AMANI

Welcome to the AMANI Neighborhood

35th Street on the west, 15th Street on the east, Capitol Drive on the north, North Avenue on the south 

Startup Date: October 2008

Lead organizations: Dominican Center for Women and the COA Goldin Center

Key Partners/Organizations: neighborhood residents, Greater St. Luke’s Baptist Church, Project Respect, NOVA middle and high schools and Milwaukee Police Department/District 5.

 

Neighborhood Priorities:

  • Maintaining the homes of older adults
  • Improving the physical condition of the neighborhood
  • Reducing crime and increasing perception of safety in the neighborhood
  • Increasing the sense of ownership among neighborhood homeowners and residents
  • Creating channels of communication between residents, organizations and public officials
  • Addressing the disconnect between older adults and youth in the neighborhood

Activities as of December 2010:

  • Establishing the COA Goldin Center as the neighborhood gathering place for older adults
  • Partnering with the Dominican Center for Women to involve residents in a neighborhood clean-up day
  • Developing an intergenerational breakfast series for seniors and high school students at COA featuring discussions on employment and social issues
  • With the Milwaukee Police Department, holding discussions for neighborhood residents about crime and safety issues
  • With the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, holding a training session for residents re: resources for older adults
  • Partnering with “Stand Together Milwaukee” to promote a two-part screening of films and discussions on gun violence at the COA Goldin Center

To see the Amani neighborhood plan click here

For more information contact:  Cliff Agee (COA) 414 - 449 - 1757

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