At Outpost, we envision an ideal world where our community has access to organically and locally produced goods, is educated about choices that impact the environment and supports a locally-based economy.
Outpost Community Partners is one way we strive to achieve this vision.
Every year four locally-based non-profit organizations are given the opportunity to partner with Outpost in order to build greater community awareness of the group and also raise much needed funds. Each organization will receive a $3000 donation from Outpost, one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund and opportunities to partner with Outpost on additional fundraising events.
Spring 2016: Groundwork Milwaukee
In an ideal world…"We envision a healthy urban environment that includes hundreds of gardens scattered throughout industrial and formerly industrial neighborhoods."
Food System Developer
Our Spring Community Partner, Groundwork Milwaukee, is always looking for a little extra help from the community! Take a look at their Wish List and consider donating a couple of items that they're in need of.
Outpost's 2016 Community Partners
Winter: Outreach Community Health Centers
Outreach Community Health Centers helps vulnerable individuals and families achieve the highest possible levels of health, wellness and self-sufficiency through programming that includes health, dental and mental health services. They currently operate 62 units of transitional housing for homeless families and provide nutritious food for their clients through their food pantry stocked with fresh produce and other healthy choices.
Spring: Groundwork Milwaukee
Groundwork Milwaukee takes pride in their collaborative approach to building community capacity through community gardening. Through three signature programs (Milwaukee Urban Gardens, Green Team and Young Farmers), Groundwork Milwaukee empowers people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.
Summer: Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps.
The Great Lakes CCC operates crews of young disadvantaged adults who invest thousands of hours of national service each year to maintain public lands and waterways in Southeastern Wisconsin. As environmental stewards, these young adults from local high schools and colleges complete improvement projects to earn scholarships for post-secondary education.
Fall: Centro Hispano Milwaukee
Centro Hispano is a bilingual multi-service and advocacy center that serves over 15,000 individuals annually and has served poor, working class and immigrant Latinos (and others) in the Milwaukee area for the past 48 years. From bilingual social services to education to housing for the elderly and disabled, Centro Hispano advocates for social and economic conditions that improves the quality of life for all.
2015 Community Partners
2014 Community Partners
2013 Community Partners