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We Got This is excited to kick off its 10th year of growing young leaders on Saturday June 11th at 8am. Young men, middle and high school age, are invited to come out to the We Got This Community Garden on the corner of 9th and Ring to make a positive impact on the community...
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Plant Donation with Teens Grow Greens We are also looking to gather plants for the upcoming growing season and will gladly take plant donations.  We have a great opportunity with Weber’s Greenhouse & Teens Grow Greens where you can donate $20 for a Plant Box (comes with several plants hand picked for the garden) or go into their store and select any...
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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The 6th season of ‘We Got This’ wrapped up on Saturday. It’s a community beautification and improvement program near 9th and Ring in Milwaukee. Artist and Activist Andre Lee Ellis and his wife Angela adopted an abandoned community garden next to their house at 9th and Ring, making it an informal...
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Printed on http://milwaukeecourieronline.com Boys travel from all around Milwaukee to the corner of 9th and Ring to be apart of We Got This. Photo by Dylan Deprey The clock struck 7:59 a.m. “You’ve got one minute,” shouted Andre Lee Ellis, to a boy starting to pick up speed as he ended up taking off into a full sprint past the corner of...
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We got this Milwaukee
This Saturday when you visit The Garden you will see the young men operating under a different order. I have a small group of brothers that are 18 and older that will help keep order and share more with the brothers because we are growing so fast. We will introduce “The Clothing Closet.” This is...
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A conversation with activist and organizer Andre Lee Ellis about the “500 Black Tuxedos” event at the Milwaukee Art Museum, how Ellis’ “We Got This” project got started, issues of race in Milwaukee, his grandson, and much more. The Milwaukee Magazine Podcast is now available on iTunes and Stitcher.  “We’re teaching young black men to break the cycle,”...
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Nearly 400 African-American boys and men, ages 5 to 73, got dressed up for a day on the town in December 2015. In a year defined by tragedies, they ended it with hope and high style. The full photo essay for “Well Suited” is available in the February issue of Milwaukee Magazine. The issue is available on...
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Tuxedo Event
“The event came from a request of little Black boys in my neighborhood on 9th & Ring Street who saw me dressed up to go to dinner and wanted to know why they couldn’t dress up and go to dinner. The event was created to give them that chance and also allow little Black Boys who...
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On December 12, 2015 Milwaukee will be transformed by the 500 Black Tuxedos Event. We are still trying to reach the 250 men needed to recruit the 250 boys. The men pay a $75 tuxedos rental fee to sponsor a boy to participate. To sign up they must go to Torrence’s house of Threads on...
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