People Holding Hands in partnership/connected

The institute works to align interests for collective action on co-created programs and projects through our Systems Change and Peacebuilding Fellows program and by utilizing participatory processes and dialogue to create shared understandings and proposals. 

Dr. Karambu Ringera giving a talk to UWM students and collaboratiors
Karambu Ringera, of International Peace Inititatives (Kenya), hosting a talk at UWM.

Institute Partners

Our partners represent organizations and agencies spanning the diverse sectors of practice, issues and engagement relevant to Milwaukee and globally. 

UWM has 4,052partnerships around the world.
From local impact
To Global
UWM students complete39,762hours of service learning annually

Our Partners include:

  • Alma Center 
  • Catholic Charities 
  • Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee-Choice Neighborhood Initiative 
  • International Peace Initiatives  
  • KIVA & the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation 
  • Marquette University Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach Education Preparedness Program 
  • Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition 
  • Nia Imani 
  • Riverwest Food Pantry 
  • UW-Milwaukee Institute for World Affairs 
  • Walnut Way Conversation Corps 
  • Wisconsin Decarceration Platform

Interested in becoming a community partner? Fill out the community partner interest form.

Systems Change and Peacebuilding Fellows

SCP Fellows work closely with the Northwest Fresh Food Access Council and partners like Teens Grow Greens, Best Babies Zone, Choice Neighborhood Initiative, Westlawn Resident Council, and UWM Health & Wellness Centers to host community-building events like the 2021 Harvest Fest.

The Systems Change & Peacebuilding Fellows program provides opportunities for students to work side by side with community partners while building critical leadership skills in community-building, systems-thinking, facilitation, strategic planning and evaluation. Fellows provide support for ongoing partner initiatives, while also bringing their systems and peacebuilding perspectives, and practicing the institute’s core values of relationships, equity, emergence and trust.