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THE HARAMBEE - HOJA PROJECT 

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. - Hebrews 12:14
 
 



 

We want to improve park programming

HeartLove Place, in collaboration with ReciproCITY and the Medical College of Wisconsin, is interested in learning how community members are using the MLK Peace Place for physical activity.

About the Harambee - Hoja Project 

The Harambee-Hoja Project is a collaborative effort of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Community Engagement Core and the MCW Cardiovascular Center and is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at MCW.
 

About MLK Peace Place

In 2015, ReciproCity and HeartLove Place helped turn three vacant lots on MLK Drive in the Harambee neighborhood into a new community park. The park, now named Peace Place, includes landscaping, fruit trees, large scale murals honoring nonviolent civil rights efforts in the 1960s, garden beds, birdhouses, a free library, and bike racks. Peace Place is located at 3226-3228 N Doctor M.L.K. Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212. 
 

Join a Focus Group

We are inviting community members to share their ideas and perspectives on how the MLK Peace Place could be used for more physical activity by participating in a 90 minute focus group to be led by Heartlove Place. There will be a $25 incentive for participating.
 
The Harambee-Hoja Project Area is bordered by West Capitol Drive, North Humboldt Boulevard, East North Avenue, and North Teutonia Avenue.
 

Eligibility Criteria 

Do you live within one mile of the MLK Peace Place on MLK and Ring St.?
Are you an African American/Black individual between the ages of 14 and 80? 
Are you interested in how the MLK Peace Park can be used for physical activity?
 
Ages 14-17         Ages 18-80
Contact Fidel Verdin
414-899-1949
     
Contact Latisha Gyden
414-372-1550 ext. 130
 
 
Are you interested in participating? Our next focus group will be Tuesday, August 21 at 5pm. Sign up today!