is an anchor institution that helps build healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods – the foundation of a strong Milwaukee.
is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels.
is a non-profit department of MPS established in 1911 to provide affordable & enriching recreation activities.
(CSNI) works with and for neighbors to improve the quality of life in the Historic Clarke Square Neighborhood. Clarke Square neighbors are individuals and families who live, learn, work, play, worship, shop, serve, or otherwise spend time in Clarke Square.
(LBWN) builds strong and healthy neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee by stabilizing and revitalizing the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park communities. These south side neighborhoods are some of Milwaukee’s most diverse and economically vibrant.
was founded with the theory that improvements in public safety require the combination of law enforcement, community organizing and youth development.
promotes economic prosperity by providing coordinated resources for residents and businesses with emphasis on the Riverworks neighborhoods.
(WPP) is a collaboration of residents, organizations, and businesses working to make the Washington Park neighborhood a wonderful place to live, work, and play.
was established in 1906 to serve low-income children and families in Milwaukee. They focus on three core areas: Early Child Development, Youth Development, and Community Development.
Through partnerships between the Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Recreation and Community Services and local arts organizations, the MPS Arts Internship program will provide high school students with paid internship opportunities to explore careers in the arts while also gaining practical and applicable job skills and work experience.
after school program serving Milwaukee youth.
provides high quality educational programs that allow “at-risk” youth and others to become productive adults and responsible community members.
advancing the coordination of quality programs and services for youth in Milwaukee.
positive environments where all residents—regardless of income—have the tools and opportunities to participate in their community and become part of the mainstream economy. Sustainable Communities are places where people and businesses thrive and support each other to continuously adapt and grow. They are, in effect, the embodiment of both community and development — places where human opportunity and social and economic vitality combine with a continuous process of growth, adaptation, and improvement.
is an initiative of Alderman Michael J. Murphy which endeavors to transform 12 of the city’s most deteriorated playgrounds into models for local collaboration by engaging residents, organizational partners, city officials, and private funders in the redesign and construction.
(BMOC) Initiative aims to address the multiple and systemic issues that place men and boys of color at an economic, social and educational disadvantage compared to their peers. The initiative is created to target these challenges through collective thought and action from community leaders and dedicated community stakeholders.
a broad-based, community wide collaboration that aims to improve educational outcomes for every child in Milwaukee, in every school, cradle to career. Using a data-driven process that focuses resources on high-impact strategies, Milwaukee Succeeds will begin to move the needle on what works for kids, and better position our children and our community for a successful future.