We had a great time last Saturday for our spring cleanup. We also had additional help from several college student volunteers. Thank you all for participating!
Please visit our new Facebook Page, and be sure to click “like” we are moving to a new page to allow for easier updates by our board members. Please join to keep up to date on the latest happenings and interact with your neighbors real-time!
At the winter caroling event Sherman Park Community Association interviewed some of our members about the neighborhood, the association and organizations in Uptown Crossing. Take a look:
Join us for our next UCNA meeting Monday May 9th @ 7pm at the SOS Center on 4620 W. North Ave. We will be going over our plan to clean up the corner of 44th and Wright Streets where one of the most recent robberies and sexual assaults on women in our neighborhood occurred. To learn more about the incidents, the details can be found here.
The perpetrator may still be on the streets, but that is all the more reason to unite with our neighbors, get to know each other and work together to clean up the area where one of these attacks happened in our neighborhood. Not only does everyone who visits our neighborhood see the dilapidated houses on the Southern corners of 44th and Wright, but the address and images have been shown all over the city, county, state and even in the Chicago Tribune. This is definitely not the kind of attention we want or need while trying to improve our neighborhood. It also makes friends and family scared to come to our homes and definitely discourages people from purchasing and improving homes in the area. These abandoned properties are also magnets and hiding grounds for people up to no good. If we can make a difference in one area, it will make a difference for the safely and security of all of us.
Please come on May 9th to give your feedback, collaborate with police, the alderman’s office, the department of neighborhood services and neighbors and take action together. If we all remain hiding in our homes, afraid to walk our neighborhood, dividing instead of uniting we will be the loosers and more and more crime will contine. There is hope though. If we all work together to make positive change, then we can take our streets and neighborhood back for everyone. If we are all too afraid or busy to take action together, then things will only get worse. Please come and unite with your neighbors and community to make real change happen!
Please share our meeting flier (UCNA May 9th 2011 Meeting Announcement) with your neighbors, concerned friends and local organizations!
Come to the 2400 block of North 47th Street for cleanup supplies and to work with your neighbors to help cleanup your block from 11 to 1pm on April 30th!
We will have an ice cream social outside in the same block at 1pm to meet our neighbors and relax after our teamwork to clean up our Uptown Crossing neighborhood!
Please join us for our upcoming meetings and presentations at the SOS Center at 4620 West North Avenue. Just come to the door on the West side of the building and ring the bottom doorbell.
Mon, Jan 10 – 7pm – UCNA Regular Meeting and Special Presentation by Safe and Sound
Safe and Sound is a non-profit organization committed making Milwaukee neighborhoods safe places to work, live and raise families. They are coming to our meeting to show us the tactics they use to make neighborhoods safer to live in and what can we do as citizens to protect ourselves and our property. We will also be discussing other upcoming events and initiatives of UCNA as part of our regular meeting.
Sat, Jan 15 – 10am – Special meeting with Washington Heights Neighborhood Association
Come meet our neighbors in Washington Heights. The Washington Heights Neighborhood borders us to the South West. We are meeting to get to know each other and discuss the possibility of a McDonald’s where Ralph’s Coffee now stands.
Mon, Feb 7 – 7pm – Special Meeting with Common Ground
Come meet Common Ground and learn about their work in the Sherman Park area, and making the banks accountable for the foreclosures and how this directly impact us in the UCNA area.
Come to our caroling and potluck event on December 19th, 2010. All ages are welcome. We are gathering in front of 2466 N. 47th St. at 3:30. We’ll carol for about an hour, then head over to the SOS Center (4620 West North Avenue) for soup, cider, and fellowship. Hope to see you there!
A local family is making plans to open a new Jamaican-style restaurant that includes a bar at 5007-09 W. Center Street. The family has presented a detailed business plan to those in attendance at the special meeting called and has put significant work into the building they have purchased for this effort. The overall response from those in attendance was positive, and they are now meeting with other organizations in the area.
Recently, the Vangard Group, a locally owned development company, presented their plans to help develop a McDonald’s in the Uptown area. The plan involves placing a McDonald’s along Lisbon Avenue at the entrance to I-41. The overall response of those in attendance was positive, and the developer is moving forward with getting approval from other organizations in the area.
We had a fantastic walk through our neighborhood with our Alderman, Neighborhood Services, District 3 Police Officers and lots of our fellow neighbors. We got a chance to meet some of our neighbors, get their concerns addressed and build relationships! Click here to check out the coverage on CBS News!