To promote and nurture experiences and encounters between individuals, with the ultimate goal of building authentic relationships across the divides that exist within our community, and creating a blueprint on how to address and solve biases.
Built on the legacy of The Mosaic Project (2000 – 2010), Partnership MKE is a new initiative that aims to break down barriers and destroy bias by pairing individual community leaders across lines of race, age, religion, sexual orientation, and culture. The program will guide participants through an eight-month process of relationship, understanding, and trust-building.
The new Partnership MKE is designed with two levels of interaction, creating a holistic approach to driving personal and social change:
- Identify, encourage, and train as many of the 600 Mosaic Project alumni to re-establish and use their social capital within racial and ethnic diversity in Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.
- Create a new cohort of partners to participate in a curriculum-based experience that integrates social networks and binds them focusing on measuring community outcomes.
Danielle Bly, WEC Energy Group/We Energies
Marjorie Bradbury Laing, MGIC
Steve Brewer, Benchmark Analytics
Michael Charboneau, Baird
Lena DeLaet, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Julie Divjak, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Kai Yael Gardner Mishlove, Jewish Community Relations Council
Cathy Girard, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc
Jesus Gonzalez, Rockwell Automation
Bobby Griffin, Rockwell Automation
Brendan Griffith, Reputation Partners
Tawana Harper, Milwaukee College Prep
Maricha Harris, Dominican Center
Raynetta Hill, CommonBond Communities
Erica Horton, Next Door Foundation
Dante Houston, AMN Healthcare
Ryan Hurley, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Kadie Jelenchick, Foley & Lardner LLP
Ginger Lazovik, Keller Williams
Suzanne Maldonado, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc
Molly Kathryn Mattefs, NEWaukee
Shawn McCourt, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc
Laura Meine, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Dan Michael, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc
Shelly Sabourin, Froedtert Health
Dave Steele, Regional Transit Leadership Council
Jayne Thoma, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Kent Walters, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc
Bridget Whitaker, Safe & Sound
Chad Winters, Hub International
Paul Wuteska, Rockwell Automation
Dashal Myron Young, Wisconsin Community Services