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We believe in a vibrant and diverse Milwaukee

Now, more than ever, we believe it’s a great time to live and work here. That’s why we’re committed to improving education, revitalizing our neighborhoods and supporting prominent local destinations. Over the past seven years, we have invested more than $28M to Milwaukee through our neighborhoods, education and volunteering efforts.

  • 33K+

    Combined volunteer hours contributed, 2018

  • 2.1K+

    Employees involved in giving back to our community, 2018

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Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods

Since 2013, we have worked to revitalize three Milwaukee neighborhoods. Each are communities far too familiar with racial and economic injustices. Our goal has been and continues to be building capacity in residents, leaders, and organizations so they can realize their community vision. We believe a long term, resident-led approach is critical to reversing the root causes of these challenges.

Together, with our valued partners, we are enhancing the following three communities with programs dedicated to safe neighborhoods, healthy and thriving youth, strong families and quality education. Each has developed a revitalization plan to guide their actions to sustainable change.

Amani Neighborhood

The Dominican Center partners with residents in the areas of adult education, housing and building neighborhood capacity. This organization is supported by Amani United, a network of residents, community stakeholders, and partners.

Learn More > Revitalization Plan >

Metcalfe Park

Metcalf Park Community Bridges gives a voice to resident concerns, goals and dreams for the future of Metcalfe Park in an effort to ensure the work it accomplishes is guided by the community and engages residents in implementing these efforts.

Learn More > Revitalization Plan >

Muskego Way

Muskego Way Forward connects neighbors, partners and resources around the community’s hopes, while building on existing people and places to strengthen the neighborhood through opportunity creation and leadership development.

Learn More > Revitalization Plan >
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Our Neighborhood
Investment Model

We work closely with residents and community leaders to enhance the city’s communities with programs dedicated to achieving concentrated positive outcomes. These programs and projects offer residents access to valuable tools and skills that will help them reach their shared goals.

Prominent Destinations

We are committed to helping our city flourish and make it a great destination to live. We support nine nonprofit organizations that provide cultural opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area. Several of our grant recipients include:

Northwestern Mutual Neighborhood Nights provides free access to the museum on the third Thursday of each month.

Northwestern Mutual Neighborhood Nights provides free access to the museum on the third Thursday of each month.

Proud sponsor of the educational and popular Crossroads of Civilization exhibit.

Proud sponsor of the educational and popular Crossroads of Civilization exhibit.

Proud to support the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm and the upcoming Adventure Africa.

Proud to support the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm and the upcoming Adventure Africa.

Providing additional STEM programming and access to students from the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods.

Providing additional STEM programming and access to students from the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods.

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The "Opening Our Doors" sponsorship includes family nights geared towards residents of Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way.

Make a Child Smile Day promotion collects books for children at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.

Make a Child Smile Day promotion collects books for children at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.

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Strong commitment to our hometown.

Thanks to the generosity of our employees, we’re among the largest corporate donors to the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund.