For 30 years, Community Shares has been a strong supporter of nonprofits focusing on Social Justice, Animal Welfare and the Environment. Over the coming months, we will be sharing 30 stories from our 30 years of community change.
When you give through a workplace campaign, you actually do more to ensure the long-term health and viability of charitable work in your community than through direct donation. Find out why.
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The Urban Ecology Center started as a double-wide trailer sitting outside the baseball field at Milwaukee’s Riverside Park with very little educational resources. Twenty years later, the Urban Ecology Center has expanded into two impressive community centers focused on environmental education.
The Wisconsin Humane Society is the organization that offers the People and Animals Learning (PALS) Program where Milwaukee area youth ages 10-13 work hands on with wildlife and rescued dogs and cats.
Kids Matter has been advocating for abused and neglected children in Milwaukee for 10 years and is the reason for hundreds of foster care success stories. Read about two of them now!
Have you noticed some of the beautiful gardens popping up in the community? Groundwork Milwaukee and its volunteers can partially be thanked for that. In 2011, the Groundwork Milwaukee Green Team worked with six different community garden groups to build 41 raised beds.
In the 2011 Champions of Change event in Milwaukee, we asked those attending to share with us why they valued CSGM's presence in the Milwaukee nonprofit sector.
In recognition of its conservation efforts, the Zoological Society's Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative won the International Conservation Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in September, 2011.
Make A Difference - Wisconsin has been providing financial literacy programs to students since 2006, hoping to teach and encourage students to make better financial decisions.
Listen to Valeria Gonzalez on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee as he recalls a Voces de la Frontera story of an undocumented immigrant and his pursuit to go to college.
Did you know that there are close to 50 state parks, over 40 state trails, 12 state forests and 6 recreation areas in Wisconsin? Friends of WI State Parks helps preserve, protect and maintain the natural beauty of Wisconsin’s state parks, trails, forests and recreation areas.
Milwaukee Urban Gardens help neighbors and community groups turn vacant lots into beautiful gardens, which supply fresh produce to the gardeners and the surrounding area.
Imagine you’re an ex-offender being released from the house of corrections at 12:01 a.m. Where would you go? What would you do? 88Nine RadioMilwaukee featured Project RETURN and the story of a man who was in that exact position.
The Artists of Organic Arts perform to serve the community. These folks are the artists who go into your schools, libraries, nursing homes, churches, parks, nature centers and community organizations bringing the performing arts directly to the people.
Learn about Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Institute, which in 2008 led the way in passing The Strong Great Lakes Compact to prevent the diversion of Great Lakes water outside the region with only limited exceptions.
Have you ever considered what it would be like to be in a place where you don’t speak the primary language? Cherise Myers, development director of Journey House, shares a story on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee of how the organization helped a woman learn English through the English Learners Class (ELC).
Have you ever found yourself enjoying some of the beautiful Milwaukee, Menomonee or Kinnickinnic River watersheds? They haven’t always been beautiful, but Milwaukee Riverkeeper has been working to improve the quality.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity works to build and renovate homes for families and individuals in need. In 2010, the organization celebrated the construction of its 400,000th house worldwide.
HAWS has been leading the Waukesha community in animal welfare while offering sanctuary to animals in need since 1969. It provides education and takes in about 6,000 animals a year and welcomes over 31,000 visitors annually.
Wisconsin Literacy recognized Peg Frey at its 2010 Celebration of Literacy for the many students she has helped within her 67 years of experience.
The Shining Stars youth education program was created by Hope House of Milwaukee, a community center located in the Walker’s Point neighborhood. The program offers educational and recreational activities to youth living in the shelters as well as youth living around the Hope House neighborhood.
What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer? Would you move forward with surgeries and chemo therapy? Robert Lintereur, Wellspring Board Member, was diagnosed with prostate cancer 6 years ago and chose a simple macrobiotic diet instead of the usual recommended chemo therapy.
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and the Department of Transportation are teaming up! The Share and Be Aware program hopes to reduce the number of crashes and traffic fatalities involving bicyclists and pedestrians.
Imagine you’re a mother with little education, but you dream of earning your GED and being the best role model for your children. Who would you turn to for help?
Adoption Resources of Wisconsin has been helping children in foster care since 1982. It grew into an organization that helps facilitate the placement of more than 1,500 children from foster care into adoptive homes while providing essential programs like the Home to Stay Project.
We introduce this series with a wordle of our member organizations, generated from the text on the member organization page of our website.
Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee is passionately committed to raising money for our more than 50 nonprofit members through employee giving in area workplaces. By donating to Community Shares, you help us help them make Milwaukee a better place to live.