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UEDA Community News - March 2019
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Join us for our 1st Annual “Bowling for Savings” Event
as part of 2019 Money Smart Week Wisconsin

Wednesday, April 3 | 5:00PM-7:00PM | Sander's Super Bowl

This networking event celebrates our work in financial empowerment.
Lanes, Shoes, Food and Beverage courtesy of UEDA!
Arrive at Sander's Super Bowl at 5:00pm.
Check-in with UEDA to get your lane and team assignment.
If you already registered as a group, your team will be assigned to a lane.
Enjoy some snacks and get to know other attendees.
You will be added to a group of four other UEDA network members.
Bowl 3 games, have a good time!
At the end we’ll tally up your average of the 3 games.
Pledge to save your average score total by becoming a Wisconsin Saver!
You decide how to use your score as a savings goal (ex: monthly, annually).

If you have trouble accessing the form, email to register.
UEDA Member Highlights

Co:lab, a civic engagement accelerator has settled on three business improvement districts in the Milwaukee area to pilot their program, including the Granville Business Improvement District.

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce announced participants in their inaugural Business Leadership Academy; a year-long program focused on developing and fostering the next generation of LGBTQ and allied leaders in the workplace.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity plans to build 25 homes in Milwaukee's Midtown neighborhood this year, which will result in the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II.

Join the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation on April 11th for a mid-day discuss and panel on the State Historic Tax Credit Program.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is funding 16 projects that emerged out of conversations held during 2018 On the Table MKE gatherings, including initiatives lead by Menomonee Valley Partners and Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative.

Registration for the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action summer 2019 class is now open.

Congratulations to the Sherman Phoenix on being named among the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2019 Real Estate Award winners!

LISC Milwaukee's 'How to do Create Placemaking' webinar series continues on April 10.

UEDA Community

Money Smart Week: March 30 - April 6
Each year UEDA joins the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the State of Wisconsin Office of Financial Literacy, and communities across the country to promote financial education and community resources for individuals and families, all designed to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances. Download our 2019 Money Smart Week Flyer for a list of local events or visit for more information.

Jane's Walk Returns to Milwaukee in May
Jane's Walk MKE is a lineup of free walks and neighborhood explorations that celebrate our city, idea-making, and placemaking. Walks are a great way to meet people while exploring and experiencing the unique neighborhoods, corridors and projects that make Milwaukee vibrant. Organizations are invited to host a walk to highlight projects and initiatives you've worked on in the last year. Sign up here by April 14 to have your walk included in promotions. If you are unable to host, but would like to participate, visit to find a walk to join!

Partnership MKE Applications Now Open
Built on the legacy of The Mosaic Project, Partnership MKE, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, aims to break down barriers and destroy bias by pairing community leaders across lines of race, age, religion, sexual orientation, and culture. Learn more and apply here. Application Deadline: Friday, June 14. More information >>

King Drive Building Chosen for MCW & GMF Initiative
The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation have selected a property on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, formerly a Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store, to house a new initiative focused on social determinants of health. The location will be home to the Medical College's community engagement programs and serve as the new headquarters for the foundation. More >>

New African American Co-Working Space
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin plans to open their new co-working space, Legacy, in summer 2020 on King Drive. The building will house the Chamber's offices, provide a space for them to deliver their current programs and will also feature a shared kitchen space for local food-based businesses. Read more >>

Small Business & Nonprofit

Specialty Contractor & Cleaning Contractor Fair
Join the Latino Entrepreneurial Network and the Latino Chamber of Commerce on March 28 from 5PM-8PM at Radisson Hotel (13th & College) for an opportunity to connect with resource providers and other small business owners that have opportunities for small contractors and commercial cleaning contractors. Meet with Community Based Organizations, Housing Rehab, Private Schools, City, County and State officials who certify small business owners. More information >>

2020 Democratic National Convention Opportunities
Want to find out how you and/or your business can get involved in the Milwaukee-hosted 2020 DNC?

