Healing Spaces Initiative Working to Support Harambee Neighborhood and Residents
MILWAUKEE, WI – The City of Milwaukee’s Healing Spaces Initiative is hosting volunteer work days in September to support neighborhood development projects in the Harambee neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to volunteer at any of the upcoming work days. These projects were envisioned by Harambee residents and are the result of robust community outreach efforts to create a safer, stronger neighborhood.
The next Healing Spaces work day is this Saturday, September 11, from 10:00am – 2:00pm at 3240 N. Doctor M.L.K. Jr Drive in the Harambee neighborhood. The full September schedule is below.
Healing Spaces Initiative Volunteer Work Day Schedule
|Peace Park Project||Saturday, September 11
|3240 N. Doctor
M.L.K. Jr Drive
|Reading Rest and
|Saturday, September 18
|1st and Wright
|Adams Park||Saturday, September 25
The Healing Spaces Initiative, which is coordinated through the City of Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC), provides residents the opportunity to build relaxing natural environments on available City-owned vacant lots that help eliminate blighted spaces, decrease reckless driving, and enhance public safety in the neighborhood.
Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderwoman Milele Coggs, whose district includes Harambee, support this effort. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently wrote about how the Healing Spaces Initiative is positively impacting the neighborhood.
Public spaces are an important part of urban life. They provide a relaxing time-out from city-life, recharging one’s spirit and allowing residents to enjoy their surroundings. The healing spaces will create a sense of comfort while being accessible to all. To learn more about Healing Spaces, please visit milwaukee.gov/NIDC/Healing-Spaces-Initiative. To volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.