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Social Justice

Groundwork Milwaukee-STP April 2024

Groundwork Milwaukee is a nonprofit organization and land trust. Their mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

The work is primarily done through:

(1) the transformation of brownfields into community spaces including gardens, orchards, art exhibits, and gathering places;

(2) the facilitation of programs that are designed to educate, train, and empower youth, community members, veterans, and volunteers; and

(3) the protection of urban waters through the installation of rain water harvesting structures, the strategic integration of green infrastructure, and habitat restoration for aquatic native species.

Their current report, Milwaukee Flood Health Vulnerability Assessment, and the Storymap that accompanies it tell of the history of housing discrimination in Milwaukee, and the impacts of climate change in one neighborhood, Metcalfe Park. They have spent the last year assisting neighbors developing and installing green solutions in areas which are vulnerable to flood and extreme heat. Learn more at

Contribute securely online at this link, or mail or bring your check to First Church made payable to: Groundwork Milwaukee. We’ll forward all contributions to them.

Lynde Uihlein, STP Team Member

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