Community Projects & Initiatives

Overview of Programs and Goals
We help improve the physical conditions, as well as perceptions of our community.  If you have an idea for a project, event, or want to lend a hand in making our neighborhood a better place, we would love to hear from you! 

Arts and Culture - Bridney Chappel at 414-906-9650 or email her at bridneyc@riverworksmke.org

Riverworks embraces Creative Placemaking, a comprehensive community development approach that intentionally embeds arts, culture, and community-engaged design into strategies to stabilize communities. Bridney Chappel our, Community Arts and Culture Engagement Coordinator, is dedicated to planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a range of community Art and Culture initiatives through engaging residents, with an emphasis on the Harambee neighborhood.  This includes collaboration with our creative placemaking partners in the Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project, a Kresge Foundation supported initiative spearheaded by the Greater Milwaukee Committee in the Riverworks area.  To learn more about how we embed arts and culture into our work, contact Bridney Chappel at 414-906-9650 or email her at bridneyc@riverworksmke.org.

Riverwest Community Organizer - Ruth Weill at 414-906-9650 or email her at ruthw@riverworksmke.org

Riverworks is the City funded agency to carry out community organizing activities in partnership with the Block Grant Office for the Riverwest neighborhood.  By engaging residents and stakeholders through door-to-door outreach, community meetings, neighborhood associations, safety initiatives, etc. we serve as a resource-provider and liaison for the neighborhood.  This engagement often leads to great community projects and initiatives that we help implement.  If you have any questions about this work, interest in partnering with us to improve the community, etc. please contact our Riverwest Community Organizer, Ruth Weill at 414-906-9650 or email her at ruthw@riverworksmke.org.

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