Sherman Park Community Association

Sherman Park Community Association Organizational History and Accomplishments

- opposition to park-west freeway through the neighborhood;
- fighting illegal real estate practices like block busting and racial steering
- conducted Fair Housing Test to determine racial steering.
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One result was formation of Metropolitan Fair Housing Council to meet city wide demand for Fair Housing investigation.
- work to maintain quality housing by conducting Annual Housing Survey. Outcome of survey is to provide resources to owner occupants for home improvement, hold absentee owners accountable to maintain properties and recognize outstanding homes. Each spring a Resource Fair is held for residents to learn about home repair programs available. An Outstanding House Award Ceremony is also held to recognize owners of homes that are deemed the ‘Best’ in the neighborhood.
- sponsored community festivals like ‘Shermanfest’;
- initiated public safety programs like the Neighbors Watch, a block watch on wheels
- working with the diverse religious groups through SPARC – the Sherman Park Area Religious Community.
- to let residents know the work of the organization, educate residents on a host of issues and to ‘publicize the advantages’ of the neighborhood through the Sherman Park Today! a bi-monthly newspaper.
- organize block clubs and block councils, organize clean-ups, organize monthly Socials and other events, organize meetings to address issues and develop issue campaigns and develop leadership.
- educate community on effects of lead based paint; get children tested for lead and make homes lead safe.
- encourage and administer programs for people to invest in homes, conduct home tours to attract home buyers, engage neighbors in activities to improve blocks, promote positive image of neighborhood. SPCA has conducted an Annual Home Tours recruiting potential homeowners to the neighborhood. Recently have educated residents on the mortgage foreclosure crisis including education on how to avoid foreclosure and information on purchasing foreclosed properties in the neighborhood. SPCA continues efforts to Promote Vitality of the Sherman Park Neighborhood

Community Organizing – SPCA conducts door to door campaigns, establishes and maintains block clubs, organizes residents in coordinated clean-ups and coordinates issue based community events. Block clubs and councils are established with leadership developed through action work on issues and events. Outcomes include improved quality of life, increased property values, reduced crime and increased economic vitality. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention – The SPCA conducts a focused community capacity building initiative for the prevention of childhood lead poisoning in Milwaukee. We assist in temporary clean up of lead hazards through the implementation of interim controls, promote healthy and habitable housing improvement efforts and develop neighborhood specific initiatives for education and awareness. Healthy Neighborhood Initiative – The Healthy Neighborhood Approach focuses on a simple theory of change. It says that neighborhoods are healthy when they have: a positive image and identity that attracts investment by residents; a real estate market where values are improving and homeownership is stable; physical conditions that reflect pride; neighbors have strong social connections and the capacity to manage day-to-day issues. SPCA’s efforts are to encourage people to invest in home improvement; attract solid homebuyers to the neighborhood; engage neighbors in grassroots activities to improve their block and the neighborhood and improve neighborhood image and develop and maintain a positive identity. Home Repair Programs –SPCA administers the NIP and NIP Supplemental programs to assist low and moderate income homeowners to maintain and make quality improvements to their homes. Homeowners have improved appearance and conditions of their property and residents put additional money into their homes. The NIP is an owner occupied housing rehabilitation program to bring properties into code compliance. The NIP Supplemental addresses needed repairs that pose health and safety hazards. Membership and Committees

For us to remain viable and grow we need an involved membership. Please fill out the membership information. Also, please consider getting involved with one of the following committees. Housing Committee – Conduct annual housing survey and follow-up. Work to maintain quality housing stock. Work to rehab homes and promote homeownership. Newspaper – Work to promote the Sherman Park Today! Help with ideas, writing articles or securing ads. Membership and Volunteer Development – Organize recruitment drives, conduct surveys to determine neighborhood issues, help organize socials and town hall meetings. Fund Raising and Resource Development – Create a plan for raising funds to support SPCA. Organize special fund raising events. Education Committee – Work on education related issues that affect the quality of life for the neighborhood. Finance and Properties - Help oversee annual operating budget and maintenance of the SPCA administrative offices at 3520-26 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Operating as usual

DHS Investing $6.1 Million to Promote Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine ProgramGrant program will leverage community partnershi...
02/22/2021

DHS Investing $6.1 Million to Promote Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Grant program will leverage community partnerships
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a $6.1 million investment to support community-based organizations in raising awareness and access to COVID-19 vaccine among communities that have faced both historical and current barriers to health care services and the COVID-19 vaccine.

$3.1 million of the investment will fund efforts to activate organizations to serve as trusted messengers to build vaccine confidence and reduce barriers that may impede vaccinations in urban and rural areas.

