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Inside the Tripoli Shrine Center

Inside the Tripoli Shrine Center

From the top floor Billiards Room to the basement Egyptian Room, TCD takes an intimate look at this historic venue.

Know Milwaukee: Shops of Grand Avenue
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Shops of Grand Avenue

The first year of the Creativity Works Here program has brought on a welcome change to the Shops of Grand Avenue.

Know Milwaukee: African World Festival
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African World Festival

Along with the summer celebration, African World Festival provides year-round programming and promotes civic engagement in Milwaukee's African-American community.

Know Milwaukee: Spreenkler Creative
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Spreenkler Creative

Starting as a "meet-up" in 2006, Spreenkler Creative now assists college students to gain creative campaign work experience at their office in the Grand Avenue

Know Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Theatre
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Milwaukee Public Theatre

For 37 years, Milwaukee Public Theatre has made the arts accessible to everyone through original performances, workshops, and residencies.

Know Milwaukee: Art Milwaukee
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Art Milwaukee

Art Milwaukee strengthens Milwaukee's artistic community through empowering local artists and bringing social experiences through art.

Know Milwaukee: VETransfer
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Located in the Grand Avenue, VETransfer is the first organization of its kind where U.S. war veterans receive training to succeed as entrepreneurs.

Know Milwaukee: COA
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The Children's Outing Association has been helping children, teens and adults gain the skills they need to get out of poverty for more than a century.

Know Milwaukee: ArtWorks – Empowering local youth
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ArtWorks – Empowering local youth

The nonprofit uses art to help area teens build job experience, reclaim their communities, and find their voice.

Know Milwaukee: Outwords Books – An enclave for LGBT lit
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Outwords Books – An enclave for LGBT lit

Over the last 18 years, Outwords Books has built a strong and loyal community, helping Milwaukee's only LGBT bookstore weather a depressed economy and the ever-changing publishing industry.

Know Milwaukee: Creating diverse communities with Bethany Sanchez
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Creating diverse communities with Bethany Sanchez

Through her work with the Milwaukee Fair Housing Council and a national network of nonprofits, Bethany Sanchez advocates for fair lending practices and helps empower home owners.

Know Milwaukee: CORE/El Centro – Healing mind, body and soul
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CORE/El Centro – Healing mind, body and soul

The holistic healing center has formed a community of organizations and volunteers to serve low-income Milwaukeeans and instill a sense of camaraderie among marginalized populations.