Neighborhood Development









Neighborhood Development

Agape Community Center's Neighborhood Development department currently focuses on efforts in Thurston Woods, Fairfield, and Old North Milwaukee. Click the neighborhood profiles link above to receive more information about Agape's work in a particular area.  Neighborhood Development staff members focus on making strategic investments that further stimulate revitalization in these neighborhoods.  Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation, a partner of Agape Community Center, also serves portions of Graceland, Havenwoods, Town & Country Manor, and Wyrick Park.


  Upcoming Events:  

Thurston Woods and Old North Milwaukee
Monthly Neighborhood Meeting
Every 1st Monday of the Month!
6:00-7:30 pm
Agape Community Center

Next meeting: July 6th



Mobile Legal Clinic

The Milwaukee Justice Center, Milwaukee Bar Association and Marquette Law School will be coming to the Agape Community Center to provide FREE legal advice for residents! They can help with all non-criminal matters! Get here early because it is first come first serve!


When: Saturday June 20th

Where: Agape Community Center


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Stephanie Stilwell @ 414-465-5806 or


See you there!



Please contact the Neighborhood Development Office if you have any questions!


To see more events, check out our

Community Events Calendar!


The 1st of two CDS Workshops for the Most Improved Home Contest was a huge success. Architecture students from UWM worked with residents one-on-one to help develop ideas and designs.

If you are interested in making front exterior repairs on your home and would like some ideas and inspiration, sign up for the next CDS Workshop on Tuesday June 9th from 6-8pm at HEDC (6161 N 64th St).

Contact Leah at 414-465-5807 for more information.


What are YOUR neighborhood dreams?

Click here to take a short survey!! 


Check out this months Real Estate listings for

Thurston Woods and Old North Milwaukee.


Check out our 2014 Annual Report Here!




Neighborhood Development Team

  Karen Mierow

              Neighborhood Planner   

(414) 465-5804

Stephanie Stilwell

Community Development Specialist (VISTA)

(414) 465-5806

Leah Schaffer

Community Development Specialist (VISTA)

(414) 465-5807






Housing Resources, Inc.

Our partner for providing quality homebuyer education and neighborhood tours.

Rebuilding Together

Our partner for no-cost home repairs for qualifying seniors and/or disabled homeowners.  Click here for the Agape Service Area application.

Select Milwaukee

Our partner for foreclosure prevention services.  Contact Agape's Neighborhood Development staff for more information.



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