Learn more: http://publicnotices.wi.gov/GetAttachment.asp?aid=3384&lnid=1535388

The BUILD Health Challenge- Sherman Park is looking for interested members of its community and others vested in seeing ...
02/19/2021

The BUILD Health Challenge- Sherman Park is looking for interested members of its community and others vested in seeing Sherman Park thrive. If you or someone you know lives, works, worships or supports Sherman Park and are interested in participating in the Sherman Park Community Council take a look at the attached flyers. Youth included.

Please share within your respective networks.

Click Here to submit an application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekrwwyPdnvYAEL4JdLaZ_rVP-4nRpzJRnvI4wRhIlNScpEfg/viewform

This link will remain active until Wednesday February 24th, 2021.

Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact the project manager, Marques Hogans, his information is listed in the flyer. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Congratulations to our newly elected (and re-elected) board members who administer the Neighborhood Improvement District...
02/16/2021

Congratulations to our newly elected (and re-elected) board members who administer the Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) program:

• Tyrone Aikens
• Fred Kaems
• Kiante Shields-Anderson
• Jacquelyn Rice
• Reverend Robert Briggs
• Nathan Stark
• Tristan Hickman
• Kay Weisman
• Bevin Christie

The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program (Me2) helps homeowners upgrade their homes with energy-saving improvements like ...
02/15/2021
Announcing the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Program (Me2)

The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program (Me2) helps homeowners upgrade their homes with energy-saving improvements like new insulation, heating equipment, and ENERGY STAR windows. These upgrades improve the comfort and durability of your home while saving energy and reducing your energy bill.

The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program (Me2) helps homeowners upgrade their homes with energy-saving improvements like new insulation, heating equipment, and ENERGY STAR windows. These upgrades improve the comfort and durability of your home while saving energy and reducing your energy bill. See im...

Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee!
02/12/2021
Free Meals for Youth at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club

Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee!

Families with children in the household are invited to to pick up a week’s worth of food, including breakfast, lunch and dinner (21 meals and 1 Gallon of Milk). Pick-up is every Friday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club (3000 North Sherman Blv...

We need your help on February 16th!
02/11/2021
Voting Site Volunteer Opportunity

We need your help on February 16th!

Update: SPCA is still in need of volunteers for its polling site at Mary Ryan Boys and Girls club. We continue to believe that it is critical that we offer people an in person voting option for those

As we carry on the seventh year of the Sherman Park Neighborhood Improvement District #4 (NID) grants for home repairs, ...
01/29/2021
NID Annual Board Meeting

As we carry on the seventh year of the Sherman Park Neighborhood Improvement District #4 (NID) grants for home repairs, we must do things a bit differently this year in response to COVID-19.

This year the NID Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. No need to brave the weather – please join us from the comfort of your home!

Click the link for more information:

As we carry on the seventh year of the Sherman Park Neighborhood Improvement District #4 (NID) grants for home repairs, we must do things a bit differently this year in response to COVID-19. This year, the NID Annual Meeting will be held virtually. No need to brave the weather – please join us fro...

01/27/2021
If you own a home in Sherman Park and meet low income requirements, you may qualify for a grant that would pay for major...
12/15/2020

If you own a home in Sherman Park and meet low income requirements, you may qualify for a grant that would pay for major home repairs.

The Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) focuses on correcting building code violations and performing major maintenance repairs. Click the link below to fill out a prescreen form to help determine if your household is a potential candidate to receive NIP repair funds.

Check your eligibility for NIP funds now → https://forms.gle/Hqa4LqudADSsAkr96

Please support diaper need in the Sherman Park Community. Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to k...
12/15/2020
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Please support diaper need in the Sherman Park Community.

Diaper need is the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep an infant or child clean, dry, and healthy.

Did you know that, according to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 American families in 2020 has reported experiencing diaper need? Did you know that disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per baby and that no state or federal child safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers?

We appreciate your support.

12/11/2020
Virtual 2020 SPCA Annual Meeting

Featuring:

- SPCA Updates
- Board Election
- Treasurer’s Report
- BUILD Health Challenge Update
- Board Member Appreciation Awards
- Membership & Community Engagement Update

Driven by a shared commitment to increase access to healthcare for people who are most vulnerable, Ascension Wisconsin a...
12/02/2020
Outreach Community Health Centers adds dental care to its services

Driven by a shared commitment to increase access to healthcare for people who are most vulnerable, Ascension Wisconsin and Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC) are expanding dental services on Milwaukee’s northside. Through this new agreement, Ascension Seton Dental Clinic professionals will provide preventive, restorative and urgent care dental services to children and adults at various OCHC clinics and community locations throughout Milwaukee County.

