Holton Youth and Family Center Collaborative (HYFCC)

Community Partner Team from the 2010 Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) Call for Partnerships

Project Start Date: January 1, 2010
Project End Date: June 30, 2015
Award Amount: $1,050,000

Project Goals:  The Holton Youth + Family Center Collaborative will use a three-tiered approach to youth violence prevention  founded on an evidence-based structure that addresses an array of community voiced and data driven needs from the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods. The Collaborative uses the Targeted Tier, Nurturing Parenting Program, Community Investment Program and Restorative Justice practices. The Collaborative design will reduce violence by stopping the cycle of dysfunction at the individual, family, and systems levels that result in marginalization, disempowerment, and disconnection – all of which lead to criminality, gang involvement and violence.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Holton Youth and Family Center Collaborative (HYFCC)
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Above the Clouds
  • District Attorney's Community Prosecution Unit District #5
  • Malaika Early Learning Center
  • Milwaukee Police District #5
  • Running Rebels
  • Safe & Sound
  • Wisconsin Community Services (WCS)
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: John Meurer, MD, MBA, Institute for Health and Society
Additional Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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  Project Dissemination Efforts:
  • Articles
    • Featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article (April 2014)
    • Featured in Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service article (April 2014)
  • Awards
    • Received award from Metlife Foundation for HYFCC work in gang prevention
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Hosted a Juneteenth Day Celebration information booth
    • Conducted community marketing at STOP Back to School Bash and MCW Pathway student orientation
    • Participated in Problem Oriented Policing project
    • Conducted community marketing at the Brew City Bruisers home opener and the Juneteenth Day Celebration
    • Exhibited information table at STOP Back to School Bash (August 2013)
    • Exhibited information table at Riverside High School Open House (September 2013)
    • Presentation of HYFC programs at Cass Street School teachers meeting (September 2013)
    • Presentation at Marquette University Communications Department (October 2013)
    • Community marketing at 2014 Juneteenth Day Celebration
    • Bridge Project Milwaukee Campaign
    • YLC presented their Call to Action to the Safe & Sound Program Council
    • YLC hosted Milwaukee Youth Council site visit tour of the Safe & Sound Program Safe Places
    • Panel presentation at the Helen Bader Foundation on incarceration and education
    • Panel presentation al Cooley Auditorium at MATC "Michelle Alexander event"
    • Presentation display at Safe & Sound Annual Breakfast event
    • Presentation at 2nd Annual Summit to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Presentations
    • Conducted numerous presentations at community events, individual meetings with local systems’ leaders and community members and group meetings of local neighborhood associations
    • Presented at AHW-WPP Leading the Way Joint Conference. September 2012.
    • Presented at the Milwaukee Police Department District 5 Crime Prevention Meeting
    • Presented at the VPI Resource Exchange
    • Presented at the Wisconsin Anti-Gang Summit
    • Participated as panelists at the Mass Incarceration of African American Males Conference and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Urban Initiatives and Research Restorative Practices Conference
    • Panelist presentation at Juvenile Law Seminar (Fall 2013)
    • Panelist presentation at Re-Entry Conference (Fall 2013)
    • Presentation at American Public Health Conference (November 2013)
    • Presentation to Safe & Sound staff (February 2014)
    • Panel presentation at Future Milwaukee Community Conversation Session (February 2014)
    • Presentation at HWPP Working Together to Make it Better: Communities, Academic and IRBs Workshop (March 2014)
    • Presentation at Brighter Futures quarterly meeting (March 2014)
    • Panel presentation at Wisconsin Black Historical Society (March 2014)
    • Presentation to MCW Pediatrics Program (March 2014)
    • Presentation to La Causa Wraparound Program (April 2014)
    • Roundtable presentation at the American Public Health Association Conference (November 2014)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
(414) 955-4350 | healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu