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  • Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference
    Written by Michelle Milford
    Thursday, 01 December 2022
    Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference

    “I guess I don't have a real understanding of how helpful $100 is - I think your budget is much bigger.”

    An Urban Ecology Center supporter recently expressed worry that his gifts weren't impactful. His concern stemmed from the realization that there are those who give significantly more to the UEC than he does. 

    A gift is not meaningful because of its size - a gift is meaningful simply because it was given.

    Every single gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Here’s why:

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  • UEC’s Outdoor Leaders are giving the tools to become Leaders of the Outdoors
    Written by Michelle Milford
    Wednesday, 30 November 2022
    UEC’s Outdoor Leaders are giving the tools to become Leaders of the Outdoors

    What do you want to be when you grow up? In high school this question quickly becomes a daunting task to figure out. Luckily for Milwaukee students, the Urban Ecology Center is on a mission to keep this question full of hope and wonder. 

    The Urban Ecology Center High School Outdoor Leadership program is a unique paid internship that helps teens build a wide range of skills including leadership, studies of ecology, environmental justice, and job-readiness. After completing an 8-week summer internship, high school students have the opportunity to apply for an academic year position (September-April). 

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  • The Impact of UEC Restoration Efforts at Washington Park
    Written by Michaela Rosenthal
    Wednesday, 02 November 2022
    The Impact of UEC Restoration Efforts at Washington Park

    Since the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) Washington Park branch opened in 2007, we have had the privilege to work in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks, Washington Park Partners, Washington Park Senior Center patrons, our neighborhood schools, numerous student and corporate volunteer groups, community neighbors, and a variety of workforce development partners to help care for and activate Washington Park.

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