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.

Mission: The Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA) is a neighborhood based organization composed of residents, businesses and institutions in the neighborhood. Our purpose is to identify and publicize the advantages of living in Sherman Park; educate the Milwaukee community of these advantages; improve communications within and outside the community concerning schools, housing, public safety, business and other community needs and concerns; to explore and further promote innovative projects that will initiate actions furthering integrated urban living.

Operating as usual

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

Please share the information with members of the community, thank you!
05/04/2020

Please share the information with members of the community, thank you!

We are pleased to announce this opportunity for COVID-19 testing and education, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

You may be eligible if you are:

• African-American
• 50 years old or older
• Living in senior housing, assisted living, a nursing home, or a homeless shelter

If you fit this criteria, call the following phone number for more information and to sign up:

(414) 955-7390

Please note: Individuals currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough and fever) should not call this phone number. Instead, call 211 or your healthcare provider immediately.

We are pleased to announce this opportunity for COVID-19 testing and education, in partnership with the Medical College ...
05/04/2020

We are pleased to announce this opportunity for COVID-19 testing and education, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin.

You may be eligible if you are:

• African-American
• 50 years old or older
• Living in senior housing, assisted living, a nursing home, or a homeless shelter

If you fit this criteria, call the following phone number for more information and to sign up:

(414) 955-7390

Please note: Individuals currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough and fever) should not call this phone number. Instead, call 211 or your healthcare provider immediately.

Join us!
04/08/2020

Join us!

Veterans, their families, and others in the veterans community are invited to join Governor Tony Evers and WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar for a Veterans Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will have the opportunity to hear what’s happening with and ask questions about WDVA programs, benefits and services. Participants will be able to submit questions related to veterans issues during this meeting.

Join us on Thursday here: https://join-noam.broadcast.skype.com/dva.wisconsin.gov/9e96e25faa974835825189ed2ae05837/en-US/
#WisVets #COVID19

URGENT: Changes in Milwaukee voting optionsAbsentee Voting:You have until today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to drop your bal...
04/07/2020

URGENT: Changes in Milwaukee voting options

Absentee Voting:

You have until today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to drop your ballot off. Please Note: Drop off times are between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the following locations:

- Bay View Library: 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
- Washington Park Library: 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
- Mill Road Library: 6431 N. 76 th St.
- Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building: 841 N. Broadway
- Zablocki Library: 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave. (enter through the courtyard)

City of Milwaukee voters who have completed their absentee ballot with certificate envelope can drop it off at any of the locations below. Election Commission staff are available to witness voter signatures.

You may also mail in your ballot, but it must be postmarked for today, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

In-Person Voting:

Unlike past elections, there will only be five in-person voting sites for the April 7th primary. Voters must go to their assigned voting center based on their aldermanic district and ward Those sites are as follows:

- Aldermanic Districts: *1 (Hamilton), 3 (Kovac) and 6 (Coggs) will be voting at Riverside High School, 1615 E. Locust Street
- Aldermanic Districts: 2 (Johnson), 5 (Dodd) and 9 (Lewis) will be voting at Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64 th Street
- Aldermanic Districts: *4 (Bauman), 12 (Perez) and 14 (Zielinski) will be voting at South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd.
- Aldermanic Districts: *7 (Rainey), 10 (Murphy), and 15 (Stamper) will be voting at Washington High School, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd
- Aldermanic Districts: 8 (Donovan), 11 (Borkowski), and 13 (Spiker) will be voting at Hamilton High School, 6215 W. Warnimont Ave

Exceptions:

- District 1, Ward 47 (normally at Hampton School) will be voting at Washington High School
- District 4, Ward 181 (normally at Charles Allis) will be voting at Riverside High School
- District 7, Ward 107 (normally at Ben Franklin School) will be voting at Riverside High School
- District 7, Ward 67 (normally at Barack Obama School) will be voting at Riverside High School

You can also visit this website to look up your polling place: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

What's happening with coronavirus in Sherman Park?Stay in the loop with our latest update, which includes:- COVID-19 fac...
04/06/2020

What's happening with coronavirus in Sherman Park?

Stay in the loop with our latest update, which includes:

- COVID-19 facts from the Medical College of WI
- Testing at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital
- Voting updates
- Meal sites
- Resources for all residents
- Resources for seniors
- Resources for businesses
- A message from Alderman Khalif Rainey

Read the update now → https://shermanpark.org/covid-19-resources-sherman-park-residents/

MPD 7th District Block Watch Council, The Sherman Park Community Association, Sherman Park Community Association, Inc., ...
03/13/2020

MPD 7th District Block Watch Council, The Sherman Park Community Association, Sherman Park Community Association, Inc., Grasslyn Manor Block Association, Century City Tri-Angle Neighborhood Association, Franklin Heights and Dominican Center-Amani United Neighborhood Association host the 1st and 7th Aldermanic Districts Candidates’ Forum at Albright United Methodist Church hall

Happening Now!
03/13/2020

Happening Now!

