Over the past year the partners, Ascension Wisconsin, Office of Violence Prevention, Sherman Park Community Association, and United Way, of BUILD Health Challenge Sherman Park have been quite busy. The COVID-19 pandemic offered an opportunity to serve the immediate needs of the Historic Sherman Park community. Efforts went to providing items such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and other items to meet the basic needs of the residents. In response to the economic crisis many have and are facing, BUILD Sherman Park was also able to provide $100 gift cards to nearly 75 families at the end of 2020. Even small things matter. BUILD is now preparing to focus on the future, welcoming our BUILD Health Challenge Sherman Park Community Council.
I have lived in the Sherman Park community for 30 years. I truly believe our community has great potential. Our commercial corridors are ripe for new development ideas and I hope to work with our neighborhood organizations to find the right developers to bring equitable development opportunities to our community.
Ms. Felicia Moore
I work on building a bridge with everyone in the community! I feed the homeless and others, I clean up the blood left at crime scenes, and I walk children across the street to keep them safe from the reckless drivers. My dream is to build a community center that meets the needs of everyone from entertainment to a warm safe place to come to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I work as a Social Worker for a church in Milwaukee. My favorite space in the Sherman Park community is the Sherman Phoenix! My dream for Sherman Park is for it to be a collaborative community where there is equal access to basic needs and is abundant in safe activities for youth.