Important Dates

Friday, August 4, 2017 


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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Block Build MKE!

S. 19th St. & W. Lincoln Ave.

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Revitalize Milwaukee


Block Build MKE              Volunteer Day Schedule

7:00 am  -  House Captains and House Leaders     Arrive at House                              

 *Plan accordingly for the weather - we work rain or shine!

7:30 am  -  Registration Opens

8:00 am  -  Kick Off

8:30 am  -  Repairs Begin          

12:00 pm  -  Lunch - Resume work at 12:45pm

3:30 pm  -  Begin to finish up repairs

4:00 pm  -  Clean-up

5:00 pm  -  Block Build- Block Party!


What to Wear:

  • Comfortable  clothes to work in
  • Close-toed shoes
What to Bring for the Day: 
  • Basic set of tools - a suggested minimum list will be provided. It is a good idea to label your own personal tools.
  • Rain Jacket if necessary.

Provided On-site: 

  • Mandatory Revitalize t-shirt
  • Name tag (for your front and back!)
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves

Volunteer Overview + Tips!

  • Sign up for specific tasks at the orientation meeting or by checking with the House Leader or House Captain on the day of Block Build.
  • Use common sense when completing assigned tasks. Stay within scope of assigned tasks. When in doubt, ASK QUESTIONS!
  • Check with the House Captain first before doing any extra work requested by the homeowner.




Revitalize Milwaukee reached out to over 200 community leaders in the fall of 2016 to submit a block for consideration of the 2017 Block Build MKE. The judging panel was impressed by the quality of submissions and narrowed the submissions down to four finalists:  The Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative, The Near West Side Partners, Riverworks Development Corporation and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.

Revitalize Milwaukee is excited that Sixteenth Community Health Centers will be the 2017 recipient of the Mini- Block Build MKE which will take place on August 18-19, 2017 in the area near Lincoln Avenue Elementary School.  The selected area is on South 19th Street between West Hayes Avenue to West Lincoln Avenue.  This area will be the recipient of tens of thousands of dollars of investment from Revitalize Milwaukee to improve the neighborhood. 

Many homes will benefit from this neighborhood investment.  On August 19, 2017 hundreds of volunteers, corporations and partners will come together to revitalize this neighborhood.  Revitalize Milwaukee will provide large scale rehab, including critical repairs, accessibility modifications and beautification projects.  All homes will receive landscaping, new mailboxes and house numbers. 


         Renewing Hope, Restoring Independence, Repairing Homes,            and Revitalizing Communities for 17 years

  • More than $12.5 million invested through FREE home repairs.
  • Over 8,000 volunteers completing life-changing home repair projects.
  • Exceeding 7,700 home repairs.
  • Over 2,100 homes served.
  • 110 neighborhoods revitalized.

Revitalize Milwaukee's Block Build Projects:

In consideration of the opportunity afforded me to assist on a voluntary basis in the Revitalize Milwaukee Project, a project in which the homes of qualified low income homeowners will be repaired by volunteers, and in light of the aims and purposes of the community service provided by Revitalize Milwaukee in organizing this project, I hereby waive any right or cause of action arising as a result of my participation in said project from which any liability may or could accrue against Revitalize Milwaukee, or its officers and directors collectively or individually.

The undersigned hereby acknowledges that there are numerous risks inherent in participating in this volunteer project.  Some of the risks inherent in participating include but are not limited to serious bodily injury, death and/or property damage.    

By signing this document I understand that I may be releasing and forever waiving any claims that I might have arising out of the negligence of Revitalize Milwaukee, its agents, representatives, employees, officers and/or directors. I nevertheless choose to release and forever extinguish all rights and claims that I might have against Revitalize Milwaukee, its agents, representative, employees, officers and/or directors related to or caused by their negligent acts or omissions.

Additionally, to help us spread the word about Revitalize Milwaukee, we produce a number of promotional materials that are distributed to the public. We request your permission to use your name and photo image in our promotional pieces.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I agree that this waiver shall include any rights or causes of action resulting from personal injury to me or damage to my property sustained in connection with my activities for the Revitalize Milwaukee Project.

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