With my urging the Urban Anthropology Inc. is expanding its neighborhood services to include the entire NSP Historic South Side area. They are also collaborating with the BVNA in providing these services. The boundaries will now include services in the western section of Bay View, from Becher to Russell and Austin to Bay Street. If you live within these boundaries please attend our informational meeting on March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Beulah Briton Community Center on Bay Street. These services include the following:
Assistance setting up block clubs/working with area police on crime prevention
Monthly survey of properties—reporting visible code violations on properties
Working with absentee landlords to fill flats with community-contributing residents
Connecting home owners to home improvement loans/grants
Informing business owners of façade grants
Newsletter on neighborhood happenings
Bi-annual door-to-door survey to assess neighborhood needs
Youth cultural programs and ice-skating (see follow-up email on these seven programs)
Maintaining lists of available apartments and homes; listing these with art organizations/groups
Creation of a museum and exhibits on area cultural history (in the future—similar to our Old South Side Settlement Museum on 7th and Lincoln)
Conducting walking tours on cultural history/art
Performing formal theatre on cultural history
Events on historical markers and ethnic groups (always with free food)
Creating public art to celebrate historic or cultural markers
Artist newsletter, featuring local artists
Lectures each summer on cultures/history of area
Oral histories and documentaries of specific features/eras/groups in area
For more information, or to discuss or access these services, contact Rick Petrie at RickPetrie@gmail.com or Jill Florence Lackey atJFLanthropologist@sbcglobal.net. Most of you in this area would have received a mailing on this.
Jill Florence Lackey, PhD
Urban Anthropology Inc.
707 W. Lincoln Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215