Partners – Multifaceted Programs

In their junior year, all MIAD students complete a four credit Social Science course (HS380), which includes 35 hours of service in the Milwaukee metro area. Below is a list of over 200 organizations committed to strengthening the community, utilizing both grassroots and well-established means. MIAD students and alumni have worked with all of these organizations to better understand the issues that they deal with and to give of their time and energy.

Learn more about the work of these organizations and how you can volunteer your time – visit one of our community partners listed below. Names in violet identify partners who have been honored by MIAD for the work that they do.

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American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin:                                                                              The ACLU of Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national ACLU and is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. The ACLU of Wisconsin has 7,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents.                                                  Contact: http://www.aclu-wi.org

Council for the Spanish Speaking:
The Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. advocates on behalf of Latinos and the socially and economically challenged. It offers programs in education, housing and human services to improve quality of life for families, children, youth, and the aging; promotes cultural, racial and linguistic understanding; and community planning and development supportive of social and economic equity.
Contact: http://www.centrohispanomke.org/

Hmong American Friendship Center:
The Hmong American Friendship Association Inc., is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Southeast Asian Refugee families in the Greater Milwaukee area by promoting self sufficiency and the preservation of our cultural heritage.
Contact: http://www.hmongamer.org/

Hope House:
Our mission is to end homeless and create healthy communities.
Contact: http://www.hopehousemke.org/

Jewish Community Center:
The Jewish Community Center is a non-profit, social service agency founded upon Jewish ethics and values. It is committed to meeting the ever changing needs of the entire Jewish Community for strengthening Jewish identity and for enriching the quality of Jewish life.
The Center provides the total community with a forum for open dialogue regarding matters affecting Jewish life here, in Israel, and throughout the world. It initiates diversified social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs within a Jewish setting.
Contact: http://www.jccmilwaukee.org/index.php

Journey House:
Established in 1969, Journey House is grounded in the philosophy that Education is a Family Journey. We embody this belief through our mission of working with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy in order to increase education, reduce unemployment and crime, strengthen families, and revitalize neighborhoods.
Contact: http://www.journeyhouse.org/

Lutheran Social Services:
Lutheran Social Services is motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives.
Contact: http://www.lsswis.org/

Milwaukee Bike Collective:
The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides a publicly accesible bicycle resource center for the city of Milwaukee. It is a place where bike construction and repair can happen in a creative and supportive environment and at an affordable cost.
Contact: http://bikecollective.bike

Milwaukee Christian Center:
The Milwaukee Christian Center believes all people deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. We exist to move people beyond the challenges of poverty through life-affirming programs and supportive services.
Contact: http://www.mccwi.org/

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center:
The mission of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is to further develop our vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the greater Milwaukee area, thus improving the quality of life for all of us. The mission is supported by the Center’s leadership in community building, health promotion, advocacy, and communications.
Contact: http://www.mkelgbt.org/

Milwaukee Zen Center:
The Milwaukee Zen Center offers a regular schedule of zazen, weekly study classes, two-day sittings and a special three-day sitting for Rohatsu Sesshin in celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment.
Contact: http://www.milwaukeezencenter.org/index.html

Neighborhood House:
The mission of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee is to build a strong community by strengthening individuals, families, and the neighborhood.
Contact: http://www.nh-milw.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=5&Itemid=68

Neu-Life Community Development:                                                                                                     Our vision is to empower children and youth by equipping them with the necessary information, strategies and support systems to have better self-images, develop better life management skills and to cope with their environments by refraining from crime, drugs and other deviant behavior.                                                                                                                                     Contact: http://www.neu-life.org

Next Door Foundation:
The Next Door Foundation supports the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
Contact: http://www.nextdoormil.org/NextDoor.htm

Northcott Neighborhood House:
Northcott Neighborhood House has served the Milwaukee Wisconsin community for 38 years. Dedicated to families and communities, Northcott will continue to serve for years to come.
Contact: http://www.northcotthouse.org/

Pan-African Community Association:                                                                                                The Pan-African Community Association, a non-profit community organization unites all people of African descent in the Greater Milwaukee area and beyond with the motto of “Many Faces, One Strength!” It brings resources and expertise together and matches them with the needs of our community; especially recent African Immigrants and Refugees, helping them transition and integrate smoothly into a new society and economic structure.                                    Contact: http://www.panafricoma.org

Peace Action Center:
Peace Action-Wisconsin is a peace and justice organization which works for a world where human needs are met, the environment is preserved, and the threats of war and nuclear weapons have been abolished. We are committed to non-violence as a way of life and offer our members opportunities for education, lobbying and public witness.
Contact: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/index.php

Riverwest Film & Video:                                                                                                                             We’re a video store and film supply shop located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We fulfill orders for Bluemark Productions an independent film production company that has been making award-winning, feature-length narrative and documentary films for over a decade.                         Contact: http://riverwestfilm.myshopify.com

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center:
For 52 years, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center has been a stabilizing presence of Milwaukee’s northwest side. Silver Spring Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit social service agency whose mission is to build a safer, stronger neighborhood and community.
Contact: http://www.ssnc-milw.org/

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care:
The mission of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care is to provide community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults and to serve as a resource and support for caregivers.
Contact: http://www.stanncenter.org/

UMOS:
UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.
Contact: http://www.umos.org/

United Community Center:
Our mission is to provide programs to Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health and human services. The UCC assists individuals to achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development and by promoting high academic standards in all of its educational programs.
Contact: http://www.unitedcc.org/index.htm