Learn more about how we support the building of Amani's Capacity: Amani Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, Amani Initiative PCLC Case Study, Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant, Build Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP), and Amani United.
Amani Neighborhood revitalization plan
In 2012, the Dominican Center was designated the lead community anchor for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP). BNCP was part of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative to 1) address poverty and underlying critical and interlocking issues of education, employment, housing, health and safety in distressed neighborhoods; and 2) design and implement a resident-led revitalization plan. The revitalization plan was finalized in February of 2017.
The purpose of the Amani Neighborhood Revitalization Plan is to provide a resident-informed path to an improved quality of life. Amani resident input was gathered through community input sessions, monthly neighborhood meetings, door-to-door canvassing, and an array of neighborhood activities. The Revitalization Plan identifies a range of actions that can help realize a vision for future investment and development in Amani. The goals of the Revitalization Plan include increasing collective efficacy and community peace, improving Amani housing conditions and stimulating Amani economic development, and nurturing and supporting family well-being and lifelong learning. [Amani Neighborhood Revitalization Plan]
Amani United is a resident led community group that formed as a result of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP). The diverse group of residents is determined to move forward toward a healthy and sustainable community.
Amani United meets at 4:30 on the fourth Tuesday of the month at COA. For more information email email@example.com or call 414-444-9930.
Amani United supported activities
The BNCP works with community partners to support the Amani Neighborhood in strengthening relationships and increasing participation in local activities.
Amani United committees
Amani united newsletters
Friends of Moody
Housing and Vacant Lots
Arts and Culture
Grand Opening of moody Park
Smiles and late afternoon sunshine fill Moody Park on the grand opening day. Children giggle as they dance across the splash pad. Young men grin in victory as basketballs swoosh through the hoops. Mothers and fathers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, and many, many neighbors happily share this new community space.
Thank you to EVERYONE who dreamed and advocated and worked and made sure this day was a success. Special thanks to our many partners Amani United, COA Youth and Family Center, Molina Healthcare, Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee Police Department, PeppNation, Schlitz Audubon, Hunger Task Force, the Milwaukee Bucks, and Artists Working in Education.
Click here to see photos from the day.