July 8, 2016
ISSUE 6-14

We thank you for reading this edition of the Prevention Journal! As always, please keep us informed of your coming events, job opportunities, grant availability, and other activities. Your ideas and feedback are welcomed.

Yours in prevention,
Elysse Chay Wageman
Prevention Services Manager, Public Policy Institute
Assembly Candidate Forums partner with tobacco prevention agencies and control networks

The  City of Milwaukee Tobacco Free Alliance and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute will host two Assembly Candidate Forums in partnership with local tobacco prevention and control networks in July. All candidates/incumbents have been invited from the designated assembly districts. Both events are open to constituents and community partners, however, registration is required. Please register with Coalition Coordinator, Deb Heffner by July 12th, 2016.
'I Am 53206' young people march for equality
 MICAH Youth Organizing Project 
MICAH Youth Organizing Project
Roughly 250 people participated in the "I am 53206" march to call attention to the struggles of young people in the 53206 zip code such as high rates of black male incarceration and the black-white wealth disparity. The march was organized by the Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope's Holy Ground Youth and Young Adult Organizing Project.

 Read the full story from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service 
MICAH's 53206 Holy Ground Youth and Young Adult Organizing Project leaders gather outside Incarnation Lutheran Church before addressing elected officials. (Photo by Naomi Waxman/NNS)
Silver Spring July Newsletter is published
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center released their July newsletter containing its various activities and ways to become a member of the center.  
The Center focuses on violence prevention through youth programming to address the underlying conditions that contribute to violence. 
Proposed $13 million to Wisconsin to address growing heroin and opioid epidemic
Wisconsin could receive up to $13 million as part of President Barack Obama's $1.1 billion proposal to combat the increasing opioid and heroin epidemic.

Local leaders are urging the passage of the proposal highlighting that nearly 900 people have died of opioid abuse in the county, which is double that of homicides and car accidents.

The proposed funds would expand access to treatment programs, eliminating or reducing treatment costs for those with no insurance, according to local and federal officials.
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In This Issue
Assembly Candidate Forums
'I am 53206' march for equality raises awareness
Silver Spring July Newsletter
Proposed money to aid in treatment for opioid addiction
Section 8 Housing Open
Milwaukee County is accepting applications for Section 8 Housing for the first time in 15 years.

Event Announcements
July 18, 9am-10:15am
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Works (W-2) provides employment preparation services and case management to eligible families. W-2 info-session will cover eligibility, application process, and services offered. Register with Jessica Kotsakis here.
July 18, 10:30am-12:30pm
Milwaukee, WI
DWCPS promotes the best interest of children and strengthen families to protect from abuse and neglect. The info-session meets mandated reporter requirements and will cover understanding child safety and how to make child abuse/neglect referrals. Register with Jessica Kotsakis here.
For more workshops and training sessions visit:  http://www.npcmilwaukee.org/workshop-calendar.html 

Job Opportunities
Safe & Sound is seeking a liaison between the City of Milwaukee residents,  law-enforcement, and government agencies.
More information here.
Safe & Sound is seeking a liaison between Near West Side residents, law-enforcement, and government agencies.
More information here.

 Safe & Sound is hiring a coalition leader to oversee youth programming and work directly with youth to design and implement youth-led activities, campaigns and events to build youth leadership capacity.
More information here.

Alverno college is seeking a part time counselor to educate students on wellness and provide counseling services.. More information here.

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