News in Amani
Keeping Neighbors Fed During a Pandemic | Dec. 12, 2020 // Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin teamed up with the Dominican Center for mobile pantries during the pandemic.
NNS Spotlight: She Started Baking Cookies to Bless Others During the Pandemic. Now She's an Entrepreneur | Dec. 10, 2020 // Dominican Center and neighborhood partners help local women start Sherry's Chicago Butter Cookies in Amani.
How the Amani Neighborhood Cut Crime | Oct. 22, 2020 // Dominican Center and non-profit partners empowered residents to improve life in the 53206 ZIP code.
2020 MANDI Award Winners Announced | Aug. 28, 2020 // Awarded for commitment and effectiveness over time, the BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award was presented by Paul Fehrenbach, BMO Harris, and Vice President of Community Investments. This award was given to the Dominican Center.
Post from the Community: Amani Youth Council Works for Peace, Unity | Aug. 10, 2020 // Our Council is all about bringing greater peace to our neighborhood," said Amani Youth Council President Soleil Harvey. "Not only are we about peace, but we are also uniting youth from all neighborhoods and positively changing the way elders think about a new generation."
Our Neighborhoods: Healing Through the Arts | July 28, 2020 // By Dominican Center Amani Youth Organizer Amanda Clark// As adults, we tend to overlook the fact that we were once young, wild, and carefree; like many of the youth today. The difference, I think, is that we didn't have social media and the internet like today's youth do. Today's youth are informed. They know what they want, need, and aren't afraid to speak up for what they believe.
'Treating an Entire Neighborhood Like a Trash Can:' Amani Residents Fed Up with People who Illegally Dump Trash | Feb. 19, 2020 // “Illegal dumping done by landlords, construction companies and business owners — that is not a person living in Amani that is too trifling to use a trash can."
24 Groups, Including Dominican Center, Win Health Food Grants from City | April 17, 2020 // The city of Milwaukee has approved up to $400,000 in grants for local programs that give access to fresh food. Milwaukee has identified 24 different programs that assist under-served neighborhoods in gaining access to fresh food.
Northwestern Mutual Donating $1.5M for COVID-19 Relief Efforts | March 26, 2020 // The Northwestern Mutual Foundation has pledged $1.5 million in support of nonprofits nationwide that are providing immediate relief in response to COVID-19.
Real Community Engagement Makes a Difference | March 19, 2020 // The Dominican Center, a 25-year-old community organization based in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood, focuses on facilitating resident-led efforts to drive sustainable social change.
Amani United Statement on the Coronavirus in Milwaukee | March 12, 2020 // "As of right now we are holding all of our meetings and programs as scheduled, but we are closely monitoring this changing situation. If a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in Milwaukee, we will re-evaluate and update accordingly."
OPINION: Let's make Amani 'A Community Where All Will Want to Live' | March 3, 2020 // "If you take pride in your community and want it to continue to thrive, then you should become part of the Amani United movement happening right now in your neighborhood."
MANDI Awards Feature: The Dominican Center, BMO Harris Cornerstone Award Finalist | Feb. 19, 2020 // “The mission of the Dominican Center is to build a better future for residents of the Amani neighborhood in Milwaukee and begins with the residents themselves."
Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood Uses Data to Target Traffic Safety and Build Trust | Jan. 10, 2020 // "People in Milwaukee’s Amani neighborhood are using data to identify safety issues and build relationships with the police. It’s a story of community-engaged research at its best."
'A teachable moment': Five takeaways from Strauss Brands' decision not to move slaughterhouse to Century City | Nov. 5, 2019 // Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service asks community leaders, including Dominican Center's Executive Director Patricia Rogers, Amani United President RiceBey and residents, their thoughts on the decision to not relocate a slaughterhouse to Century City.
NNS Update: Residents rally behind program to ensure mothers have clean drinking water for their children | Oct. 31, 2019 // "For two hours, residents shared emotional stories of their experiences with lead poisoning and their support for one potential solution: the Birthing Moms pilot program."
Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrates 175th anniversary with 'Rock the Block' service event | Sept. 28, 2019 // "'As it gets cleaner, I think it will bring a little bit more shine to everybody,' said Stephan Bell, who lives in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood."
Lead-free activists win pledge from local politicians to support $240,000 to provide free lead education kits to new moms | Sept. 27, 2019 // "An average of 3,000 of the 25,000 Milwaukee children tested for lead each year have elevated lead levels."
Dreams Drive Amani Neighborhood Forward | Sept. 12, 2019 // "Enter the Dominican Center...in the beginning, they focused on helping women in the community become homeowners."
Join the Discussion at On the Table MKE | Sept. 12, 2019 // "No matter the topic, the more you have a diverse group of people sharing and interacting with one another, the better chance we have of understanding each other and making Milwaukee a better place." (Color of Law)
Milwaukee firm's water purifying technology helps tackle city's lead problem | August 1, 2019 // "Milwaukee-based companies Industry Solutions and Stonehouse Water Technologies install Water POD filters at the Dominican Center. The WaterPOD will filter water to the entire building and help with the Center's Hydroponics program."
Collaborative project seeks to give entire block in Amani neighborhood a facelift | July 10, 2019 // "An entire city block in the Amani neighborhood may soon get a major facelift, and homeowners will not have to pay a dime."
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Amani Youth Council Works for Peace, Unity | Aug. 10, 2020
DC Receives $10,000 Grant from R.A. Stevens Family Foundation for COVID-19 Response in Amani | April 17, 2020
Northwestern Mutual Foundation Grants Dominican Center $15,000 for Immediate COVID-19 Relief in Amani Neighborhood | March 27, 2020
Dominican Center Nominated for MANDI Cornerstone Award | Dec. 17, 2019
Northwestern Mutual Commits to Amani Revitalization with Nearly $1.7 Million in Grants to Neighborhood Organizations | July 1, 2019