All Things in Common block parties are set for this weekend
News release from Alderwoman Chantia Lewis
Milwaukeeans can win free gas, groceries and bus passes this Saturday, August 27, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., by taking part in a local neighborhood block party as part of the kickoff weekend for the city’s All Things in Common initiative.
Participants can visit milwaukee.gov/ATIC for more information and a map of participating sites, which are scattered throughout the city. Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, the organizer of the All Things in Common initiative, said the churches that are hosting the block parties have volunteered to help residents in need on an ongoing basis.
Lewis said these newly-established “community resource hubs” will not only provide direct services like group-based mentoring, but referrals to city services and in-kind resources provided by philanthropic partners. Residents will be able to get connected with driver’s license recovery, child support mediation and other critical services. The partnership is a critical facet of the multi-pronged “All Hands Call” public safety effort announced by the Common Council on May 31.
The block parties on Saturday will serve as an important opportunity for residents to get acquainted with the new resource hubs, Alderwoman Lewis said, and will offer fun and games for the whole family.
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