TRUE Skool, Inc.

TRUE Skool, Inc.

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Wisconsin Voices had a youth meeting at our office. The young adults were very candid about the issues they face everyday...
One thing was clear. Mental and emotional trauma was prevalent in their life.
Youth need healthy environments for creative expression and socialization.
Civic groups provide a safe alternative to street activities.
Here is TRUE Skool, Inc. a shining light of hope.

https://loom.ly/kLFyUgU
🎨 We love this neighborhood beautification project near 11th and North Avenue. The commercial building is owned by Hayat Pharmacy. TRUE Skool, Inc. partnered with We Are the League, a social impact collective, 371 Productions, which produced the "When Claude Got Shot" documentary, and the North Avenue Marketplace BID 32 to create the mural.
More scenes from the One Water Summit - A chance to spend time with collaborators, both local and from across the country. We were able to invite some of our Water School partners to attend and infuse a grass roots presence into the event.
Milwaukee Public Library
Villard BID
TRUE Skool, Inc.
We are SO EXCITED to have a musical performance by some of Milwaukee's most talented youth from TRUE Skool, Inc. on one of our floats this year! 🎼🎸

Make sure to keep your eyes and ears out for FLOAT #5 this Sunday, 9/25 on the !

For parade route/times and viewing locations > https://buff.ly/3zFH4gX
We were honored to be an organizer for the national held in Milwaukee last week by ! It was an opportunity of show off the great, watery, work happening in Milwaukee and more importantly, the people that work for Milwaukee's waters (and beyond!). From private sector work, government, and Milwaukee residents, there was a diverse representation of experience and expertise. It takes us all to care for our water. The plenary session was a chance to feature this range of commitment with panelists, Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Shalina Ali - Co Executive Director of True Skool, Mark Denning - A prominent Native American Culture Bearer, Kevin Shafer - Executive Director of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, and our very own Co-Executive Director - Kirsten Shead.



Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD
TRUE Skool, Inc.
Mayor of Milwaukee
Water Alliance
6th Environmental Justice Summit Bring to Movement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (8/21)- Thousands of people from across Northern California gathered at the Presidio of San Francisco to add a new perspective and voice to the environmental movement. According to organizers, "The 6th Annual Environmental Justice Summit is a bold platform for representation and activism that elevates and amplifies the voices and power of people of color as leaders in the environmental justice movement. Environmentalism is a movement that impacts all classes, colors, and demographics of society, yet there is a lack of diversity in the environmental movement itself.

People of color are strong supporters of environmental issues, more so than is commonly perceived. After all, communities of color have a much higher risk of getting polluted and have historically been targeted as dumping sites for toxic waste. This lack of diversity is hurting the movement and stalling progress that has been made to address the issue of climate change. If we want to continue making advancements in the climate justice movement, we need to be more inclusive.

At our 6th Annual Environmental Justice Summit, leading BIPOC environmental organizers from the Bay Area and beyond will come together to share experiences and discuss steps to diversify the Green Movement and needs of our vulnerable communities.

In partnership with San Francisco Baykeeper and hosted at the Presidio this event will foster collaboration between large NGOs and grassroots environmental justice organizations. The spotlight of this event will be placed on the underserved communities who are most impacted by climate change, in hope that their needs and people will be better represented by the movement.

As one of our flagship events, the Environmental Justice Summit (EJS) will attract and engage a diverse audience and build an inclusive multiracial coalition that crosses cultural, geographic, racial, age, gender, religious, and political boundaries. This will be a free all-ages festival style event that will be accessible to all.

Supporting BIPOC leaders increases the impact and scope of the environmental movement. This requires listening to the input of impacted community members and building trust with communities of color. It will also unite like-minded environmental organizations to connect, exchange ideas, and foster long lasting partnerships...."

Speaking exclusively with Khafre Jay, Executive Director for Hip Hop for Change, “$1 ½ Billion is given to environmental groups. Unfortunately, none of that money goes to people like us, people of color. White environmentalism is focusing on things that are easy to digest like polar bears. I love polar bears, but what’s not so easy to digest is the killing of black and brown peoples in neighborhoods adjacent to where they live. It gives white people a comfort level confronting things like orangutans, instead of confronting the destruction of communities of neighborhoods next door, especially if we don’t center voices of color…”

See: https://www.hiphopforchange.org/

“If we don’t present voices of color at the forefront on environmental issues, we’re not going to matter. I have had some environmental organizations, how would you get people of color to your environmental events? Hip-hop is the bridge. So we built rich, white platforms for people to invest in. With money, this has provided a platform that is safe for people of color, and certainly elevates people of color, Hip hop is unity. It is the bridge bringing people together…”

‘If we want to truly save the planet and make a difference, stop donating to the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace or 360.org. It’s not because they aren’t good organizations, but for many communities of color, we don’t have a voice. Too many BIPOC communities and organizations are so underfunded. Start donating to these organizations. We’re building this platform to add color to the Green movement!”

