Neighborhood Development

Agape Center Yellow Chair Project

A Project of The Agape Center in Milwaukee Wi, The Yellow Chair project is a initiative to bring neighborhoods closer together through yellow chairs built by community members that visually demonstrate a sense of community, togetherness and safety. The project was supported by Ministry Health Care, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation, in Partnership with the City of Milwaukee.

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: October 5th


Sweetest Day Home Tour

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

11:00am - 1:30pm

Tour available homes in Thurston Woods neighborhood with realtor Timothy Ferguson, contractors, building inspectors and financial institutions.

Call Karen Mierow at 414-465-5804 to pre-register, space is limited.


 Agape Community Center Presents:

Mediation Training

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court. It involves an independent third party-a mediator-who helps both sides come to an agreement. The role of the mediator is to help parties reach a solution to their problem and to arrive at an outcome that both parties are happy to accept.

Do you want to be a Mediator in your neighborhood?

The Agape Community Center will be partnering with LaShawndra Vernon from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County to host Mediation training.

When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Agape Community Center

If this is something that you are interested in, please contact Melissa Marchese @ 414-465-5806 or Limited space is available so please register as soon as possible!



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.



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

Melissa Marchese

Community Development Specialist

(414) 465-5806






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, homebuyer education counseling, helping customers become successful homeowners.  Contact Agape's Neighborhood Development staff for more information.



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