Share the Plate
For the month of August, UCN shares the plate with Walnut Way Conservation Corp. The mission of the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is to "sustain economically diverse and abundant communities through civic engagement, environmental stewardship and creating venues for prosperity."
Walnut Way is unique organization founded by residents of a Milwaukee central city neighborhood. Its offices are the site of a former drug house, which founding members restored and renovated to make it a community center for people in the neighborhood.
Walnut Way focuses on educational initiatives such as civic and community leadership, housing construction and restoration, stewardship of environmental resources and economic development. These initiatives drive programming focusing on urban agriculture, engagement of neighborhood and community residents, and education and development of young adults and children. Walnut Way also works with numerous partners in the community to accomplish its mission, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Growing Power, Fondy Food Center, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), and the City of Milwaukee.
Through its numerous efforts, Walnut Way has helped to nearly eliminate drug and prostitution activity in its neighborhood, while sustaining numerous, successful urban gardens and partnering in programs to engage and benefit the health, well-being and safety of neighborhood residents. For more information about the Walnut Way Conservation Corp., please visit their website, www.walnutway.org.
How to Nominate an Organization for Share the Plate
The Social Justice Committee needs and accepts nominations for Share the Plate throughout the year. Please consider nominating a special program or agency you know about. A nomination form is available from the office.
Nominations for recipients of the SHARE THE PLATE offerings are open. If you would like to nominate your favorite non-profit program contact the church office. To nominate an organization, complete this form and return it to the church via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post:
Unitarian Church North
13800 North Port Washington
Mequon, WI 53097
UCN Social Justice Committee