The dream we all share for our children, our families and our community is to thrive. Not just to survive and get by, not just to improve – but to grow and ﬂourish and succeed.
CONNECTION TO THE COMMUNITY
Listening. Collaborating. Serving.
Great things happen when people join together and take action.
From the very start of our Collaboration, we have made it a priority to put resident and stakeholder voices at the center – honoring the community's history, culture and people. By listening and collaborating every step of the way, we we have included the individuals and organizations in the neighborhood to help address needs, guide our strategies, and even shape our identity. Together, we will accomplish our shared mission to help support and sustain a united, equitable, thriving community.
On June 7th, the ThriveOn Collaboration announced the official start of construction on the ThriveOn King building. On Thursday, June 30th, construction crews began removing the metal panels covering the red brick structure. To protect the safety of the community and those working at the site, metal fencing has been installed, closing the sidewalks around the building for the entire construction period.
Upcoming construction activities will include internal asbestos abatement and demolition of the loading dock.
To celebrate the construction commencement milestone, and to continue to thank the community, a block party event is planned for later this summer. Stay tuned!
Keeping Our Communities Affordable & Inclusive
The ThriveOn Collaboration is committed to keeping our communities affordable and inclusive, and respectful of the people who make up the backbone of our neighborhoods. That's why we are a supporter of the MKE United Anti-Displacement Fund, which provides financial assistance to help ensure that long-time, income-eligible homeowners are not displaced due to rising property values and new developments.
Historic Halyard Park
Named for banker and activist Ardie Clark Halyard and her husband Wilbur, who sponsored the area's redevelopment in the 1970s, Halyard Park is a unique, vital residential neighborhood within Bronzeville and a bastion of Black homeownership. Learn about its inspiring history and current strengths and challenges.
The Better the Team, the Greater the Change
At the ThriveOn Collaboration, we are proud to have assembled a team of amazing individuals who contribute the best of themselves in order to achieve a shared goal. We are also privileged to partner with community members dedicated to our common vision – to help all of Milwaukee achieve equity, health and prosperity. Every month, we feature a different partner of whom we are especially proud – from inside our team – or from our extended family in the community.
Gregory M. Wesley, one of the three co-chairs at the ThriveOn Collaboration, is the senior vice president of strategic alliances and business development at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He is a former partner at Gonzalez, Saggio and Harlan LLP in Milwaukee, and served on the MCW Board of Trustees from 2009-2016. His impressive range of legal experience includes advising clients from a broad range of industries including healthcare, real estate development, financial services, retail and manufacturing. Wesley is also a past president of the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers, a former chair of the Milwaukee Urban League Board of Directors, and a past trustee of the Faye McBeath Foundation.
Director of Community Engagement