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UEDA Community News - May 2020
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During the month of June, our Take Root Milwaukee program will be celebrating Homeownership Month! With experts from the TRM network, we will be hosting 3 FREE webinars for those interested in buying, keeping or fixing a home. Follow Take Root Milwaukee on Facebook and visit our website to find homeownership information on opportunities taking place throughout the month.

Join us on June 25 for our first Emerging Topic Series session of the year! We are partnering with AARP Wisconsin and BizStarts to bring you a presentation and discussion on the Longevity Economy. We welcome Joo Yeoun Suh, Director, Thought Leadership - Longevity Economy at AARP National to explore how individuals 50 years and older are contributing to the economy nationwide and here at home. This will be a virtual session and is free for anyone interested in attending. Registration will open next week!
UEDA Member Highlights

Brew City Match, led by LISC Milwaukee, has received an additional $100,000 from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for their COVID-19 relief programs, which provide small businesses in their program areas with loans and grants.

Rocky Marcoux, Commissioner of the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development is retiring after working 16 years in the position. Martha Brown, Deputy Commissioner, is also retiring this month. Congratulations and thank you for your service to the Milwaukee!

Join Diverse Dining for their new series, Lunch Languages! Virtual sessions take place every Wednesday (12PM-1PM) and feature a guest speaker.

Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op is up for Best Grocery Store/Market in the 2020 Milwaukee Magazine Reader's Choice Awards! Vote online through May 31.

Congratulations to the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce and Lift for the 22 on raising more than $20,000 to support veteran-serving organizations.

AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service by July 15. The association's most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives of others.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation was chosen by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive $1 million for their MKE Responds Fund which provides support to families and communities feeling the greatest strain under the COVID-19 health emergency.

Jobs That Help has put together Guidance for Nonprofits Navigating Safely Reopening in Wisconsin using resources from the state Department of Health Services, WEDC, OSHA, and CDC.

While Milwaukee Public Library branches remain closed, they are offering a variety of virtual learning and engagement opportunities every week. Visit their Stay Connected page and follow them on Facebook for updates and opportunities!


UEDA Community

PPE Marketplace from MMAC
MMAC is working in partnership with the business community, health care professionals and government entities to prepare and protect workers and customers so they feel safe when returning to their jobs and communities. The PPE Marketplace is connecting businesses in need of supplies with manufacturers producing them.

Underlying Health Condition Maps
In response to the pandemic, Data You Can Use created an interactive map and reports of underlying health conditions in 13 neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Neighborhood groups have used these to share with residents through their listservs, websites and newsletters. One group translated theirs into Spanish and published it in their newsletter. Others are using the information to target resources.

NDI Launches Financial Resilience Center
The National Disability Institute's new includes resources and tips to help address the devastating impact COVID-19 will have on the financial and personal health of people with disabilities and those with chronic health conditions, as well as their families and communities.
NDI Financial Resilience Center >>

Help for Renters & Landlords
It's still important for tenants to stay on top of their rent and utilities bills, and also important for landlords to stay in contact with tenants to prevent problems from developing as the economic impacts of the public health pandemic continue. For the latests on what is happening with evictions, follow Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee on facebook for informational updates. 

Community Advocates Rent HelpLine provides assistance to Landlords and Renters via phone 414-270-4646 or email  View and share Tips for Milwaukee Tenants During COVID-19  and Tips for Milwaukee Landlords During COVID-19.

MKE COVID-19 Civic Response Team
The MKE Civic Response Team is leading a strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Milwaukee and beyond. With the outbreak revealing how many inequities in our community are caused or exacerbated by biased, broken and inefficient systems, this cross-sector coalition is working to repair and replace these systems to better serve our community during the crisis and to endure long term as a civic infrastructure that works for all people. The MKE Civic Response Team is convened by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation with shared leadership provided by many UEDA members. Learn More >>

Love Your Block MKE's Mini-Grant
Are you or someone you know helping the Milwaukee community during COVID-19? Apply for Love Your Block MKE's Caring Community Mini-Grant by May 29 for the chance to receive up to $500 to continue your work!
Info & Application >>

AARP “Small Dollar, Big Impact” Grants
AARP Wisconsin is now accepting applications from across the state for “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grants, which will be awarded to projects designed to improve a community and make it a better place for everyone to live, work, and play as they age. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded once a month from June through November of 2020. The grant amount could be a portion of or the total cost for the project. All projects must be completed within 60 days from winner announcement. Applications will be due by June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.
Info & Application >>

Small Business & Nonprofit

We're All In Grants for Small Businesses
Backed with funds from the CARES Act, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will open applications in early June for grants of $2500 to 30,000 small businesses with 20 or fewer employees.
More Information >>

