Ripple Effect Milwaukee (REM): Spreading Peace and Building Communities
Community Partner Team from the 2011 VPI Call for Partnerships
Project Start Date: 7/1/2012
Project End Date: 6/30/2015
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.