Thinking about buying your first home? Take the first step with Homebuyer Education Classes from Housing Resources, Inc....
02/13/2020

Thinking about buying your first home? Take the first step with Homebuyer Education Classes from Housing Resources, Inc.

Classes are held on the following Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee:

• April 7 & 14
• May 5 & 12
• October 6 & 13
• December 1 & 2

Topics covered include:

• Learning to calculate how much you can afford
• Applying and qualifying for mortgage loans
• Overcoming barriers that may prevent your home purchase
• Down payment and closing cost assistance
• Purchasing foreclosed properties

Seating is limited, so please register in advance by visiting hri-wi.org or calling (414) 461-6330.

The 7th District Aldermanic Candidate Forum is happening now!
01/31/2020

The 7th District Aldermanic Candidate Forum is happening now!

You're invited to this community debrief on Saturday, December 14th, at 11am, hosted at Good City Brewing (3945 N 31st S...
12/12/2019
Community Debrief: Century City After Strauss

You're invited to this community debrief on Saturday, December 14th, at 11am, hosted at Good City Brewing (3945 N 31st St). Click for more details and to RSVP!

(Co-sponsored by The 30th Street Corridor (The Corridor), Dominican Center, and Century City Tri-Angle Neighborhood Association.)

Moving Forward with Century City After Strauss! For residents of the following neighborhoods: Amani Century City / Franklin Heights Garden Homes Sherman Park Doors open at 10:30 a.m. RSVP required. To learn more and/or RSVP, call (414) 444-9803

This Saturday, October 19th, 9:15-10:45am, you're invited to join us for a neighborhood block club/watch meeting at Holy...
10/17/2019
Neighborhood Block Club/Watch Meeting

This Saturday, October 19th, 9:15-10:45am, you're invited to join us for a neighborhood block club/watch meeting at Holy Cathedral COGIC. Click for more details.

Center Peace Neighborhood Council is uniting together for a clean, safe, and peaceful neighborhood. Bring your community safety concerns Sherman Park Neighborhood Improvement District Grant presentation For more information, contact Tremerell Robinson, Center Peace Neighborhood Council Facilitator,....

Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring and SPCA is hosting an applicant day at our office (3526 W. Fond du L...
10/08/2019

Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring and SPCA is hosting an applicant day at our office (3526 W. Fond du Lac Ave. in Milwaukee) on Friday, October 25th from 11am to 3pm!

Positions to be filled include: Recruiting Assistants, Office Operations Supervisors, Office Clerks, Census Field Supervisors, Address Listers, and Census Enumerators/Takers. Starting pay is $18-$20 per hour.

Eligibility requirements include: 18+, U.S. Citizen, Valid Social Security Number.

We hope to see you there! But if you can't make it, you can also apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

If you have questions, please call us at (414) 444-9803 or email [email protected].

Urban Economic Development Association of WI (UEDA)
09/17/2019

Urban Economic Development Association of WI (UEDA)

Congratulations to leaders of two member organizations on receiving awards at yesterday's Milwaukee City Development BID/NID Award Ceremony! Stephanie Harling of Havenwoods Edc received the District Innovation Award, and Mabel Lamb of Sherman Park Community Association received the District Greening Award. Well deserved recognition for both of these dedicated neighborhood organizations.

Ready to walk with the mayor?! You're invited to the "Walk 100: Concerts in the Park" event next Wednesday, August 7 at ...
08/06/2019

Ready to walk with the mayor?! You're invited to the "Walk 100: Concerts in the Park" event next Wednesday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m.

We will meet at Gengler Park across from St. Joseph’s Hospital on 5000 W. Chambers St. and conclude in time for Christopher’s Project’s performance. Alderman Khalif Rainey is confirmed to attend. There will be raffle at the end of the event.

RSVP now → https://www.facebook.com/events/397332191134502/

2019 Bloom & Groom event
05/18/2019

2019 Bloom & Groom event

Photos from Sherman Park Community Association's post
05/11/2019

Photos from Sherman Park Community Association's post

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or volunteered at our 2019 Bloom & Groom event!Lots of plants were distribute...
05/11/2019

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or volunteered at our 2019 Bloom & Groom event!
Lots of plants were distributed!

Sherman Park Community Fall Meeting at Klieger Auditorium at St. Joseph
09/25/2018

Sherman Park Community Fall Meeting at Klieger Auditorium at St. Joseph

MPD Town Hall at Washington Park Senior Center
09/19/2018

MPD Town Hall at Washington Park Senior Center

Monday September 24, please join us!
09/19/2018

Monday September 24, please join us!

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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

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(414) 444-9803

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