According to their website, "To enhance opportunities for marginalized people in the Bay Area, Hip Hop For Change Inc (HH4C) is reclaiming Hip Hop culture as a vehicle for education, empowerment, and cultural innovation. Out of displacement and neglect, inner-city neighborhoods birthed Hip Hop as an outlet for oppressed people to address socio-economic injustices and validate their experiences through music, artistic expression, and storytelling; however, this beautiful cultural art form has been co-opted.

White Media has historically portrayed Black and Brown communities through skewed frames and stereotypes by centering gross misrepresentations of our experiences and humanity. These media giants have used consumer capitalism and colonization tools to dictate the tone, narratives, and mediums by which people of color can adequately and safely express themselves. This unethical cultural hijacking has usurped Hip Hop's artistry, innovation, and power, caricaturing the culture as hyper-violent and hyper-sexual, promoting criminality, toxic masculinity, and materialism.

We provide solutions through Hip Hop culture by implementing grassroots organizing, arts programming, and educational events to advance our mission. We work with state and local partners such as the City of Oakland, the California Arts Council, the Zellerbach Foundation, the Sierra Club, and others that recognize the importance of arts and culture in POC communities.

We advocate for systemic change rooted in our community, owning the means of our creative production, amplifying our voices, and taking back our narrative. We recognize the colonial systems that use white supremacy to maintain practices that undermine communities of color by denying access to the opportunities needed to secure self-determination and liberty. Our core values stand with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our goal is to advocate for all marginalized communities, including POC, LGBTQAI, Indigenous/Tribes, Immigrants, disabled bodies, poverty-stricken, systems impacted, and others affected by colonialism in all its forms...."

“Allison Chan, Save The Bay (San Francisco), stated, “Our organization, Save the Bay has been tabling all day. It has been a great opportunity to connect with people on environmental justice issues. I am certainly glad to be part of this…”

See: www.savesfBay.org

According to their website, "For over 60 years, Save The Bay has been a trusted and proven entity protecting San Francisco Bay. In 1961, three citizen activists, Sylvia McLaughlin (pictured), Kay Kerr, and Esther Gulick, were alarmed by the years of pollution and destruction to their beloved Bay. Our founders mobilized their community to “save the bay” and from these roots a movement grew.

Like the challenges of the past, the threats we face now lie beyond the power of any single entity or individual to solve. With the support and partnerships of individuals, companies, and organizations Save The Bay is mounting efforts to make Bay Area communities sustainable, healthy, and equitable for all residents...."

Colette, Josh and Devin, 3Degrees Inc., added, “It’s good! It’s alive. It’s really nice to see so many people out and about. There is something meaningful about today! I love that there are so many people coming together over a common interest..”

See: https://3degreesinc.com/

According to their website, “For over 15 years, our renewable energy, transportation decarbonization, and climate solutions have made it possible for businesses and utilities to answer the call for immediate and meaningful climate action….”

CC Jamaica, Hip Hop 4 Change stated the importance of the event noting, “It’s important because it brings awareness to the community. Often, only specialized groups get addressed, yet most of the many people who actually who experience the effects of climate change are ignored…”

Brooklyn, Hip Hop 4 Change added, “Climate change and environmental justice issues are major problems for communities of color. But many people ignore them, but these issues affect us more than we know….”

Midway Binaural, Hip Hop 4 Change, noted, “Today was exhilarating! There was a lot of positive energy especially in regards to environmental equity. It was a little windy, but normal for the Presidio. I love Hip Hop 4 Change….”

Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper added, “Hip Hop 4 Change and music can activate and educate people. We at SF Bay Keeper are glad to be in partnership with such a powerful organization to help environmental justice against injustices against the San Francisco Bay..”

