Several new pieces of public art were installed in Clarke Square, including the "¡Si Se Puede!" Mural on Chavez and Mineral and the "Moving Safely" Mural on Chavez & Greenfield. In addition, CSNI celebrated many of Clarke Square's public art assets through a social media campaign called Mural Monday. The stories of the pieces are being written up for historical documentation.
The Neighborhood Nights Out in Clarke Square Park were a huge success! There were seven events hosted by CSNI and community partners throughout the summer. Activities included Art in the Park, Bike Night, and Movie Night featuring "Coco." These events would not have been possible without the generosity of our community partners.
The 6th Annual CicloviaMKE event was held along Chavez and National. Despite incredibly warm temperatures, the event was attended by many neighbors, community members, and partners.
Music in Mitchell Park returned for another summer of free concerts. Clarke Square was serenaded by the sounds of Naborí, Abraxes, and the Universal Love Band (ULove).
CSNI was selected to host a Triumph medical student for the next two years. Jeanne Tong is researching incidences of asthma in Clarke Square and working to increase awareness about it. In addition, CSNI was selected to receive IT consulting services from UWM's Nonprof-IT program, which has helped give a face lift to a number of our websites. CSNI's staff was joined by one of Marquette's Trinity Fellows, as well as a part time staff member through the Native American Council of the Aged.
The Cesar E. Chavez Business Improvement District (BID #38) Board was reconstituted and has been active in promoting economic development and public safety along Chavez Drive.
CSNI hosted a group of mothers from Longfellow School for the On the Table through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. These passionate mothers plan to engage in neighborhood clean ups, as well as other activities, in an effort to assert their care and concern for the community.