Layton Boulevard

Welcome to the Layton Boulevard Neighborhood
(Pierce St to Lincoln Avenue / 16th St. to 35th St.)


Startup Date: 2004

Lead Organization: The OASIS (Milwaukee Public Schools - Department of Recreation and Community Services)

Major Partners: Southside Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Common Council (Alderman Donovan), Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Alverno College, Davis Boys and Girls Club, Ascension Lutheran Church, Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, ICHI/Therapy Plus of WI, Senior Warriors

Neighborhood Priorities:

  • Transportation
  • Social opportunities
  • Safety
  • Access to Information

Activities as of December 2010:

  • The former "55+ Senior Center" now known as the OASIS is revitalized with new programming including a fitness center, monthly Town Hall meetings of residents, a wellness clinic, educational programming, computer classes, and more
  • Door-to-door outreach was conducted among 2,000 households, with distribution of informational brochures on older adult services and long term care written in English and Spanish
  • Sheriff’s Sub-Station established at the OASIS
  • A Senior Shuttle was piloted in the Layton Blvd. neighborhood with the intention to improve transportation to and from area merchants for neighborhood older adults
  • Held a Film Series "Perspectives on Aging" for neighborhood residents, along with facilitated discussion groups
  • Developed Peacemaking circles which led to greater understanding between older adults and youth
  • Developed a Technology center with training for older adults on donated computers

For more information on the Layton Boulevard Neighborhood call Randy Kohl (The OASIS/MPS Recreation)

414 647-6041




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