Community First is a dynamic organization in Milwaukee supporting our community by providing low- and moderate-income homeowners with substantial home repairs to bring the housing stock up to code to beautify the neighborhoods we work in and improve the quality of life. Our site is set up as a blog to encourage interaction with our visitors and so that we can provide regular updates on our activities.

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04 June 2013

'Burgers and Birdhouses: Be a Part of Community First'

Thanks to everyone for coming out to support us at Community First's first fundraising event ever!  A special thanks to the Milwaukee Public Market and to all donors that helped make the night possible!





24 May 2013

Raffle Items Update for "Burgers and Birdhouses" Event

"Burgers and Birdhouses: Be a Part of Community First" is only 6 days away! If you haven't placed your ticket order already, there is still plenty of time. Reminder: tickets are $20 in advance and $25 dollars at the door. In addition to great food and drinks, live entertainment and birdhouse decorating, there will also be a traditional raffle and a 50/50 raffle! Below are just a few of the items that have been graciously donated from businesses throughout the greater Milwaukee Area. Harley-Davidson Museum Tickets (2) Lakefront Brewery 6-Pack MKE Brewing Co. MKE Ale House Gift Certificate MKE Distillery Bottle of Liquor Milwaukee Public Museum Tickets (2) Discovery World Tickets (4) Betty Brinn Tickets (4) Lela Personal Shopping Experience Beijo Lady's Handbag Amy Richardsons Photography Photo Shoot at Location of Choice Casablanca Lunch Buffet (2) El Mito Gift Certificate Nickerson Family Boat Ride on Lake Michigan with Complimentary Beverages Local Artist 3-Piece Set of Handmade Lady's Jewelry Community First, Inc. would like to extend a special "thank you" to Miller Baking Company for their commitment to donating 120 of their famous pretzel buns to the event!

12 May 2013

Fondy Farmers Market

Spring time is here, and so is the Fondy Farmers Market! Come for Wisconsin-grown vegetable and flower starter plants. SNAP/Quest cards can be used to buy vegetable starter plants (but sorry, not flowers).  The market is located right in our neighborhood at 2200 W Fond du Lac Avenue.  Check out their site for hours, dates, and details.  http://www.fondymarket.org/market

15 April 2013

Home Construction and Rehabilitation in our Backyard: Habitat for Humanity Focuses on the Washington Park Neighborhood

We're thrilled to have Habitat for Humanity investing in housing and community development in our very own Washington Park neighborhood!

"Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity this year plans to build 15 new houses and help at least 30 homeowners with major home repair projects in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood.
The 15 new houses would be built on vacant, foreclosed lots Habitat plans to buy from the city of Milwaukee for $1 apiece. The lots are in the area from West Walnut Street to West Vliet Street, bordered by North 32nd and North 34th streets. The nonprofit organization has committed to centering its projects in the Washington Park area for the next three to five years, said executive director Brian Sonderman..."
http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/real_estate/2013/03/milwaukee-habitat-for-humanity-to.html

07 April 2013

Milwaukee North Side Neighbhorhood Business Profile: Gee's Clippers

Check out this great profile of Gee's Clippers - a local busines located in the heart of the neighborhoods that Community First serves.  Congratulations on 18 years, Gee's Clippers, and keep up the great work!

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/giving-more-than-haircuts-ib9ai8e-201694791.html

Gaulien "Gee" Smith, owner of Gee’s Clippers at 4327 W. Fond du Lac Ave. in Milwaukee, has a laugh as he works on a haircut for Marque Parker.