St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care was among the honorees at the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovations (MANDIs) on Wednesday, March 16. Our Bucyrus Campus won the State Farm Building Blocks Award for a real estate project that improves the community–earning St. Ann Center a trophy, $1,000 contribution and recognition in the community and online.
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The MANDIs recognize the “good news” of successful efforts by organizations, individuals and corporations to revitalize neighborhoods and strengthen the community. The Bucyrus Campus was developed with Zimmerman Architectural Studios and CG Schmidt construction contractors. It provides quality day care to 200 adults and early childhood education to 180 children, bringing the generations together for enriching activities on a regular basis. It’s estimated the campus will make a $4.6 million annual economic impact on the neighborhood.
“The MANDIs are a celebration of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, and the passionate, committed people who work tirelessly to improve their communities,” said Dawn Hutchison-Weiss, communications director of LISC Milwaukee. LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is a national nonprofit organization that has committed to investing $25 million in Milwaukee over the next five years.
St. Ann Center congratulates the dedication of all the MANDI winners and finalists including:
- Welford Sanders who posthumously received the Vision Award for his legacy as executive director of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp.
- ACTS Housing,winner of the PNC Bank Trailblazer Award, which recognizes an innovative approach to a community problem. First Stage’s historical play series, The Wisconsin Cycle, and Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee were also finalists.
- Maskani Place and Paper Box Lofts , State Farm Building Blocks Award finalists.
- COA Youth & Family Centers, winner of the BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award for the organization’s longterm work in the Amani neighborhood. The Northside Housing Initiative and Safe & Sound were also finalists.
- Rodney Bourrage Sr., founder and executive director of Operation Dream, winner of the Northern Trust Navigator Award, given to an individual or individuals for leadership. Larry and Sharon Adams and Dick Larsen were also finalists.
- Milwaukee County and community partners, recipient of the Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award for the revitalization of Moody Park. Finalists included Doors Open Milwaukee and Turtle Park .
- COA Youth and Family Centers, Larry and Sharon Adams, co-founders of Walnut Way Conservation Corp., and Doors Open Milwaukee won Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award, chosen by a public vote.
Thank you to everyone who congratulated the center, shared our Bucyrus Campus story and were involved with the 2016 MANDI’s.