Water School

An initiative to build community-based leadership that will help define a Milwaukee water future grounded in stewardship, equity, and community-wide involvement. 

Water School, one of our flagship programs, educates community leaders on the water cycle, the watersheds of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River Basin, and how water moves through our city, our neighborhoods, and our communities.  Each year, the program trains neighborhood leaders from five partner sites, taking them through a process that includes water education, cross-community relationship building, art-making and project development.

Each Water School neighborhood site is tasked with developing a water stewardship project that brings new knowledge home to others in their communities and addresses a particular water challenge to promote community health, equity, economic development and justice.  

By partnering directly with other organizations, we cultivate neighborhood water leadership throughout the city and help cement the value of water stewardship in all our participants. We work with each individual project site to provide education, support and resources so emerging water leaders can work toward positive solutions to identified problems. 

Contact us for details on how your organization, school or neighborhood group can participate in the next water school!

Email our Water City Program Coordinator, Rhonda Nordstrom, at

rnordstrom(at)milwaukeewatercommons.org or call (414)763-6199.

2019 PARTNERS

Amani United

TRUE Skool

Victory Gardens Initiative

Word of Faith Minitstires

Young People's Resistance Committee

ALUMNI

Cross Lutheran Church

Doerfler Elementary School

Running Rebels

Groundwork Milwaukee

Friends of Lakeshore State Park

Center of Veterans Issues

Golda Meier School

Pathfinders

Escuela Verde

Gerald Ignace Indian Health Center

Wisconsin Green Muslims

Alice's Garden

Lake Park Lutheran

Core El Centro

All People's Church

TRUE Skool

Urban Underground

The Islamic Society

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Milwaukee Water Commons

2027 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53205

414.763.6199

staff@milwaukeewatercommons.org

@2019 Milwaukee Water Commons