Build Neighborhood Capacity
Established in 2011 as part of the federal Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI); Building Neighborhood Capacity (BNCP) is designed to help low-income neighborhoods build the infrastructure and resources needed to ensure families experience better results around education, employment, safety, housing and other key areas.
The goal of BNCP is to help neighborhoods develop the knowledge, skills, relationships, interactions and organizational resources that enable residents, civic leaders, the public and private sectors and local organizations to create comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans.
A $25,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will enable the Dominican Center for Women, Inc. to implement the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program.
The Dominican Center is the lead community based organization for the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood. The U.S. Department of Justice, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Treasury support this program, through technical assistance from the Center for the Study of Social Policy. The Milwaukee Police Department is the fiscal agent for the federal grant.
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is one of the founding partners of Milwaukee's BNCP partnership, a cross-sector partnership that works together to improve conditions in some of Milwaukee's most distressed communities.
(Information by Mandy Potapenko via the Center for the Study on Social Policy.)
BNCP supported activities
The BNCP works with community partners to support the Amani Neighborhood in strengthening relationships and increasing participation in local activities.
Amani United is a resident led group that formed as a result of the BNCP program. Since DCW began there has been a monthly gathering of residents to discuss happenings in the neighborhood. As part of recent efforts to unify residents and present a single front, the Amani United group formed and took on the task of promoting the "I AM AMANI" movement. This group of residents and community workers want to make the community stronger. The first step is to bring people together. Amani United meets at 4:30 on the fourth Tuesday of the month at COA. Contact Pepper Ray for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-444-9930.
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Friends of Moody
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Amani United Meeting Minutes
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.
painting with purpose
Painting with Purpose is a youth volunteer program that creates decorative panels to be used on foreclosed homes. These decorative panels help to maintain the beauty and integrity of the community. Check out Painting with Purpose in the news.