Milwaukee Restart Grant Program
Grants will assist for-profit businesses located in the City of Milwaukee that have 20 or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees and greater than $0 but less than $2 million in 2019 revenue. Restart grants shall be limited to one per business owner. All applicants must be current on property taxes owed to the City of Milwaukee up through the 2018 tax bill. More information >>

Shop Local with New Main Street Marketplace
Small-business owners in Wisconsin can now attract customers through a new state website, Main Street Marketplace, helping them compete with larger, online retailers. The database includes over 200 businesses from across the state operating within a Main Street Community footprint. Main Street Marketplace >>

PPP Toolbox for Nonprofits
Designed to support nonprofit organizations as they navigate the Paycheck Protection Program - from Application, through Loan Management and Reporting, and Forgiveness. Access Here >>

Governing from the Future: Equipping Your Board for Leadership in Uncertain Times
Forward-looking boards can take things to the next level by applying the Governance as Leadership model that challenges them to engage in three modes of thinking and decision-making: fiduciary, strategic and generative. This virtual workshop will provide a practical introduction to tools and techniques that will equip your board to govern from the future. The workshop is set for Wednesday, June 24 at 1:00PM. Register Here >>

Three-Part Series: Candid Conversations in Nonprofit Leadership: Virtual fundraising, changing services amid COVID-19
BizTimes Media is premiering a virtual three-part panel series of nonprofit leaders called “Candid Conversations in Nonprofit Leadership.” Experts will come together for a live video chat discussion around leadership, innovation, staying the course during a crisis and preparing for a new normal. The first session will take place this Friday, May 29 at 10:00AM. Register Here >>

Nonprofit Academy of WI Governance Series
This will not be your average program. Low on presentation, high on discussion and application. Each of the 5 sessions will involve a mix of information sharing, discussion, and practical application. In addition to the workshops, you will get: A board assessment to identify what is working with your board right now; Templates for the 4 basic policies and up to 3 other templates of your choice; Review of your by-laws; 60 minutes of one-on-one coaching from the instructor based on your assessment and by-laws review. Information & Registration >>

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Virtual Communications Tools Technology Series
Dates & Registration Below

Offered for free by Diversified Resource Network, the goal of this training series is to increase your capacity to engage and communicate with staff and community members through virtual communication platforms.

Microsoft Teams Training
Tuesday, June 2 | 1:00PM
Register Here >>
WebEx Training
Thursday, June 4 | 1:00PM
Register Here >>

How To Lead Better Online Meetings
Multiple Dates & Times

Hosting by the Nonprofit Learning Lab, this webinar will help professionals looking for new and effective approaches to adult learning in an online live format. Info & Registration >>

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Member Spotlight

Through one-on-one counseling,
goal-setting and financial coaching, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Milwaukee will chart a course to get you where you want to be financially.

Counselors are certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a non-profit network of member agencies, and backed by the Council of Accreditation.

CCCS offers a variety of services, including: Budget Assessments, Credit Report Reviews, Pre-Bankruptcy Counseling, Debt-Management Planning, Financial Coaching, Student Loan Assistance, and Mortgage Counseling.

Learn more at
New & Returning
Safe & Sound
Sarah Greenberg

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ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Burleigh Steet CDC

Cardinal Stritch University
City of Milwaukee DCD
Community First
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Data You Can Use
Educators Credit Union
Gateway to Milwaukee

Granville BID/EDC
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Harbor District
Jobs That Help

Latino Chamber of Commerce
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
LISC Milwaukee

Menomonee Valley Partners
Metro Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Milwaukee 7
Milwaukee Christian Center
Milwaukee County Economic Development
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
My Choice Family Care
Outpost Natural Foods
PRISM Economic Development Corp.
Public Allies Milwaukee
Safe & Sound

Sherman Park Neighborhood Assn.
The Business Council
TMG Wisconsin

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Urban Strategies, Inc.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
Wisconsin Community Services

WI Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce
WI Partnership for Housing Development
WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Small Businesses
Center for Public Skills Training
Diverse Dining
P3 Development Group

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Associated Bank, NA
BMO Harris Bank
Forward Community Investments

Johnson Bank
JPMorgan Chase
Landmark Credit Union
Town Bank
U.S. Bank

AT&T Wisconsin

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
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Barbara Markoff
Carol Maria
Gary Korb

George Calaway
Howard Green
Ihsan Atta
James Hill
Julia O'Connor

Kurt Paulson

Leo Ries
Marcus White
Matt Richardson
Melody Berry

Nathan Guequierre
Pat Mueller

Rusty Borkin
Sarah Greenberg
Susan Lloyd
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