Building and strengthening community-university partnerships is a long-standing commitment of the Cultures & Communities Program, and the UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research.


Cultures & Communities initiatives include:

MKE Scholars Program
In conjunction with the UWM Student Success Center, the UWM Inclusive Excellence Center, and with financial support from the Burke Foundation, Cultures & Communities offers this support program to incoming and continuing UWM students affiliated with one of the seven Burke Foundation sponsored pre-college programs. Students earn their Cultures & Communities Certificate while participating in this program.

Sociocultural Programming
Cultures & Communities helps to bring notable speakers in the arts, politics and education to UWM as a co-sponsor of socio-cultural programming on campus.

Transforming Justice
An effort to create a grassroots history of mass criminalization in Milwaukee through workshops for liberation, youth video documentaries and digital public archives.

Stitching History from the Holocaust
A virtual museum exhibition developed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library’s Digital Humanities Lab and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

America’s Black Holocaust Museum
A virtual museum based in Milwaukee that builds public awareness of the harmful legacies of slavery in America and promotes racial repair, reconciliation and healing.

Walnut Way: Men’s Wellness
A project that creates spaces in the Walnut Way neighborhood for fathers to thrive and strenghten themselves, their families and their community in an environment of peer support.