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Safe & Sound Announces Building Neighborhood Bridges Campaign
Safe & Sound’s Bridget Robinson Promoted to Senior Director of Operations and Administration
Safe & Sound Issues Statement Regarding George Floyd’s Death
Safe & Sound Announces New Executive Director
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Safe & Sound Announces New Executive Director

Joe’Mar Hooper brings leadership experience, local ties, and passion for community to his new role

Safe & Sound Announces Interim Executive Director
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Safe & Sound Announces Interim Executive Director

Previously, Robinson served as the Director of Human Resources for St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee and as the CEO & Founder of QB Solutions.

Safe & Sound Kicks off Annual Event, A Night to Unite: Celebrating Neighborhood Champions
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Safe & Sound Kicks off Annual Event, A Night to Unite: Celebrating Neighborhood Champions

A Night to Unite features a cocktail hour, raffle and live auction, dinner, and an awards program.

Volunteers, 15 Community Groups Collaborate for Inaugural, Large-Scale Cleanup of Harambee Neighborhood
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Volunteers, 15 Community Groups Collaborate for Inaugural, Large-Scale Cleanup of Harambee Neighborhood

The Inaugural Harambee Community Cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19.

LISC Milwaukee and Safe & Sound Eager to Host the 69th Crime Prevention Awards on February 1, 2018
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LISC Milwaukee and Safe & Sound Eager to Host the 69th Crime Prevention Awards on February 1, 2018

While the event is free to attend, we are asking for a $15 donation that will be used towards event expenses.

Safe & Sound Receives $625,000 Grant to Continue 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition in 53208 Zip Code
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Safe & Sound Receives $625,000 Grant to Continue 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition in 53208 Zip Code

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use.

FBI Director Awards Safe & Sound for Community Leadership
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FBI Director Awards Safe & Sound for Community Leadership

Safe & Sound unites residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods.

Safe & Sound Welcomes Two New Board Directors
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Safe & Sound Welcomes Two New Board Directors

The new board directors bring significant workforce, economic and community engagement experience.

Safe & Sound Announces Neighborhood Team Expansion to North Milwaukee Neighborhoods
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Safe & Sound Announces Neighborhood Team Expansion to North Milwaukee Neighborhoods

As with any major expansion, Safe & Sound completed a new fundraising campaign to expand into the new district.

Safe & Sound Announces New Program and Technical Assistance Directors
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Safe & Sound Announces New Program and Technical Assistance Directors

In April, Safe & Sound welcomed William Coleman to the organization as Program Director. Coleman will direct Safe & Sound’s teams dedicated to neighborhoods within four Milwaukee (police) districts and each made up of a youth organizer, a community organizer and a CPU coordinator. Previously, Coleman served as Initial Assessment Supervisor with the Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services for two years and, after Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, managed and organized community efforts to rebuild areas of the Texas gulf coast. Born and raised in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood, Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Science degree in Human Service Administration from Springfield College. Coleman succeeds Bree Spencer, who held the Program Director position since August 2013 and came to Safe & Sound as a Community Prosecution Unit Coordinator in March 2012. Spencer has been promoted to a newly developed Technical Assistance Director position that will evaluate and analyze the Safe & Sound strategy and will begin offering technical assistance to communities outside of Milwaukee. Spencer has a degree from Western Washington University in Philosophy and a Masters of Public Administration from Syracuse University. The Technical Assistance Director role was funded through a $100,000 award from the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) as part of its crime and drug prevention strategy. “We’ve really evolved as an organization and want to be able to share our best practices with other communities, “ said Spencer. “We are grateful to HIDTA for recognizing that strong neighborhoods make safer communities and for their investment in promoting these community-based solutions.” TA services and outreach will begin with Southeastern Wisconsin communities affiliated with HIDTA, but will be offered to communities nationwide. For more information, on Safe & Sound Technical Assistance, contact Bree Spencer at (414) 221-6701 bspencer@safesound.org. About Safe & Sound: We unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. Targeting neighborhoods with high levels of crime and poverty, Safe & Sound Neighborhood Safety Teams work together with residents and community resources to improve safety through 1) cultivating partnerships with law enforcement, 2) organizing residents and 3) nurturing positive youth development. Bridging these connections helps grow collective efficacy that is essential to improving community safety. For more information, please visit safesound.org

Safe & Sound Welcomes Board Member Scott Heberlein
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Safe & Sound Welcomes Board Member Scott Heberlein

Scott Heberlein, Vice President & General Manager of Mortenson Construction has joined the Board of Directors as of May 12, 2015.