See: https://baykeeper.org/

According to their website, "San Francisco Baykeeper has defended the Bay and its watershed since 1989. We patrol on the water, investigate pollution, hold polluters accountable, and strengthen the laws that protect the Bay and the people of the Bay Area. For 30 years, our lawyers, scientists, and advocates have taken on the biggest threats to San Francisco Bay and its watershed—and won...."

Susan Silber, Collective Resilience, of Berkeley, California added, “It’s urgent that we support the environmental justice movement. There are so many solutions here. We just need to take some of those solutions and scale up. I am personally inspired by the young people here. This is a critical moment in history. This is about bringing the community together and what we need to do within those communities. Let’s not give up hope…”

Rashidi Omari, Destiny Arts Center along with Baykeeper, of Oakland, California summed up the experience, “It’s a great show! I got to perform earlier! It was great to perform for the people and get a great response…”

See: https://destinyarts.org/

According to their website, "Our founders—Kate Hobbs, Anthony Daniels and Sarah Crowell—laid Destiny’s foundation for developing peaceful, powerful and creative young people through a unique combination of self-defense training and movement arts practice. Throughout the years, they have been joined by a skillful, diverse corps of professional teaching artists who, together with the support of a dedicated administrative team and a loving extended community, now engage over 2,600 young people each year in arts practices at our North Oakland center and in public schools and community centers throughout the East Bay. We are committed to reaching young people with the least access to high quality arts education, and the movement arts practices we teach reflect the cultural diversity of the communities we serve. The Destiny community is socio-economically, racially and culturally diverse, and deeply committed to our values of welcome, inclusion and safety...."

Shalina S. Ali, TRUE Skool, Inc., noted, “The arts are an underrepresented part of environmentalism. But the best way to is through education which is central in racial justice. This event does that. This event and this movement does that!

Viva Fidel, TRUE Skool, Inc., added, “This is an amazing venue for a community celebration. This place is usually seen primarily as a tourist destination. People can get a clear view of what’s taking place on the ground level. They can come because of nature stewardship of the environment…”

See: https://www.trueskool.org/

According to their website, "Since our inception, TRUE Skool has continued to work with local and national artists, middle and high school aged youth, local and national community based/youth organizations, public officials, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large corporations and schools/universities to empower youth and young adults through our unique pipeline services...."

Furthermore, "Do you remember the days of your youth when you were excited to go to school, actually liked your teacher and wanted to learn? Today in Milwaukee, with one of the lowest high school graduation rates far too many young people see school as an obstacle rather than a means to success in life. TRUE Skool understands that we MUST create new solutions to old problems. Poverty, a troubled public school system, lack of positive opportunities and jobs for young people…things MUST change and we demand it happens now!

Coming from the “Golden Era of Hip-Hop” our instructors understand that Hip Hop culture was a positive empowering force in our lives as young people. It introduced us to past and present leaders, educated us on political and social issues through music and art, created new entrepreneurial opportunities and exposed us to different cultures and arts in ways that school never did...."

Headline musician Sa-Roc noted, “It’s important to be here as artists, not just as performers, This concert is a bold platform for representation and activism that elevates and amplifies the voices and power of people of color as leaders in the environmental justice movement, people who have not had primary voices in this discussion… As members of the BIPOC community, it makes sense that we were the original stewards of the Earth, and with the young people it is important that we listen to the voices in the years to come….”

See: https://sa-roc.com/

According to her website with Rhymesayers Entertainment, "Sa-Roc grew up in Southeast D.C., at the height of the crack era, with neighborhoods plagued by poverty and disaffection. Her early experiences shaped her understanding of the world around her, deepened her emotional sensitivity and cemented a social consciousness that would later feature heavily within her work. She was born three-months premature and didn’t make a sound during the first fourteen months of her life. This struggle to find a voice — both literally and creatively — would later be critical in shaping her lyrical expression.

Sa-Roc is arguably one of the most vibrant MCs in the world today. Her crisp articulation, fiery delivery, and her elevated and insightful lyricism has often placed her within the same conversation of some of Hip Hop’s most notable artists. Once dubbed by Okayplayer as “one of the most formidable microphone mavens in the game,” Sa-Roc is an artist for a socially conscious generation.

