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Culturally Inclusive Wellbeing

See what makes Milwaukee a great place to live and learn. Being new to a city can be difficult, and it may be hard to find your community. While we hope you’ll find support here on campus, it can help to connect to groups and resources in the community at large.

Our goals are two-fold:

1) Increase access and awareness of culturally specific wellbeing resources in the community.

2) Decrease isolation for incoming and existing URM learners here at MCW.

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Wellbeing Resources

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Wellbeing and holistic healing
Self-care
  • Gee’s Clippers Barber and Beauty Salon
  • Hair Braiding and Crochet Styles: Toni Gray (414) 614-7400 | Krystal Blanchard (414) 391-3114
  • KRS Hair and Wax Studio
  • Scrugg and Sons Shoe Repair
  • Value Beauty Supply – various locations
Counseling and mental health
Professional and social networking
Recreation dining and entertainment
Gathering around ethnicity identity and faith
Get involved
  • The Benedict Center “The Benedict Center provides services and support to women in the criminal justice system so they can live safer, healthier lives for themselves, their children and the community we all share.”
  • Common Ground “a non-partisan group of ordinary citizens of Southeast Wisconsin, dedicated to identifying problems facing our community and implementing creative solutions”
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Miltown LGBT Families (a project of Cream City Foundation)
  • Nō Studios “create a collaborative workspace and social community that offers an environment for artists and art lovers to come together.”
  • Pathfinders – nonprofit organization serving youth in crisis
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center – helping families affected by domestic violence
  • Walnut Way “Sustain transformation by advancing an economically diverse and abundant community through civic engagement, environmental stewardship and creating venues for prosperity.”

Have we missed a Milwaukee gem?

Please send your suggestions to Dr. David Cipriano at dcipriano@mcw.edu.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

For more resources, visit the MCW Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.

Good Neighbor List

A list of diverse vendors in the metro-Milwaukee area. These are BIPOC, Veteran, LGBTQ+, Women and Persons with Disabilities-owned businesses covering a range of goods and services.

View current list (Google Docs)