Milwaukee Living - Activities - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukeans take part in many clubs and organizations; activities include interest groups, clubs, hobbies, community centers, organizations, and groups
  • AA: Alcoholics Anonymous Milwaukee
  • AIDS: Resource Center of Wisconsin; provides HIV prevention, training and education, access to services for people affected by HIV disease, clinical research on HIV treatment and HIV advocacy through nine statewide offices
  • Alice's Garden: sustainable farming; community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises
  • Amateur Radio ES: Milwaukee/Waukesha Amateur Radio Emergency Service; consists of licensed amateur radio operators (hams) who have voluntarily registered qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service during disasters
  • Agriculture, Urban: Food Systems; focuses on community food systems, sustainable agriculture, community gardening, and leadership
  • Anthropology, Urban: Urban Anthropology Inc. (UrbAn); engaged exclusively in the practice of urban anthropology; cultural diversity and a holistic approach to urban problem-solving
  • Art Bay View: Bay View Arts Guild; works to make art a part of life in the neighborhood of Bay View, a neighborhood south of downtown Milwaukee
  • Art Latino: Latino Arts; provides and promotes Hispanic programming in the arts
  • Art Riverwest: Riverwest Artist Association; aims to foster reflective, innovative, and proactive art to enrich and stimulate the community
  • Art Walker's Pt: Walker's Point Center for the Arts; art exhibits; supports visual and performing arts and learning in a multicultural environment
  • Art Youth: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center; a contemporary arts education and rehearsal facility for the young people; joint venture of First Stage Children's Theater and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Artist Resources MARN: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network; an advocacy group that pools knowledge and skills to help promote the arts in Wisconsin
  • Astronomy: Milwaukee Astronomical Society; observatory in New Berlin; observations of eclipsing binaries, RR Lyraes, Asteroid Occultations, Lunar Grazes; hands-on astronomy and public outreach
  • Autism Society: Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin; supports people with autism spectrum disorders, their families, professionals, and others
  • BarCamp: gathering for sharing and learning; focused on technology and creativity; discussions, demos and interaction; the name "bar" comes from computer jargon--a name for a function as a temporary example (foo and bar are commonly used)
  • Bike Collective: Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
  • Billiards: Billiard Congress of Wisconsin; conducts tournaments on professional-size pool tables
  • Blood: BloodCenter of Wisconsin; provides blood products, medical expertise, and scientific discovery
  • Bonsai: Milwaukee Bonsai Society; dedicated to helping individuals in their efforts to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of bonsai
  • Bowling: United States Bowling Congress; national governing body of bowling; located in Greendale, Wisconsin near Southridge Mall; serves more than three million bowlers across the country
  • Boys & Girls Clubs: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee; a youth-serving agency to empower all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens
  • Broadcast: Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 28 Milwaukee; gives chapter information, newsletters, and articles about broadcasting such as the story of Milwaukee's first radio and television stations
  • Burns, Robert: Robert Burns Club of Milwaukee; dedicated to Scotland's 18th century poet Robert Burns; includes club information as well as links to information about Robert Burns and his works
  • Catholic: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee; information and news about the Roman Catholic Archdiocese which includes Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties
  • Chinese: Milwaukee Chinese Community Center; Chinese language education, culture outreach, and social engagement
  • Christian Ctr: Milwaukee Christian Center; based on the south side of Milwaukee, an agency offering community programs
  • Civil Air Patrol: Milwaukee Composite Squadron Five, Civil Air Patrol
  • COA: Children's Outing Association Youth and Family Centers; services and programs for Milwaukee families; established 1906
  • Community Shares: Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee; supports and funds organizations actively working to solve serious social problems confronting the Milwaukee area
  • Creative: Milwaukee Regional Creative Industries Project; works to define, inventory and map the Milwaukee region's creative economy and develop a strategic action plan for the region's creative sector
  • Creative Trust: fostering life-long learning through art
  • Cultural Alliance: Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee; works to foster the cultural resources of the area
  • Custard: CustartList.com; devoted to listing the daily flavors of custard (a dessert made of eggs, sugar, and milk) available for sale at restaurants or stands; custard is a great Milwaukee tradition; this Web site originated for Milwaukee-area stands, this list now provides information all over the United States; customizable
  • Data: Milwaukee Data Initiative
  • Engineers: Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers; supports the ethical practice of Professional Engineering
  • Fair Trade: Milwaukee Fair Trade Coalition
  • Filipino: Filipino American Association of Wisconsin
  • Folk Dancing: Milwaukee Folk Dance Community; lists schedules and information for Milwaukee Folk Dance and music activities
  • French: Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee; dedicated to promoting French language, literature, history and culture and to encouraging French-American cultural exchange and friendship; offers classes
  • Fun: MKE Fun; a list of Milwaukee area attractions related to unique shopping, dining, nightlife, and things to do
  • Groundwork: Groundwork Milwaukee; develops the physical environment with community-based partnerships to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being
  • Growing Power: Food Systems; focuses on community food systems, sustainable agriculture, community gardening, and leadership