There was no lack of early influences; she was raised by an artist father and an avid reader for a mother who would expose their young children to black writers, musicians and performers. She was raised on everything from the syncopated rhythms of hometown Go-Go acts like the Rare Essence and the Backyard band, to the prophetic poetry of Gil Scott Heron and Nikki Giovanni. It was the work of writers like these and more that helped Sa-Roc foster a love for language and writing and while still young, she began to pen her own poetry and short stories. She attended the Sankofa Institute, a Pan African centered school where her writing, social and creative expression was nurtured by Hasinatu Camara, an educator and civil rights activist. Camara would introduce Sa-Roc to close friends like Kwame Ture (f.k.a. Stokely Carmichael) MutaBaruka, and Haile Gerima. It was through these personal encounters that she began to see how artistic expression could be used as a tool to educate, inspire, and create change, a set of principles that she continues to live by.

Sa-Roc was on the verge of graduating from Howard University as a biology major but decided to leave college and, eventually, to leave Washington D.C. for Atlanta. It was in Atlanta where she was introduced to famed DJ and producer, Sol Messiah. Inspired by one of the acts he was working with, Sa-Roc decided to record some of her poetry and rhymes to his beats. The result was her first EP, Astral Chronicles which dropped in 2008. She went on to drop a project titled Supernova that same year, and quickly began to gain recognition within the cultural and activist community in Atlanta, performing at social justice and political prisoner fundraisers, and other community based events. Still the full breadth of her artistic expression didn’t arrive until later that year when a surprise introduction at a Mutulu Shakur benefit concert thrusted her on stage for the very first time.

Sa-Roc had finally found the full range of her voice and there was no looking back.

Her powerful performances, metaphysical lyrics, and skills as an emcee, quickly caught the attention of the independent Hip Hop community in Atlanta. In an effort to maximize her momentum, as well as continually sharpen her skills, Sa-Roc and Sol Messiah continued to release a strong series of collaborative projects between 2008-2014, including Journey of the Starseed (2010), Ether Warz (2011), and Babylon (2013). Additionally in 2013, she also performed at the historic Zulu Nation 40th anniversary event, a performance which led to her gaining the attention of some of Hip Hop’s most respected pioneers. Sa-Roc was making waves as an emcee with notable stage presence and a prolific output — by 2014 she had dropped a stunning eight projects in six years, including 2014’s Nebuchadnezzar...."

-Jose Ricardo G. Bondoc

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Hip Hop nonprofit based in Milwaukee, WI TRUE Skool, Inc. has provided services and programs since 2004 and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2005.

Since our inception, TRUE Skool has continued to work with local and national artists, middle and high school aged youth, local and national community based/youth organizations, public officials, law enforcement agencies, small businesses, large corporations and schools/universities to empower youth and young adults through our unique programs and services.

Operating as usual

Beer Fest Features Six BIPOC Breweries 11/08/2022

Beer Fest Features Six BIPOC Breweries

More than beer brewing in Brew City......
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Shout out Tarik Jelani Moody
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https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2022/11/07/beer-fest-features-six-bipoc-breweries/

Beer Fest Features Six BIPOC Breweries Tarik Moody and Sugar Maple will present Brown, Black & Brews: The 5th Ingredient on Dec. 3.

11/03/2022

So many AMAZING Orgs in MKE!!!
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Art of Writing: Young Authors and Artists Conference at the Milwaukee Art Museum 11/01/2022

Art of Writing: Young Authors and Artists Conference at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Hey young world, the world is YOURS!

Milwaukee Art Museum hosting a conference for writers!

https://www.artofwritingconference.com/

Art of Writing: Young Authors and Artists Conference at the Milwaukee Art Museum For more than 30 years The Young Authors and Artists Conference has inspired and given voice to over 15,000 talented students at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Students from third through 12th grade spend the day with fellow passionate authors and artists.

10/26/2022

After working through some challenges w scheduling and transportation, these super talented Washington HS students we able to come through for their TRUE Skool Experience! It was a full day of sharing our solutions , storyboarding , we made some collab art , recorded a podcast and even made music with a focus on using + promoting healthy coping tools.
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Even everyday things like taking a walk in nature or taking a nap can help us relieve everyday stress!

10/19/2022

Wow! We got some AMAZING ART SUBMISSIONS in!! Winner announcements coming soon!
Gallery night
Fri & Sat (2-7p)

CALL FOR ART + POETRY $UBMISSIONS 10/14/2022

CALL FOR ART + POETRY $UBMISSIONS

DON'T FORGET!!!!
CA$H PRIZES -
https://www.trueskool.org/post/call-for-submissions-art-poetry

CALL FOR ART + POETRY $UBMISSIONS TRUE SKOOL is proud to announce our " Better Me Better Everything " Art + Poetry Contest! NOW Open for submissions!!! AGE + PRIZE CATEGORIES: 6-13 - $75 14-19 - $150 20+ - $250 Theme: "BETTER ME BETTER EVERYTHING" ART CATEGORY Criteria : All mediums/styles accepted ALL artwork dropped off at TRUE SK...