The program launched at OCHC’s Capitol Drive Clinic, 210 W. Capitol Drive, earlier this month. Dental hygienists are located in a lower-level exam room on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Services available include screenings, dental cleaning, sealants, fluoride and patient education for new and existing patients. Every Wednesday during the same hours, Ascension Wisconsin’s Seton Mobile Dental Clinic is onsite to provide a full range of restorative dental services, including x-rays, fillings and extractions.

To schedule an appointment, patients should call 414-727-6320. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place, including staggered appointment times to reduce the number of patients in a waiting room. All patients and providers are screened upon entry to the facility for COVID-19. Masks/face coverings are required.

Outreach’s new service, which began last month, is another small step toward improving access to dental care.

In case you missed it: Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to invest in the organizations you care about most by making a don...
12/01/2020
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Through a Challenging 2020

In case you missed it: Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to invest in the organizations you care about most by making a donation. We hope you will consider adding SPCA to your list or purchasing a membership. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season!

Between the pandemic, tragic racial injustices, and multiple crucial elections, 2020 has been a historic year for our country and, yes, our neighborhood in Sherman Park. Faced with a worldwide pandemic, increasing unemployment, mass protests, U.S. Census counts, and minimized polling sites, resident...

Free Thanksgiving dinners available tomorrow, courtesy of DreamTeam United MKE!
11/25/2020

Free Thanksgiving dinners available tomorrow, courtesy of DreamTeam United MKE!

Between the pandemic, tragic racial injustices, and multiple crucial elections, 2020 has been a historic year for our co...
11/24/2020

Between the pandemic, tragic racial injustices, and multiple crucial elections, 2020 has been a historic year for our country and, yes, our neighborhood in Sherman Park.

Faced with a worldwide pandemic, increasing unemployment, mass protests, U.S. Census counts, and minimized polling sites, residents have shown not only resilience in the face of adversity, but a willingness to help each other out by making our neighborhoods better places to live and work.

Thanks to the support of volunteers, Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA) was able offer some stability.

Just consider what we accomplished together:

● Providing free legal services with our partners at Legal Action of Wisconsin
● Providing pathways to employment with the U.S. Census Bureau and local businesses
● Hosting in-person and virtual candidate forums for several key public offices
● Administering $173,000 of home repair and rehab grants to 43 homeowners living in the Sherman Park Neighborhood Improvement District #4 (SPNID #4)
● Supporting NID Community Improvement Projects such as murals and repairs to the Washington High School playfield
● Providing residents with food and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
● Deploying volunteer election inspectors at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club polling site

No one knows what 2021 may bring, but we have big plans nonetheless, including a celebration of Sherman Park Community Association’s 50th Anniversary, the BUILD Health Challenge initiative, a re-branding of the Sherman Park community, and the launch of a major fundraising campaign.

Our impact would not be possible without the unwavering support of our residents, volunteers, and donors. December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day to invest in the organizations you care about most by making a donation. We hope you will consider adding SPCA to your list or purchasing a membership. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season!

DONATE NOW → https://bit.ly/SPCAGivingTuesday

You're invited to the Block Watch Captain Virtual Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:...
11/18/2020

You're invited to the Block Watch Captain Virtual Town Hall Meeting this Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Block Watch Captains are asked to register for this virtual meeting by emailing Marcey Patterson, Community Engagement Liaison to the Mayor, at [email protected].

The Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Reduce utility bills by claiming your FREE energy-saving pack from Focus on Energy.Each pack includes a variety of produ...
11/16/2020

Reduce utility bills by claiming your FREE energy-saving pack from Focus on Energy.

Each pack includes a variety of products designed to reduce energy waste such as LEDs, high-efficiency showerheads, and advanced power strips.

Claim your energy pack → https://focusonenergymarketplace.com/free

Job opportunity!
11/11/2020

Job opportunity!

11/03/2020
10/17/2020
Virtual Sherman Park Candidates' Forum, Fall 2020

Presented by Sherman Park Community Association and Grasslyn Manor Block Association.

Featuring:

• LaTonya Johnson (Democratic candidate for WI State Senate District #6)
• Alciro Deacon (Republican candidate for WI State Senate District #6)
• Abie Eisenbach (Republican candidate for WI State Assembly District #17)
• Supreme Moore Omokunde (Democratic candidate for WI State Assembly District #17)

Stay up-to-date!
10/09/2020
November Election Updates

Stay up-to-date!

REGISTRATION Last day to register online for the November 3rd election is October 14, 2020. You can register at myvote.wi.gov. You can still register in person up to October 30th at any city of Milwaukee library during designated hours, Election Commission offices at City Hall or at the in person ea...

09/04/2020
MCTS Sherman Park Listening Session

In this virtual listening session, Milwaukee County Transit System shares updates concerning the transportation needs of all residents. In addition, you will learn about steps MCTS is taking to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), transit safety and security, the Bus Shelter art project and some future route improvements to look forward to as part of MCTS NEXT.

