CDMP Projects

Current Clients

Center Street Marketplace Business Improvement District

Providing board development and relationship building strategies to better promote local businesses along the one mile commercial strip; and to interface the District to the surrounding residential area, all of Milwaukee’s central city, and regional economic development mechanisms

Milwaukee Health Services Inc.

Providing expertise in fund development and relationship building strategies that will allow the organization to diversify its funding sources and improve income generation. CDMP is also part of a capital campaign team effort to expand existing clinical facilities and provide guidance on how best to interface with selected neighborhoods in a way that supports community health strategies.

Past Clients & Projects

Community Economic Development

North Avenue Marketplace Business Improvement District

Completed a three year planning document for implementation by the Board of Directors. Helped the organization develop key financial and operational systems to better monitor financial performance and results. Helped the organization hire a manager to implement programs and activities and interface with the surrounding residential community, which is under going major revitalization.

Community Village Limited

Completed a fund development campaign that raised $ 500,000 over a three year period. Developed strategic and operational plans for implementation by the Board of Directors and key staff. Assisted in planning for and developing single family and multi-unit housing, community based social services and educational facilities, and a commercial strip shopping center.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Workforce Development

Assisted in the completion of a regional inventory and evaluation of organizations that provide workforce development and employment related services.

Organizational Development

Lindsay Heights Area Community Collaborative

Completed a capacity building project involving six neighborhood associations. The project helped each association enhance services and activities to their residents. Facilitated a collaborative steering committee composed of community residents, community based organizations, and government entities that addresses housing in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.

Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Completed a strategic planning session with board members that resulted in the organization pursuing new programs and funding over the next three years that better serves youth interested in business and entrepreneurship.

New Horizon Center

Completed an organizational program planning review and worked on getting funding through the community development block grant process so New Horizon could better serve youth with court related issues who are being reintegrated back into the Community.

Project Management

Marquette Interchange Project

Completed outreach and public involvement activities for the $800 million highway and roadway construction project. Served on a team of contracted firms to provide project related information; conduct project update and educational sessions; and troubleshoot issues with area businesses related to the project timeline over a three year construction period.

African American World Cultural Center

Worked with a team of architects and other consultants to complete revisions to the project. This included revising project scope and shifting (re-orienting or relocating?) the location of the planned $10 million facility, which would house artistic and cultural activities and events in Milwaukee’s inner city.

Garfield Park Development

Worked with a team of consultants to obtain funding from the State of Wisconsin and private sources to revitalize a former manufacturing and assembly facility in Milwaukee’s inner city.

Public Private Partnerships

Making Connections Milwaukee

Served on a consulting team to implement strategies and activities associated with a 120 square block area community revitalization effort that was funded primarily by the Annie E. Casey Foundation , with additional support from local foundations. CDMP’s role included working with workforce development entities; government and private sector relationship building; and overall resident engageing resident in all aspects of the effort.

Milwaukee Renewable Communities Initiative

Made presentations to and followed-up with nonprofit organizations and small businesses regarding the Initiative, which offered grant and loan funding, and tax credits and accelerated depreciation under special federal government programs designed to stimulate economic development in designated low income Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative

Coordinated an 18 month planning effort focused on revitalizing a large urban Milwaukee neighborhood. The planning effort involved government entities, community based organizations, area businesses, and area residents. The planning effort garnered a $1.7 million, three-year grant from a national insurance firm to implement the plan.