CALL FOR $UBMISSIONS (( ART + POETRY )) 10/12/2022

CALL FOR $UBMISSIONS (( ART + POETRY ))

Share this Art/Poetry contest with ANY Milwaukee area Creatives (ALL AGES) CA$H PRIZE$ on the line! OPEN for submissions!
an Artist or Poet!
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https://www.trueskool.org/post/call-for-submissions-art-poetry

CALL FOR $UBMISSIONS (( ART + POETRY )) TRUE SKOOL is proud to announce our " Better Me Better Everything " Art + Poetry Contest! NOW Open for submissions!!! AGE + PRIZE CATEGORIES: 6-13 - $75 14-19 - $150 20+ - $250 Theme: "BETTER ME BETTER EVERYTHING" ART CATEGORY Criteria : All mediums/styles accepted ALL artwork dropped off at TRUE SK...

10/12/2022

Know any amazing POETS or ARTISTS!?!? Oh yea!?!? We’re giving away CA$H PRIZES!!!

CONTEST STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

10/06/2022

Are YOU a TRUE Skool Alumni? Would you like to exhibit and sell some of your new works at our upcoming Gallery Night Oct21st +22nd!

Photos from Legacy Redevelopment Corporation's post 10/04/2022

Photos from Legacy Redevelopment Corporation's post

CALL FOR $UBMISSIONS (( ART + POETRY )) 10/04/2022

CALL FOR $UBMISSIONS (( ART + POETRY ))

We have an OPEN 🎨 ART X ✍🏽 POETRY CONTEST!!
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Ca$h Prizes!
https://www.trueskool.org/post/call-for-submissions-art-poetry

CALL FOR $UBMISSIONS (( ART + POETRY )) TRUE SKOOL is proud to announce our " Better Me Better Everything " Art + Poetry Contest! NOW Open for submissions!!! AGE + PRIZE CATEGORIES: 6-13 - $75 14-19 - $150 20+ - $250 Theme: "BETTER ME BETTER EVERYTHING" ART CATEGORY Criteria : All mediums/styles accepted ALL artwork dropped off at TRUE SK...

Better Ways To Cope 09/30/2022

Better Ways To Cope

If you know anyone going through challenges with addiction or substance abuse there are lots of resources and support services available especially for youth. ✨

Milwaukee County DHHS Community Access To Recovery Services Has a www.betterwaystocope.org site with a LIST and we hope u share it. We are honored to be participating in this solution based initiative. ☑️

Everyone should be aware of the networks of help that are available! Remember also it’s ok to communicate for assistance and ask questions.
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Better Ways To Cope Milwaukee County’s goal is to enrich your life by providing essential services that meet your needs and those of your family, neighbors, co-workers and friends.

09/29/2022

Speaking of Water….. check our special 3 part podcast series

We love connecting different creative minds! So much inspiration! So many TRUE stories to share! These are unfiltered. Unscripted + in fact these special guests didn’t even know what exactly what they were walking into! 🎙 We have more content from that beautiful night coming and continuing!! Collaborations flowing like 🌊
We decided to drop all three new episodes of our inspired series for your listening & learning pleasure! 🎧 thanks again to EVERYONE that came through + added on to the energy!!
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https://open.spotify.com/episode/2qzDbMul1RfDdjnMPisx45?si=7gPjexN5QdGDU_UwVKI24A

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Getting the Lead Out in Milwaukee — Healthy Lakes 09/28/2022

Getting the Lead Out in Milwaukee — Healthy Lakes

As of December 31, 2021, Milwaukee STILL had approximately 67,000 active water service lines made of lead.
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has some urgent & current issues related to the DRINKING WATER
https://www.healthylakes.org/latest-updates/getting-the-lead-out-in-milwaukee

Getting the Lead Out in Milwaukee — Healthy Lakes The majority of Wisconsin’s lead poisoning cases are from Milwaukee’s north and south sides, where the local populations are predominantly Black and Brown. From this crisis, Milwaukee has also become home to a grassroots collective working to get the lead out of the city: The Coalition on Lead E...