Free Nonprofit IT Services Opportunity
Nonprofits are invited to apply for free information technology (IT) services through Nonprof-IT, a program of the School of Information Studies at UW-Milwaukee. Projects will be selected from the pool of applicants to receive IT consultation and services at no cost during the Fall 2019 semester (September - December). Services could include a new website, social media assistance or a technology assessment. Learn more >>

SAVE THE DATE! June 6-7, 2019
Equity Forward: Nonprofit Leadership Summit

This summit features the latest research, trends, and action planning with national thought leaders and local organizations. Join with others to co-create solutions that lead to a stronger, more inclusive, and more diverse social sector workforce in Milwaukee and beyond. Look for registration in April. Sponsored by the Alliance for Strong Communities and Families. Event Details >>

Spring Job Fair in the Gateway
April 4 | 4PM-7PM | MATC Oak Creek Campus
In partnership with Milwaukee Area Technical College Oak Creek and the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, The Gateway to Milwaukee is hosting this event to support workforce development and training for our Airport area businesses. Details >>

Affordable Housing Program Workshops
Join staff from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to learn more about the 2019 competitive Affordable Housing Program (AHP). Workshops cover eligibility, project feasibility, and changes to the scoring guidelines. FHLB Member institutions, potential sponsors, and project consultants are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Wisconsin workshops will be held on April 24 (Madison) and April 25 (Milwaukee). 
Details & Registration >>

UNCOM's Third Annual Neighborhood Summit
April 24 |  9AM to 3PM | Ascension St. Joseph Campus

Explore how to strengthen neighborhood assets by empowering and engaging communities and their members, being exposed to best practices and guiding resources, and resolving organizational and systematic barriers that impact our ability to strengthen our Milwaukee neighborhoods. Program includes dynamic speaker presentations, panels, and breakout sessions. Info & Registration >>

Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference
May 23 | Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

The Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference brings together veteran business owners, veterans friendly businesses, and corporate leaders to recognize the contributions veterans make to Wisconsin’s economy and our communities. Info & Registration >>

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Member Spotlight

IndependenceFirst is Metro Milwaukee's FIRST resource when people have questions regarding access and disability.  They offer over 20 Programs & Services to people with disabilities of all kinds, in all age groups and provide programs on disability awareness, employment tips and access to the general community.

IndependenceFirst is celebrating their 40th year of service to the community in 2019!
Their commemorative ruby anniversary logo represents their first 40 years and a commitment to the future!

Help them celebrate 40 years by attending one of their 2019 Events:
Stride & Glide is a family-friendly 5K that will be held on June 15, 2019. The Empower Lunch will be held in November and feature a well-known speaker with a disability.

to learn more.

Check our list below to see if it's time to renew!
UEDA Members

New & Returning Members
Cardinal Stritch University
Independence First

Nonprofit & Community Orgs
ACTS Housing
ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Burleigh Street CDC
Community First
Educators Credit Union
First Stage
Fix Development LLC
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Granville Business Imp District #48
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Harbor District, Inc.
Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
LISC Milwaukee
Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp.
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Milwaukee Christian Center
Milwaukee Christian Center
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
My Choice Family Care
National Disability Institute
North Avenue Marketplace (BID #32)
Northwest Side CDC

Outpost Natural Foods
Prism EDC
Safe & Sound, Inc.
Teens Grow Greens
The Business Council
TMG Wisconsin
Urban Strategies, Inc.
UWM Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
Wisconsin Community Services
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Lenders & Funders
Associated Bank, NA
Bader Philanthropies, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank
Forward Community Investments
Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Johnson Bank
Landmark Credit Union

Town Bank
U.S. Bank

Corporate & Governmental
AT&T Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care

City of Milwaukee DCD
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Milwaukee Job Corps Center
P3 Development Group
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
U.S. Small Business Administration
UWM Center for Economic Development

Individual Members
Barbara Markoff (Huntington Bank)
Brian Doudna (WEDA)

Carol Maria
Daniel Brophey
David Johnson (Cream City Farms)
Deborah McCollum-Gathing
Frank Martinelli (Center for Public Skills Training)
Gary Korb (SEWRPC)
George Calaway (G. Calaway Realty LLC)
Howard Green (Howard Green & Associates)
Ihsan Atta (OPUS Corporation)
Joan Johnson (Milwaukee Public Library)
Julia O'Connor (Administrative Triage)

Kingsley Siribour
Lashunda Wingard (Me Time Candles & Gifts)
Matt Richardson (SmartWave)
Nathan Guequierre (AECOM)
Rob Meiksins (Forward Steps Consulting)
Rusty Borkin (Diver Consulting)
Shawntell Parr (Midwest Advantage Insurance & Financial)
Steve Chernof
Tina Konitzer
Ursula Twombly
Willie Johnson, Jr. (Milwaukee County Board)
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