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  • Brownfields and Non-Profits – Partnering to Support Intergenerational Care

    Thursday, December 12, 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
    West Hall A – Area A
    Learning Lounges
    Track 4: Community Engagement and Environmental Justice
    Thirty-five years ago, the St. Ann Center was developed on Milwaukee’s south side as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi to provide intergenerational care for children, adults with dementia, and adults of all ages with physical and cognitive disabilities. In 2014, St. Ann Center purchased the future home of the north side location for $1 from the City of Milwaukee. Despite soil impacts from historical site uses and previously imported urban fill, the St. Ann Center became the first non-profit awardee of an US EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant and successfully developed this location. This session will discuss work completed by the St. Ann Center in collaborating with residents, local church congregations, businesses and community development groups to design the facility and how working with the City, State and Federal funding sources made this project possible.
    Marita Stollenwerk
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