Honored to host the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of International Visitors. The group includes 4 NGO activists, 2 interpreters, and 1 liaison from the State Department. 
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Their mission: Learning about our #wearetrueskool #hiphoped movement of #art instruction, social #justice, community #service + #entrepreneurship.
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Objectives we covered together: 
Learning about our transformational now international arts programming, building relationships between communities in conflict, such as those from which our visitors come from in #Abkhazia and South #Ossetia 🌏 🇬🇪
Examine community partnerships, grassroots advocacy, and social media support, and how to build an #NGO from scratch; how to train students in fundraising and fund development, the latest research and trends in #fundraising, and best practices and trends in the #nonprofit sector. ✍🏽
#usstatedept #internationalinstitue 09/15/2022

Honored to host the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of International Visitors. The group includes 4 NGO activists, 2 interpreters, and 1 liaison from the State Department.
☑️
Their mission: Learning about our #wearetrueskool #hiphoped movement of #art instruction, social #justice, community #service + #entrepreneurship.
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Objectives we covered together:
Learning about our transformational now international arts programming, building relationships between communities in conflict, such as those from which our visitors come from in #Abkhazia and South #Ossetia 🌏 🇬🇪
Examine community partnerships, grassroots advocacy, and social media support, and how to build an #NGO from scratch; how to train students in fundraising and fund development, the latest research and trends in #fundraising, and best practices and trends in the #nonprofit sector. ✍🏽
#usstatedept #internationalinstitue

Action! 🎥🎞
Are you connected to TRUE Skool on IG?!?!?!??
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https://www.instagram.com/p/Cif2Acgu1B2/?igshid=NDRkN2NkYzU=

Honored to host the International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of International Visitors. The group includes 4 NGO activists, 2 interpreters, and 1 liaison from the State Department. ☑️ Their mission: Learning about our #wearetrueskool #hiphoped movement of #art instruction, social #justice, community #service + #entrepreneurship. 🛎 Objectives we covered together: Learning about our transformational now international arts programming, building relationships between communities in conflict, such as those from which our visitors come from in #Abkhazia and South #Ossetia 🌏 🇬🇪 Examine community partnerships, grassroots advocacy, and social media support, and how to build an #NGO from scratch; how to train students in fundraising and fund development, the latest research and trends in #fundraising, and best practices and trends in the #nonprofit sector. ✍🏽 #usstatedept #internationalinstitue

09/13/2022

Thank you to our Go Green for Parks event partners! We are less than a week away from celebrating our parks, screen printing with Cream City Print Lounge, jams from TRUE Skool, Inc., running with FEAR MKE, exploring nature with Wehr Nature Center, floral displays from Flowers for Dreams, and lots of fun activities for everyone.

Join us by registering today at https://www.mkeparksfoundation.org/gogreen.

09/12/2022

MORE Opportunities !
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LOOKING for poems raps songs or any form of lyrical writing celebrating our beloved Milwaukee County Parks....
MKE creatives
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Three submissions will receive CA$H PRIZES 🧐 and the winner will be transformed into an art piece by CK Ledesma and hung outside the future offices of Milwaukee County Parks.

They’re also hosting two writing workshops this month with amazing local writers — Mario the Poet (9/17) and Kavon Cortez Jones (9/25). MORE info : https://www.mkeparksfoundation.org/lyrics


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09/12/2022

BUSY week! Y’all ready!?!?
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Be part of the new MCTS Transit Teen Advisory Board! 09/08/2022

Be part of the new MCTS Transit Teen Advisory Board!

PAID opportunity for HS students 🚍
Get involved!
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https://www.ridemcts.com/community-outreach/be-part-of-the-new-mcts-transit-teen-advisory-boar

Be part of the new MCTS Transit Teen Advisory Board! Our community outreach efforts seek to contribute to the quality of life for all through initiatives, participation in community events & education.

Competition | I Am A Voter WI 09/02/2022

Competition | I Am A Voter WI

opportunity fo ARTISTS!
CHECK IT OUT!
https://www.iamavoterwi.org/competition

Competition | I Am A Voter WI On this page, please find information regarding the Scholarship Competition including entrant eligibility, competition guidelines, and available prizes. We are looking forward to reviewing your work!

BETTER ME BETTER EVERYTHING 08/30/2022

BETTER ME BETTER EVERYTHING

ALL 🔥 ALL MKE ARTISTS!
Push play + take a ride.
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Motivational Music for the Masses!

