What we Do
The many activities of the Dominican Center are intimately linked together. They lead to, from and with each other. No one of them stands alone. Adult Education, Housing, and Building Neighborhood Capacity, are all facets of a single mission: to enhance the dignity, safety, security and economic self sufficiency of each Amani resident.
Without an education, finding a job is problematic. Without a job, homeownership is not feasible. Without ongoing financial growth, neighborhood development is not possible.
The weaving together of all of the above elements is what makes the Dominican mission successful.
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Home Owner Support
Building Neighborhood Capacity
Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center Book Club
The Dominican Center facilitates a resident-led neighborhood revitalization effort by fostering social change - a change in individual and neighborhood-wide mindsets and behaviors. Our key strategy to advancing social change is educating residents in the areas of literacy, advocacy, leadership, skill development and service to others.
For more than 20 years the Dominican Center has partnered with Amani neighborhood residents to increase access to quality education, housing and employment. Since 1995, more than 600 people participated in adult education programs. 2014 was a record year with over 90 student enrollments. They newly formed resident group Amani United hosted its first report to the community in December 2014. More than 125 residents, community partners and stakeholders attended. Amani residents worked diligently throughout the year with Milwaukee County Parks on the revitalization of Moody Park. 500 people celebrated the grand opening in August 2015.