  • Genealogical Society: Milwaukee County Genealogical Society; collects, exchanges and preserves genealogical materials; informs the general public about genealogy; and purchases books of genealogical value to be donated to public libraries in the Milwaukee area
  • Genealogy WIGenWeb: Wisconsin Genweb Project; information about Milwaukee County, Wisconsin genealogy resources
  • Greater Milw Foundation: Greater Milwaukee Foundation; helps people establish permanent charitable funds that serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties and beyond
  • Green Bldgs: Wisconsin Green Building Alliance; facilitates and promotes the development and use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices within Wisconsin's built environment
  • Goodwill: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago; provides work opportunities and skill development for people with barriers to employment
  • Habitat: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; opporunities for home ownership
  • Historic Milwaukee: Historic Milwaukee; dedicated to increasing the public's awareness of Milwaukee's historical and architectural heritage; provides walking tours and guided bus tours, and lectures
  • Human Res Mgt: Human Resource Management Association of Southeastern Wisconsin; a professional organization for those involved in the human resource management profession; the local affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Humane: Wisconsin Humane Society; provides quality, cost effective services for homeless animals; site includes information on animal adoption
  • Hunger: Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee; provides donated food and food purchased in bulk to area emergency feeding organizations; offers various forms of administrative and technical assistance; promotes social policies that ensure food security
  • Ice Age Trail: Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation; works to protect, promote, build and maintain segments of the Ice Age Trail--a 1,600 kilometer national and state scenic trail located entirely in Wisconsin that shows Ice Age and continental glaciation; headquarters is in Milwaukee
  • International: International Institute of Wisconsin; dedicated to the promotion of international cooperation, understanding, and a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural perspective through education, exchange, communication, social activities, and immigration and naturalization services
  • Irish Cultural Ctr: Irish Cultural and Heritage Center; information on Irish events in Milwaukee
  • Irish Shamrock Club: Shamrock Club of Wisconsin; oldest and largest Irish American organization in the State of Wisconsin
  • Islamic: Islamic Society of Milwaukee; works to serve the religious, educational and social needs of the community and to promote good citizenship; to advocate for social justice, to build relations with other communities and to assist those in need
  • Jewish: Milwaukee Jewish Federation; builds a strong unified Jewish community in Milwaukee, in Israel and throughout the world; committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and tikkun olam (improving the society in which we live)
  • Keep Milw Beautiful: Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful; works for waste reduction and reuse, recycling, composting, and litter and graffiti prevention; environmental education and community involvement programs and events
  • Labor: Milwaukee County Labor Council; supports organizing labor
  • Law Bar: Milwaukee Bar Association; advocates for local and state practice standards, ethics codes and lawyer discipline and licensure
  • LGBT: Milwaukee Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center; community-based organization to improve the quality of life for LGBT people in the Metro Milwaukee area
  • Literacy: Milwaukee Achiever Program Adult Literacy Services; provides adult literacy education to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults living in the Milwaukee area
  • MACC Fund: Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer; a charitable organization formed in 1976 to support research into the effective treatment and cure of childhood cancer; special events include professional athletes, community-minded business people, corporations, fraternal organizations, local celebrities, and volunteers
  • Makerspace: Milwaukee Makerspace; a social club for people who like build, invent, tinker and/or collect new skills and expand their minds
  • Medical: Medical Society of Milwaukee County; an organization of physicians that provides leadership responsive to the needs of its members and collaborates with others to improve the community's health by maintaining the highest possible standards in the practice of medicine
  • Medieval Life: Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr; dedicated to providing an atmosphere of learning, sharing, growth and recognition through the study and re-enactment of medieval life
  • Ministries: Milwaukee Outreach Center; unites churches and ministries to reach out to those in need of physical and spiritual help
  • Mentoring: Milwaukee Mentors; a program to increase the number of adult mentors for Milwaukee youth
  • MS Soc: Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; helps people with multiple sclerosis
  • New Urbanism: Congress for the New Urbanism Wisconsin Chapter; works for sustainable cities, agricultural and natural land preservation, urban centers and towns with diverse neighborhoods, and education and exchange in the area of the New Urbanism
  • Nonprofit Ctr: Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee; serves as a resource to nonprofit agencies
  • Park People: Park People of Milwaukee County; a volunteer group working in partnership with the Milwaukee County Park Department to protect, enhance and preserve the more than 144 parks and 6,000 hectares of land in Milwaukee County
  • Parenting: MilwaukeeMoms.com; a resource and networking community for parents raising kids ages 0-6 years
  • Performing Arts: United Performing Arts Fund; raises operating funds for its member performing arts groups
  • Public Policy: Public Policy Forum; a group devoted to a range of issues affecting southeastern Wisconsin, the state and the nation: education, tax and economic development policy, transportation, public safety, health, public infrastructure and other quality of life issues
  • Press: Milwaukee Press Club; local journalism organization
