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Neighborhood Engagement

Program
Neighborhood Engagement
Geographic Boundaries

Milwaukee

Number of City Blocks in Harambee

160

Number of Chat with Bader Events

18

Number of People who Attended Chat with Bader Events

641

BBQ with Bader, Photo Credit: Claudia Martinez

Since 2016, Bader Philanthropies has been planting its roots in the Harambee neighborhood, located on the northside of Milwaukee between North Avenue and Capitol Drive and Holton Street to Interstate 43. Our Harambee neighbors and community partners have shed a bright light on the neighborhood’s history and culture, as well as the challenges and opportunities before us. Neighborhood engagements present in many ways – attending neighborhood events such as Juneteenth Day; welcoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary school students back to school; and hosting “Chat with Bader” gatherings to meet our neighbors.

Our partners are committed to community building — drawing on the assets of our neighborhoods and citizen-led organizations. They are helping people find and purchase their first home; creating pride on city blocks through beautification projects; and supporting devoted leaders as they imagine ways to grow and sustain the work they have started. Our current Neighborhood Engagement strategies include:

  • Neighborhood Events;
  • Neighborhood Improvement;
  • Organizational Development.

Here are some examples of the metrics we use to measure success in Neighborhood Engagement:

  • Increase in quality housing stock;
  • Vendors and attendees at events;
  • Changes in leadership, board, or staff.