Ripple Effect Milwaukee (REM): Spreading Peace and Building Communities
Community Partner Team from the 2011 Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) Call for Partnerships
Project Start Date: July 1, 2012
Project End Date: June 30, 2015
Award Amount: $749,999
Project Goals: In their first year, Ripple Effect Milwaukee (REM) will utilize their collective experience and expertise to develop a comprehensive peace building curriculum that will be implemented in five Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) sites and the St. Charles FOCUS program. This curriculum features peer-training-peer components and will expand to five additional BGCGM sites in the second and third years of funding, for a total of fifteen clubs to deliver the program. Additionally, REM will create youth-led leadership councils and theatrical productions that actively engage the community to reduce and prevent violence.