Stay tuned for MORE!

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https://open.spotify.com/album/32TfMc6fcFkcpUQ47jtEv5?si=EaV8EhgRQoixvUK8ZVrY-w

BETTER ME BETTER EVERYTHING TRUE SKOOL · Album · 2022 · 9 songs.

08/24/2022

Another BEAUTIFUL day in MKE!

Photos from TRUE Skool, Inc.'s post 08/21/2022

Hip Hop for Change Environmental Justice Summit 2022

Peace and love and gratitude

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood 08/19/2022

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood Supporters hope the artwork featured on the face of a commercial building can lead to healing and communication, while also uplifting the community.

08/19/2022

OUR FIRST CHARITY BASKETBALL CHALLENGE IS ON!
-Pete’s Pops vs. Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
-Monday August 22nd
-6 PM
-Washington Park basketball courts
-Pete’s Pops is playing for the
is playing for TRUE Skool, Inc.
-$500 from each team goes to the winning team’s charity.
Come out to support, watch, and “bet” on either side. We’ll have big donations boxes for each team where you can place your bets. We’ll also accept check or card donations on site at the event.
-PLUS, ROLLS AND POPS!

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood 08/18/2022

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood

This is an excellent highlight of our collective movement!
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https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/08/18/when-claude-got-shot-documentary-inspired-north-avenue-milwaukee-mural/10301828002/?fbclid=IwAR0JneuoGNxRjxn_dcAwSMqt6MuiFS-rSDWXybR_RBVoaelpaysdKuFtm_k&fs=e&s=cl#l6zcx5ck725rklgmr7q

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood Supporters hope the artwork featured on the face of a commercial building can lead to healing and communication, while also uplifting the community.

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood 08/18/2022

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood

This is an amazing highlight of our collective movement!

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/08/18/when-claude-got-shot-documentary-inspired-north-avenue-milwaukee-mural/10301828002/?fbclid=IwAR0JneuoGNxRjxn_dcAwSMqt6MuiFS-rSDWXybR_RBVoaelpaysdKuFtm_k&fs=e&s=cl#l6zcx5ck725rklgmr7q

Mural inspired by 'When Claude Got Shot' documentary illustrates peace, community for North Avenue neighborhood Supporters hope the artwork featured on the face of a commercial building can lead to healing and communication, while also uplifting the community.

Photos from TRUE Skool, Inc.'s post 08/16/2022

Photos from TRUE Skool, Inc.'s post

08/16/2022

💙💛 Milwaukee 💙💛 We are expanding with a brand new, big, and beautiful studio!

To celebrate, we are hosting an event at 133 W. Pittsburg Ave this Thursday from 4-7 PM with a ton of great vendors (see below)!

TRUE Skool, Inc.
Cache Cider
Hannah's Kitchen
Pets Helping People Inc
Thelma Carol Wine Merchants
Happy Joy Candy Floss

We want all of Wisconsin to celebrate with us 🎉, so we are offering free shipping to all of Wisconsin with the code: WISCOLOVE

Photos from Milwaukee Water Commons's post 08/16/2022

Photos from Milwaukee Water Commons's post

08/13/2022
TRUE GIVING | trueskool 08/12/2022

TRUE GIVING | trueskool

DON'T WAIT! The Party is THIS SUNDAY! Get your Boat Cruise Fundraiser Tickets TODAY!!!
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2:30 Boarding time!
Includes : FOOD , Drink Specials & Non Stop Dancing 21+
Group Discounts + Tickets available online:
slkt.io/VY9u

TRUE GIVING | trueskool Every single gift we receive is significant in funding our ever growing social movement and creating new opportunities for emerging and established Milwaukee artists. Make your donation go twice as far this TRUE Giving Season!

08/11/2022

About to drop this SUMMER PARK JAM 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥featuring the artists that will be LIVE on stage THIS SATURDAY!!!! SUMMER PARK JAM - IT'S CRAZZZZZYYYYYY!!!