  • Radio: Forum for local radio; presents information and discussion of local and area broadcast radio; includes Arbitron ratings of radio stations and shows
  • Radio Repeater: Milwaukee Repeater Club; an Amateur Radio Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin which owns and maintains an Amateur Radio Repeater system WI9MRC covering 13 counties across Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Railroad Club: Lionel Railroad Club-Milwaukee; operates a Lionel train layout at its club location
  • Recreation: Milwaukee Recreation; a department of the Milwaukee Public Schools to provide community recreation programs for adults and children
  • Recycling: Milwaukee Recycles; Recycle for Good - Milwaukee; aims to bring together neighborhoods while providing information and education in preventing valuable recyclables from going to waste in our landfills; recycling information from a variety of local, state and federal resources
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross Greater Milwaukee Chapter; provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies; includes Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties
  • River: Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers; works to advocate for water quality, land use, and the biota in the watersheds of the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic rivers
  • River Rivitalization: River Revitalization Foundation; conservation and protection of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers; protection of riparian corridors; land acquisition, easements, connecting green space, creating a parkway which provides public access to the river valley, and landowner education
  • St. Vincent: St. Vincent de Paul Society District Council of Milwaukee; a Catholic lay organization which involves its volunteer members in helping situations with those who are in need
  • Salvation Army: Salvation Army Greater Milwaukee; provides food and housing
  • SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives; works for entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses
  • SciFi: Milwaukee Time Lords; a science fiction fan club with its original foundation being the British TV series Doctor Who
  • Scottish: Wisconsin Scottish; preserves the traditional arts and crafts, culture, heritage and traditions of the British Isles through educational activities
  • Scottish Dancers: Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers; a social group that enjoys learning and dancing the traditional jigs, reels and strathspeys of Scotland
  • Singles: MKE Personals; a resource that allows singles connect through personal ads as well as a personality profile that helps match dimensions of compatibility
  • Special Olympics: Special Olympics Wisconsin; provides persons with cognitive disabilities year-round sports training and competition
  • Story-Ex Fabula: community bonds through storytelling
  • Tech Comm: Society for Technical Communication Wisconsin Chapter; serves Technical Writers, Graphic Artists, and other technical communication professionals throughout Wisconsin, especially in the Southeastern area of the state
  • Transition: Transition Milwaukee; works to create, enhance and promote community projects related to food, power, economics, transportation, and self-reliance
  • Turners: Milwaukee Turners; hosts public discussions and debate on democracy and programs for physical health such as gymnastics education, public forums, music and art events; has its roots in the German Turn Verein associations of the early 19th century founded by Frederick Ludwig Jahn in 1811 to prepare youth mentally and physically for resistance to Napoleonic domination; these organizations were later founded in the United States by German immigrants; the Milwaukee Turners were founded in 1855
  • United Way: United Way of Greater Milwaukee; conducts a single, community-wide fund-raising campaign once a year to provide local health and human service programs with money for community problems like child abuse, hunger, homelessness and substance abuse
  • Urban Ecology: Urban Ecology Center; a neighborhood ecology education community center in Riverside Park; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Urban Gardens: Milwaukee Urban Gardens; acquires and preserves land and partners with neighborhood residents to develop and maintain community gardens; currently holds titles to four properties: Greenfolks Garden in Riverwest; Village Roots Garden in Bay View; Hocking Heritage and Spencer Garden, both on the Northwest side of Milwaukee
  • Urban League: Milwaukee Urban League; works to help people to achieve their full potential and participate in the social mainstream, to secure economic self-sufficiency, parity and power, and civil rights
  • Volunteers: Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee; connects people with opportunities to volunteer in a wide range of organizations; site includes a listing of volunteer opportunities with many area nonprofit organizations
  • Water: The Water Council; works on area freshwater research, economic development and education; formerly The Milwaukee Water Council
  • Woman's Club: Woman's Club of Wisconsin; civic and social club; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Women's Business: Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation; an economic development corporation offering business education, technical assistance and access to capital for women and minority entrepreneurs
  • Writing: Redbird studios; a small educational organization dedicated to helping people write; located in the Marian Center on the shore of Lake Michigan in Bay View, Milwaukee
  • YMCA: YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee; provides exercise and fitness programs to the community as well as programs for families, mentoring, teens, children, and young women
  • YWCA: YWCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • Zoological Society: Zoological Society of Milwaukee; conserves wildlife and endangered species, educates people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and supports the Milwaukee County Zoo
  • -Milwaukee List-: Milwaukee clubs and organizations list; from Neighborhood Link
  • -USA Directories-: Search organization directories; there are hundreds of thousands of organizations, associations, societies, and nonprofits in the US covering many interests; some of these are based in Milwaukee; these directories help you locate an organization
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