If It's For the Community, It's With the Community
The ThriveOn Collaboration is built on the premise that the way to serve and support our communities is to communicate, collaborate and embrace them as vital, essential partners. That’s why in 2019, the Collaboration began its journey by engaging with individuals in the Harambee, Halyard Park and Brewers Hill neighborhoods to help clarify our vision, shape our goals, and guide our actions. And throughout our process and progress, our connection with the community has been continuous and productive.
How we Connect
The Collaboration stays in touch with the views and values of the community through continuous dialogue and interaction with residents, organizations and other community leaders, which includes:
- Neighborhood Resident Visioning Sessions
- One-on-One Interviews
- Meet & Greets
- Community Festivals & Events
- Neighborhood Association Meetings
- Virtual and in-person office hours
We have also established a Community Advisory Council, which integrates community perspective and advises on the use of space and resources, including recommending grants in our communities.
Zipporah (Z) Turnbull | Community Engagement Fellow
Z is a liaison between the Foundation, the community, and council members. She identifies businesses and organizations open to collaborating and hosting events and facilitates informational sessions. Z also engages with the community to build relationships and provide grant information system training.
Z’s career includes mobilizing voters, providing resources to the community, and hosting neighborhood/community association meetings. She has worked with Common Ground and Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizing volunteers and offering voter education. Z is grateful for the experience of living outside her hometown of Milwaukee, which has provided Z with opportunities and knowledge to better understand and service her local community.
Z is a University of Wisconsin, Stout graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Social Science with a concentration in Sociology and Anthropology and a Minor in Applied Peace Studies. She received the Alec Kirby Memorial Award for Leadership in Social Justice and the Building Opportunities for Leadership Development Award.
In her personal life, Z enjoys gardening, walks by the lake, tennis, and spending time with her loving, playful dog, Jazzy.
Office hours are currently suspended and will resume in the summer. With each session, visitors have the opportunity to chat with Community Engagement Fellow Zipporah (Z) Turnbull and learn information about neighborhood programs, resources and organizations in the ThriveOn King building.
Every Monday from noon–2 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Meeting ID: 851 5555 4989
Call-in: 1 (312) 626-6799 (use Meeting ID above)
First Thursday of each month 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Clinton Rose Senior Center
3045 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Second Monday of each month 4:30–7 p.m.
COA Youth and Family Centers
909 East North Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Third Friday of each month 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
2200 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212
To learn more about office hours, contact Z at email@example.com.