Inspiration, innovation, transformation
Building bridges in the central city
For Bridge Builders, community development means getting our hands dirty in the soil of a neighborhood.
We inspire inner-city innovation that will holistically transform neighborhoods one block at a time.
It all starts on the block
We’re tackling Milwaukee’s problems from the bottom-up. Our Model Block plan partners residents with local governments, businesses, foundations, churches and community groups. We connect people living on the block with people giving to the block.
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Unify neighbors through targeted property rehabilitation and new construction assistance.
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Hold absentee landlords accountable for crime and blight at their properties.
Purchase, repair and use available properties as Lighthouses and resource hubs for the block.
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Increase cross-cultural understanding between those living on the block and those giving to the block.
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Empower residents for self-sustainable transformation.
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Shepherd economic resources to stabilize the block and stimulate redevelopment.
Working toward urban renewal
We’ve been working on revitalization projects since 2017. We’ve found partners from as far away as Ohio and as close as down the street. From code enforcement to streetscape improvement to community gardens we’re building bridges from the inside-out.
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Join us behind the scenes or on the streets
Your help is the key to our success
Whether it’s social media, plumbing, legal counsel, drywalling, fundraising or landscaping – we have lots of ways you can donate your time. We work with individuals, large groups, teens and adults. No matter who you are, from expert to beginner, there’s a place for you here with Bridge Builders.