Our mission: We unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. Our strategy: Team members dedicated to building relationships in the community work together in targeted Milwaukee neighborhoods where the comprehensive efforts encourage collective efficacy, resident capacity and youth leadership.

Annual Safe & Sound Outcomes...


Residents reached at their front doors in face-to-face conversations each year


Residents participants at 1105 community meetings & events


Number of neighborhood nuisances—like loitering, drug dealing, public drunkenness—resolved each year


External blight issues remedied annually and 15000 square feet of graffiti removed

Safe & Sound’s Elena Burke (left), Drug Free Communities manager and Adrian Spencer, District 5 community organizer, listen to a panel of neighborhood organization directors. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Milwaukee NNS: Social service leaders hope UNCOM summit generates new partnerships

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 BY ANDREA WAXMAN Rick Banks, a community organizer at the Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative, said that connecting with others doing similar work and exploring opportunities for collaboration were the most valuable results of the inaugural Settlement House Neighborhood Summit. “We don’t often get this many people doing community development in the same […]

photo by Edgar Mendez

Milwaukee NNS: Pilot computer coding class helps prepare students for tomorrow’s careers

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 BY EDGAR MENDEZ Sitting in front of a desktop computer in a classroom on the third floor of Carmen High School of Science and Technology’s South Campus, Katera Boss and her classmates, Karina Arevalo and Ana Jacinto, are typing in a language that is hard for the untrained eye to decipher. The […]


CBS 58: Sherman Park sports week

By Scott Grodsky, Sports Anchor/MMJ It’s sports week at Sherman Park. Local teenagers played in a three-on-three basketball tournament today as part of a busy week with golf, rugby and kickball. The sports continue with flag football tomorrow and a softball tournament Friday. WATCH NOW



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