What to See at Sculpture Milwaukee This Year - Milwaukee Magazine 08/09/2022

What to See at Sculpture Milwaukee This Year - Milwaukee Magazine

A team of True Skool CEO Summer Interns worked in coordination w Sculpture Milwaukee to design a super cool and creative activity booklet exploring the new 2022 Sculpture installments and Artists . This is an ongoing partnership and one of our favorite student intern lead projects that always gets better and better!! The students managed the overall process, the research, the meetings, the documentation , the design and details! This year we had them printed in collaboration w the awesome folks at The Bindery !! And guess what!?!? YOU can get your copy on SATURDAY at our Summer Park Jam!! 12-7 @ Marcus Performing Arts Center We have a FULL day of FUN lined up! Live performances, Dance , Djs, Food, live ART, vendors , media , kids area and more!

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/what-to-see-at-sculpture-milwaukee-this-year/

What to See at Sculpture Milwaukee This Year - Milwaukee Magazine This year's collection is a mix of fan favorites with new installations.

Had a beautiful day at @milwaukeeart with our summer CEO interns and @milwrep interns.

We were initially going to the have some fun in the sun at Bradford Beach but it rained on our parade and so we turned lemons 🍋  into lemonade. 

#weathered #mke #414 #artists #love #art ❤️ #wearetrueskool #milwrep #mke #hiphoped 08/04/2022

Had a beautiful day at @milwaukeeart with our summer CEO interns and @milwrep interns.

We were initially going to the have some fun in the sun at Bradford Beach but it rained on our parade and so we turned lemons 🍋 into lemonade.

#weathered #mke #414 #artists #love #art ❤️ #wearetrueskool #milwrep #mke #hiphoped

The FUTURE looks bright!

Had a beautiful day at @milwaukeeart with our summer CEO interns and @milwrep interns. We were initially going to the have some fun in the sun at Bradford Beach but it rained on our parade and so we turned lemons 🍋 into lemonade. #weathered #mke #414 #artists #love #art ❤️ #wearetrueskool #milwrep #mke #hiphoped

07/22/2022

SUMMER PARK JAM OFFICIAL lineup announcements coming soon!!!!!!

07/19/2022

Our Soundtrack is available on ALL platforms where you find your music! Check it out!
Featuring new music by
Jalen Greenlee Joseph Wilke Dos Feurtado King Ameas Ernesto Gomez Dominque Higgins Dom White Tyrone MackLee Randle Jr. and many other dope artists!
https://music.apple.com/us/album/betterme-bettereverything-feat-s-lva-king-ameas/1621819398?i=1621819412

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Discovery World 500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, 53202

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, 53217

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Milwaukee PBS Milwaukee PBS
1036 N 8th Street
Milwaukee, 53233

Milwaukee PBS educates, informs, entertains, and stimulates the imagination of adults and children alike. We make the best use of noncommercial media and related services to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
555 E Wells St, Ste 1100
Milwaukee, 53202

AAEA is the premier organization for professionals in the fields of agricultural & applied economics

Taking It Lightly Taking It Lightly
10919 W Bluemound Rd #50
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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee
CLACS, UWM, PO Box 413
Milwaukee, 53201

CLACS promotes, develops and supports teaching, research and outreach about Latin America and the Caribbean.

Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center
1360 N Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, 53202

The Holocaust Education Resource Center is dedicated to preservation of the memory of its victimes. By teaching about the Holocaust, the Holocaust Center aims to promote awareness of the evils of hatred and prejudice and to inspire ethical behavior.

Miriam's Music Miriam's Music
6304 N 119th St
Milwaukee, 53225

piano, organ and guitar lessons; music for weddings and funerals

Meta House, Inc. Meta House, Inc.
2625 North Weil Street
Milwaukee, 53212

Reclaiming Women's Lives, Rebuilding Families http://metahouse.org

AAEM Resident & Student Association AAEM Resident & Student Association
555 E. Wells St. Suite 1100
Milwaukee, 53202

AAEM/RSA is an accessible, collaborative organization that fosters innovation, education and advocacy for residents and students in emergency medicine.

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB) Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB)
1313 W Mt Vernon Ave
Milwaukee, 53233

KGMB works in partnership with its communities to create sustainable communities through clean, healthy, and beautiful neighborhoods for generations to come.

Teach For America - Milwaukee Teach For America - Milwaukee
700 W Virginia St, Ste 610
Milwaukee, 53204

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

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Wisconsin Institute of Allied Health & Wellness Teens Grow Greens Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UW-Milwaukee American College of Mohs Surgery AAEM Resident & Student Association Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) AAEM - The American Academy of Emergency Medicine STEM Forward MSOE SuperMileage Digital Bridge MSOE Kern Center Milwaukee PBS Beepods Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators - WAHI