If you are a tenant handling an eviction case, you have the right to request a jury trial. Legal Action of Wisconsin cre...
08/18/2020
Resource: Requesting a Jury Trial for Eviction

If you are a tenant handling an eviction case, you have the right to request a jury trial. Legal Action of Wisconsin created this resource to answer questions and help you submit the request form.

If you are a tenant handling an eviction case, you have the right to request a jury trials. The following resource was created by Legal Action of Wisconsin to answer questions and help you submit the request form: Download Legal Action Resource →

08/14/2020
Sherman Park Community Budget Engagement Session

Make your voice heard! Your input is needed to help the city identify spending priorities and potential cuts to balance the 2021 budget.

To get started, check out the Balancing Act budget simulation tool and create your own mock budget → https://citymilwaukee_wi.abalancingact.com/2021-budget-simulation

Next, take the 5-minute City of Milwaukee Budget Priority Survey to help City leaders understand your budget preferences and priorities (available in English, as well as Spanish and Hmong) → https://budgetpriority.questionpro.com/

We are having technical difficulties with live-streaming on Facebook, but join us on Zoom now: bit.ly/BudgetSessionSPCA
08/13/2020

We are having technical difficulties with live-streaming on Facebook, but join us on Zoom now: bit.ly/BudgetSessionSPCA

Make your voice heard! Your input is needed to help the city identify spending priorities and potential cuts to balance ...
08/08/2020

Make your voice heard! Your input is needed to help the city identify spending priorities and potential cuts to balance the 2021 budget.

To get started, check out the Balancing Act budget simulation tool and create your own mock budget → https://citymilwaukee_wi.abalancingact.com/2021-budget-simulation

Next, take the 5-minute City of Milwaukee Budget Priority Survey to help City leaders understand your budget preferences and priorities (available in English, as well as Spanish and Hmong) → https://budgetpriority.questionpro.com/

Please also join us for the upcoming virtual Sherman Park Community Budget Engagement Session on Thursday, August 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register now → https://bit.ly/BudgetSessionSPCA

(By registering for the event on Zoom, you will have an opportunity to submit comments and questions about the budget. The event will also be live-streamed on our page and on Spectrum Ch. 25).

From our friends at Legal Action of Wisconsin.
07/17/2020

From our friends at Legal Action of Wisconsin.

In late June, Sherman Park residents and friends met at Marcus DeBack Park to beautify the area by picking up litter. Th...
07/16/2020
Park Clean-Up Brings Residents Together

In late June, Sherman Park residents and friends met at Marcus DeBack Park to beautify the area by picking up litter. The group enjoyed food, music, and each other’s company, all while practicing social distancing to protect from COVID-19. Click to see a news clip and more photos from the day.

On Saturday, June 27th, Sherman Park residents and friends met at Marcus DeBack Park to beautify the area by picking up litter. The group enjoyed food, music, and each other's company, all while practicing social distancing to protect from COVID-19. The event was covered by local news: https://www.y...

SPCA will continue to work with Sherman Park resident, Bob Rush, to create this same vision for youth and adults at Sher...
07/15/2020

SPCA will continue to work with Sherman Park resident, Bob Rush, to create this same vision for youth and adults at Sherman Park tennis courts in the future. Contact Bob Rush at (414) 442-2949 if you are interested in participating as student, volunteer, or advocate for the tennis program.

Milwaukee’s fall primary election is coming up, with in-person voting set for Tuesday, August 11th. We have everything y...
07/14/2020

Milwaukee’s fall primary election is coming up, with in-person voting set for Tuesday, August 11th. We have everything you need to know about the election, including:

✅ In-person early voting
✅ Absentee ballot information
✅ Voter registration
✅ Election inspector volunteer opportunities

Stay up-to-date → https://shermanpark.org/fall-primary-election-updates

🍎 Food and Supplies Available for Pick-Up! 😷In times of uncertainty, it is important for a neighborhood to come together...
06/12/2020

🍎 Food and Supplies Available for Pick-Up! 😷

In times of uncertainty, it is important for a neighborhood to come together and look out for one another.

Recognizing that things are very challenging for residents of Sherman Park, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and the Pasty Shop have generously donated food for us to distribute. In addition, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Mask Up MKE have donated over 15,000 single-use disposal masks, and Ascension has donated disposable gloves, dental hygiene kits, and more.

Food bags and protection supplies will be distributed *by reservation* from the SPCA office (3526 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.) on Wednesday, June 17th from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Please use this form to reserve a pick-up time → https://forms.gle/zTjfnwkwcKgsGpcH7

Address

3526 W Fond Du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI
53216

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(414) 444-9803

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