Friday, October 28th, 8:30am-2:00pm
Registration and continental breakfast 8:30am-9:00am
Hosted by the Marquette University Law School
1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee
On Friday, October 28th, LISC will host Milwaukee’s first Community Development Symposium titled Neighborhoods Matter: A Report to Stakeholders and Community Dialog hosted by the Marquette University Law School. Emmy-award winning journalist Mike Gousha will serve as the master facilitator.
While many stakeholders are working to improve Milwaukee’s neighborhood, we often don’t take time to reflect on the big picture and assess the impact of our collective efforts. Given the current and upcoming challenges facing Milwaukee, it’s time to take a critical look at the state of community development in our city.
The symposium brings together community leaders -from the “grasstops” to the “grassroots”- for a discussion of two reports that impact the well-being of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. The symposium provides an opportunity for community leaders to consider this information as it relates to the future of community development in Milwaukee.
These reports include:
1) Community Development in Milwaukee: An Assessment and Recommendations, presented by nationally recognized community development expert, Paul Brophy
2) The Voices of Community Development In Milwaukee–A practitioner’s scan of the community development landscape in Milwaukee, prepared by LISC Milwaukee based on listening sessions with 119 practitioners
Through the symposium, LISC hopes to engage community development practitioners, the philanthropic community, lenders, elected leaders, media, and corporate leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to central city improvement