Milwaukee Man Starts Mentoring Program for Black Youth in 53206

People living in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code face tough problems, but on Saturdays, things are different.

Thousands of the men from this zip code are in prison or have records. Jobs are scarce; poverty, almost universal. Some people sell drugs or their bodies to make money.

However, on Saturdays in the Borchert Field neighborhood, neighbors have started coming together to lift up the young people – thanks to Andre Ellis. He’s a local playwright, a community gardener and the man behind the “We Got This” mentoring program.

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Gardener, web designer, mom, daughter, co-host of the 53206 Cast podcast and loves Milwaukee, specifically 9th and Ring.

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